Teaching Social Skills To Youth – Book Review

Tom Dowd M.A. and Jeff Tierney M.Ed. – Teaching Social Skills To Youth 5/5 A few years ago, Shae and I became group home parents. This basically meant that we were full time foster parents in a house of five teenage girls. The girls were there for a variety of reasons – some were in […]

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Cell Phone Etiquette For Teenagers

“You are not a rude person; do not allow the iPhone to change that.” This was one of my favorite lines from the iPhone contract a mother gave her 13 year-old¬†that has been circling the internet since Christmas. Janell Burley Hofmann had many other great suggestions for her teenage son about cell phone etiquette. Many […]

Goal Setting For Teenagers – Youth Work Session Idea

Goal setting for teenagers is an important life skill. It can be challenging (like helping young people make informed decisions)¬†because adolescent brains aren’t as developed and therefore can’t always reason out every possible consequence to their choices. But when you see teenagers set and achieve goals, it can also be very rewarding. This week’s youth […]

How To Equip Youth For The ‘Real World’

Q: What kinds of sessions could I offer to help the youth in my programs be prepared for entering the ‘real world’? A: This is such a great question. We often work on skills with youth that directly affect their current circumstances. But for some of the youth in our programs, the future is rushing […]