The Washington State Department of Health has recently published a new webpage, Teen Health Hub WA, or The Hub. Created by the Department of Health Adolescent and Young Adult Health Team, in consultation with teens and young adults in Washington State, including a dedicated Youth Advisory Board, the page is designed for continuous expansion.
Whether through involvement in extracurricular student groups, in-school enrichment opportunities, or classes such as art and shop, students can benefit greatly from learning skills that are applicable to hobbies at home – both now while they are in school and in their futures as adults.
This video would be great to share with children in elementary grades and their parents! Explained to Kids: Mental Health, Mind & Heart Wellness, from Shandy Clinic, is only one minute and thirty seconds in length. Its approach is positive and prevention-oriented.
The article, 35 Tips for Dealing With Difficult Family Members During the Holidays, written by Melissa Boudin, PsyD and reviewed by Kristen Fuller, MD, was published by Choosing Therapy on October 17, 2023. We have listed the 35 tips shared by the authors, and hope you will visit Choosing Therapy to read the expansion of each for yourself.
By combining advice from the American Psychiatric Association and the Mayo Clinic Health System, we have generated the following list of holiday stress reduction strategies you might use yourself and encourage your parents and older students to use.
This video, Reducing Holiday Stress in Kids, two minutes and sixteen seconds in length, from Eugene Pediatric Associates, would be great to share with parents of your students!
Building Blocks for Healthy Self Esteem in Kids, from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), via its parent website healthychildren.org, defines “self esteem” as “the way we perceive ourselves,” and tells us that self esteem influences resilience, relationships, motivation, and achievements.
Imagine having - right at your fingertips - a list of small actions you could take to calm yourself, or to energize yourself, as needed! With iChill, a FREE app from the Trauma Resource Institute, you, or anyone with internet access, can have exactly that!
A list of curated resources aligned with the NCESD Behavioral Health team’s monthly email newsletter; May includes links to excellent mental health resources