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New online resource: Reaching Teens

Reaching Teens: Strength-based, Trauma-sensitive, Resilience-building Communication Strategies Rooted in Positive Youth Development (2nd edition) is an online resource from the American Academy of Pediatrics that is designed to benefit all professionals who serve adolescents.

Reaching Teens integrates a trauma-sensitive model with the core belief that identifying, reinforcing, and building on inherent strengths can facilitate positive youth development.

More than 400 videos combine with written chapters to show how strength-based communication engages and empowers teens.

Preview a sample chapter, including video and other interactive content at the end: “The Traumatic Impact of Racism and Discrimination on Young People and How to Talk About It”

Includes content customized for a variety of settings, for example:

  • educational
  • juvenile justice
  • substance use program and recovery
  • foster care
  • health care
  • sports and physical recreation
  • services for youth enduring homelessness, unstable housing, or human trafficking

Content is also organized according to specific professional training needs (skill-based units):

  • instituting trauma-sensitive practices and strength-based approaches
  • resilience, self-regulation, and stress management
  • honoring diversity and practicing cultural humility
  • effective communication

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To find this resource from the UC Davis Library website, search the library catalog for “reaching teens” or navigate the Health Sciences eBooks Guide. Remember to log in to the Library VPN (Pulse Secure) to access from off-site.

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