From test scores to bullying to family relationships, teens have a lot on their minds. When wrestling with questions and concerns, all young people can benefit from a safe, supportive place to “just talk” with caring peers and an attentive adult about the issues that really matter to them. Talk with Teens About What Matters to Them gives you the resources you need to create that place through guided small-group discussions. These discussions provide teens with opportunities for articulating their feelings, building self-esteem, affirming themselves, and more.
Tested with thousands of adolescents in a variety of schools and other settings, the discussion sessions in this book:
Each discussion session is clear, self-contained, and step-by-step, and many sessions include reproducible handouts. Introductory and background materials offer practical tips and guidance, helping even less-experienced group leaders feel prepared and confident in their role. Ideal for advising teachers, counselors, and youth workers in all kinds of school and group settings, this book meets the American School Counselor Association’s national standards for academic, career, and personal/social and emotional development.
Digital content contains all of the reproducible handouts from the book.