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Family Coaching

DEFINITIONS & PLANNING

Family Coaching: Helping parents and caregivers with parenting challenges by offering alternative perspectives about family situations, creating strategies to prevent youth high-risk behavior, and developing family dynamics that achieve balanced parenting goals.

Prevention Planning: Use this section to plan your prevention activities and prevention discussions regarding this topic.

TAKE A QUIZ

ACTIVITIES

Activities

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RESOURCES

Videos

organizations

  • Center on the Developing Child

    The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University is a multidisciplinary team committed to driving science-based innovation in policy and practice.

  • CDCs Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Research

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) research describes how ACEs affect lifelong development. 

  • HALO for Kids

    Healthy Alternatives for Little Ones is an evidenced-based, developmentally appropriate health education and prevention program for 3-6 year-old children.

  • NIH Health Brain and Child Development Study

    NIH initiative to help researchers and clinicians address a critical gap in our knowledge of how environmental exposures, especially opioid and other drug use, affect infant and child brain development.

Reading & Research

  • Troubled Family Life Changes Kids Brains

    Article in Scientific American by Ian Chant about the effects of family problems on the developing brain. 

  • Resilience: A Meta-Analytic Approach

    This study investigated the relationship between psychological resilience and its relevant variables by using a meta-analytic method. The results indicated that the largest effect on resilience was found to stem from the protective factors, a medium effect from risk factors, and the smallest effect from demographic factors.

  • The Resilience Workbook for Teens

    The Resilience Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Gain Confidence, Manage Stress, and Cultivate a Growth Mindset by Cheryl M. Bradshaw (2019)

Student Engagement

DEFINITIONS & PLANNING

Student Engagement: Engaging students in the learning process to increase understanding and motivattion to practice higher-level critical thinking skills about high-risk behavior.

Prevention Planning: Use this section to find information, activities, discussion and fact handouts, as well as access to research about this topic.

TAKE A QUIZ

ACTIVITIES

Videos

Activities

Links

  • The Resilience Workbook for Teens

    The Resilience Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Gain Confidence, Manage Stress, and Cultivate a Growth Mindset by Cheryl M. Bradshaw (2019)

RESOURCES

organizations

  • DoSomething.Org

    As the largest not-for-profit exclusively for young people and social change,

Research & Readings

Staff Topic Material

DEFINITIONS

Faculty Topic Material: Section dedicated to putting prevention topic material at faculty and school staff's fingertips. Material in these sections includes Universal (Tier I), Selective (Tier II), and Indicated (Tier III & IV) activity ideas, resources, and research relevant to a particular high-risk topic or skill.

Prevention Planning: Use the Faculty Topic Material section to help plan prevention activities for the whole school, faculty in-service, group counseling, and individual & family engagement.

ACTIVITIES

Videos

Activities

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    Take the ACES Quiz

    The Adverse Childhood Experiences, or “ACEs,” quiz asks a series of 10 questions (see below) about common traumatic experiences that occur in early life. Since higher numbers of ACEs often correlate to challenges later in life, including higher risk of certain health problems, the quiz is intended as an indicator of how likely a person might be to face these challenges.

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    Resiliency Quiz

    Teach students the aspects of resiliency by taking a quiz.

     

Links

  • ACEs Resource Kit

    Resources and essential tools for the education and prevention of ACEs for parents, teachers, and caregivers.

  • Family Ties That Bind: Self Help

    Resources and essential tools for the education and prevention of ACEs for parents, teachers, and caregivers.

RESOURCES

Videos

Organizations

  • Center on the Developing Child

    The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University is a multidisciplinary team committed to driving science-based innovation in policy and practice.

  • CDCs Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Research

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) research describes how ACEs affect lifelong development. 

  • HALO for Kids

    Healthy Alternatives for Little Ones is an evidenced-based, developmentally appropriate health education and prevention program for 3-6 year-old children.

  • NIH Health Brain and Child Development Study

    NIH initiative to help researchers and clinicians address a critical gap in our knowledge of how environmental exposures, especially opioid and other drug use, affect infant and child brain development.

Readings & Research

  • The Resilience Workbook for Teens

    The Resilience Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Gain Confidence, Manage Stress, and Cultivate a Growth Mindset by Cheryl M. Bradshaw (2019)