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

By September 13, 2021October 14th, 2021Webinars

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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