Mental Health & Wellness

Resilience Booster: Parent Tip Tool

There is a large body of research supporting the importance of building resilience to help prevent negative consequences of environmental stressors. Read more ›

Launching Late: How to Help Your Child with Failure to Launch

“Failure to launch” has been used recently to describe grown children who, for one reason or another, aren’t willing or able to leave their family home to pursue their own goals, lead independent lives and become self-sufficient. Read more ›

Life Skills for Teens and Healthy Lifestyle Tips [web resource]

An important part of growing up is learning how to take care of yourself. By the time you leave home to live on your own, you need to possess a basic set of life skills, including the ability to take care of your own eating, sleeping, health, finances, shopping, and laundry.

Set to Go, a collection of tools and information from the JED Foundation, helps you prepare for a successful transition to college. Read more ›

Nine Tips for Talking With Kids About Trauma

As much as we might want to, we can’t always protect children from witnessing violence and tragedy in the world, whether it’s mass shootings, terrorist attacks, or war. As parents, teachers, and other supportive adults, what we can do is comfort and communicate with children in the most healing way possible. Read more ›

Here’s Why You Should Make a Habit of Having More Fun

When was the last time you flew too high on a swing and lost your stomach, or busted out laughing so hard that you started crying? If it’s been awhile since you’ve had this kind of fun, you’re not alone. Read more ›

What Is Toxic Shame?

Toxic shame is a feeling that you’re worthless. It happens when other people treat you poorly and you turn that treatment into a belief about yourself. You’re most vulnerable to this type of poor treatment during childhood or as a teen. When you feel toxic shame, you see yourself as useless or, at best, not as good as others. Read more ›

Handle With Care: Supporting Young People During Crises

The entire community is responsible for protecting and supporting children, especially in times of crisis. In empathizing with families, educators and community members who must respond to the needs of children as a traumatizing event unfolds, Learning for Justice gathered recommendations and resources to help guide conversations with young people and to manage potential subsequent actions and reactions. Read more ›

Communicating With Your Teen—How to Approach Conversations With Empathy and Understanding

Establishing a connection with your teen is the basis for effectively supporting their mental well-being and social and emotional learning. When we love someone, we are interested in them and in their thoughts and feelings. As your child grows, communication is one way of showing your love and respect for your growing child. Read more ›

10 Strategies to Build Your Anxiety Toolkit

Anxiety can wreck your mental and physical health. These tactics will give you short-term relief and long-term strategies to manage it. Read more ›

Digital Anxiety — How Technology and Social Media Makes Us Anxious and What You Can Do About It

Life is unpredictable and anxiety-producing. There’s no doubt that technology and social media have intensified our anxiety, and our lack of in-person connection and interaction, time in nature, and engagement in our communities is creating what some mental health professionals are referring to as “digital anxiety.” Read more ›

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