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Fostering Gratitude Not only on Thanksgiving but Every Day in At-Risk, Troubled Children and Teens

Fostering Gratitude Not only on Thanksgiving but Every Day in At-Risk, Troubled Children and Teens

Research has shown that gratitude plays a big role in an adult’s wellbeing and success.

Recent studies are showing that gratitude is beneficial in children and young adolescents. Grateful adolescents are happier and more optimistic and satisfied with their lives and more engaged in school. 

Conflict Resolution Strategies for Middle School Youth

Conflict Resolution Strategies for Middle School Youth

Middle school is a time of immense growth and development and at the same time emotional turmoil in which there are peer conflicts, conflict with adults and conflicts with themselves. Here are strategies to share to help middle school at risk youth develop conflict resolution skills.

Long Term Effects of Vulnerable Youth in Foster Care and Those Aging Out of Foster Care

Long Term Effects of Vulnerable Youth in Foster Care and Those Aging Out of Foster Care

Children and teens who live in long-term foster care experience higher rates of behavioral and emotional problems compared with their peers who are reunited with their families or adopted, according to new research from the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire.

Strategies for Managing Conflict in a Classroom

Strategies for Managing Conflict in a Classroom
Conflict management is the practice of being able to identify and handle conflicts sensibly, fairly and efficiently. The teacher, counselor, or youth workers role in helping at-risk youth resolve conflicts is to listen. Listening empowers the youth to take ownership of the conflict.

Teaching At-Risk Youth, the Learning Strategy called GRIT

ARISE Blog, Teaching Children about GRIT
Grit is defined as passion and perseverance in pursuit of long-term goals. Grit is not talent nor luck. It is having a goal and working toward that goal. Not giving up.  Angela Duckworth has popularized the concept of Grit. Grit is a life skill that can be learned. Angela Duckworth said: “Grit may not be sufficient for success, but it sure is necessary. If we want our children to have a shot at a productive and satisfying life, we adults should make it our concern to provide them with the two things all children deserve: challenges to exceed what they were able to do yesterday and the support that makes that growth possible.

Suicide - A Social Issue Facing Middle and High School Youth Today

Suicide - A Social Issue Facing Middle and High School Youth Today
Suicides among young people is a serious problem. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for children, adolescents and young adults aged 15-24 years old. Since the beginning of COVID suicide has increased in at-risk teens and young adults.

Ten Social Issues Facing Middle Schoolers

Ten Social Issues Facing Middle Schoolers
1. Stress

These young people in middle school have stress in their life. They may have negative thoughts or feelings about themselves. Their bodies are changing and that is stressful. They may have family problems such as separation or divorce of parents. They may have issues with their friends. Hanging with the wrong crowd can be stressful.  Some may live in unsafe environments. They make take on too many activities. Others live in poverty, or their families are facing financial or medical problems. If they have to change schools, this can be a major stressor.

How At-Risk Troubled Youth Become Troubled Adults

How At-Risk Troubled Youth Become Troubled Adults

ARISE Life Skills Curriculum help youth deal with the events and challenges of everyday life. After participating in the ARISE life skills groups youth acquire a new sense of well-being, they are engaged in learning and motivated to make positive changes in their lives.

Helping Young Children Get a Head Start to Learning

Helping Young Children Get a Head Start to Learning
ARISE Life Skills Lessons for Head Start Programs can be utilized by Head Start Programs to improve school readiness by emphasizing social and emotional skills and providing healthy mental and physical development.

Aids and Barriers to Communicating With At-Risk Youth

Aids and Barriers to Communicating With At-Risk Youth
It’s not possible to help someone if you can’t communicate with them. These aids and barriers to communicating with at-risk youth will foster understanding.

10 Ways Parents Can Help Their At-Risk Teens

10 Ways Parents Can Help Their At-Risk Teens
Parenting is rewarding, exhausting, and emotional. It’s frightening when kids are troubled. Here are 10 ways parents can help their at-risk teens.

The Benefits of Participating in After-School Programs

The Benefits of Participating in After-School Programs
After-school programs provide an extended safe haven and so much more for students. Learn about the benefits of participating in after-school programs.