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Webinar – What do young people say they need for their mental health?

By Cultures Of Dignity | September 13, 2021

teens mental health

What is important for educators and parents to know about teen’s mental health right now?

We hosted a webinar on exactly that. Rosalind Wiseman Co-Founder of Cultures of Dignity and Megan Hoskins Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner were joined by three Cultures of Dignity’s Teen advisors to discuss questions like…

  • How can adults help in a way that works best for teens?
  • What do adults do that doesn’t work for teens
  • What do adults think teens need?
  • What do teens actually need?

Their advice: open, positive discussions are the key to understanding what teens may be going through.

  • Remember listening is being prepared to be changed by what you hear
  • Give teens privacy and don’t let them isolate in their rooms for days at a time
  • Don’t ask a lot of questions when you see your child at the end of the day. Focus instead on quietly spending time with them
  • If they open up to you, lead with “tell me more” rather than, “Are you sure?”
  • Don’t overly relate. You can validate that things are hard but you do not know what it is like to be a teenager during these times.
  • Validate, don’t relate.

If you have further questions or comments please drop us a line on Facebook, only through open communication do we grow and learn together!

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