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Issue: High Conflict Youth

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When emotion is high, thinking is low.

Working with high conflict youth can bring out heightened emotions in youth workers just as much as in the youth. So how do we help teens without getting caught up in their drama?

View the Helpsheet HERE.

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Issue: Teens who Self-Harm

There are many different reasons for youth to self-harm. If they feel numb, they can self- harm to feel alive. If they are angry, they can self harm to punish someone else. It can take many different forms – anything from cutting to unsafe sex. The most common reason people start self-harming is to reduce emotional distress. And in the immediate, it works. That’s why self-harm is so addicting.

Download the Helpsheet PDF HERE.

(download the Helpsheet PDF HERE)

Further recommended  reading: “Hope and Healing for Kids Who Cut” by Marv Penner, and  “Healing the Hurt Within ”  by J. Hope Sutton

WARNING: We don’t recommend kids going onto online forums and talking about self-harm. In our experience it seems to trigger the urge to self harm, teach them, increase their options of how to do it, and how to keep it secret longer. Having said that there are many online forums for kids to get plugged into. If a young person is involved in online forums anyway, it’s important that they plug into a positive forum focused on health and help.    www.recoveryourlife.com provides some less negative and more healthy online exchanges.

Link: Aboriginal Youth Support

Honouring Life Network: Aboriginal youth suicide prevention website.

This website has a number of useful and informative resources. There a videos about supporting those affected by suicide or struggling with suicidal thoughts as well as youth talking about how to prevent suicide and honour life. There are numerous ideas for Aboriginal youth and those working with Aboriginal youth. Continue reading Link: Aboriginal Youth Support

Issue: Angry Teens

hulkHelping Teens Who Are Angry By Carmen Rempel
“You see, anger can become a habit for some youth. But not one they like. Youth who struggle with outbursts of anger often feel out of control. Feeling helpless against your own anger can feel like living in an unbreakable cage. That in and of itself would make me angry.”

Download the Helpsheet PDF HERE.

(download the black and white Helpsheet PDF HERE)

Recommended reading: Anger Management for Dummies