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The Mental Well-Being of At-Risk Teens

ARISE Blog: The Mental Well-Being of At-Risk Teens
In recent years there has been an uptick in mental health issues in teens and young adults. The National Institute of Health reported that one in five adolescents “aged 12-17 in the US had at least one major depressive episode.” It is necessary to equip youth with the tools necessary to navigate life’s challenges.

Lessons for Teaching At-Risk Teens About Violence and Conflict

ARISE Blog: Lessons For Teaching At-Risk Teens About Violence and Conflict
Understanding the Nature of Violence: Teach at risk teens to recognize the different forms of violence, including physical and emotional and how it affects them, families, and communities.

Life Skills Lessons as Part of Your Summer Program for At-Risk Youth from Elementary to High School

ARISE Life Skills Lessons as Part of Your Summer Program for At-Risk Youth from Elementary to High School
Incorporating life skills into a summer school program or summer camp program can be beneficial.  It can offer them practical knowledge and abilities that are essential for success in life.

Parenting Skills for At-Risk Teens

Parenting Skills for At-Risk Teens
Teen parents face unique challenges and responsibilities as they navigate the journey of parenthood at a young age. Here are some key things they need to know.

Youth At-Risk of Dropping Out of School

Youth At-Risk of Dropping Out of School
Preventing at-risk youth from dropping out of school involves addressing various factors that contribute to disengagement and lack of motivation.

Anger Management is a Life Skill

Anger Management is a Life Skill

Helping at-risk youth to manage anger is important to their emotional and mental well-being.

Social and Emotional Learning is Necessary for At-Risk Youth

Social and Emotional Learning is Necessary for At-Risk Youth

SEL (Social Emotional Learning) encompasses a range of life skills crucial for navigating life’s complexities. Of course, these at-risk youth need academics, but they need life skills that go beyond academics.

Why Are At-Risk Teens So Sad?

Why Are At-Risk Teens So Sad?
The reasons behind sadness in at-risk teens can be complex and multifaceted, as everyone’s circumstances and experiences are unique. However, there are several common factors that may contribute to the sadness of at-risk teens.

Life Skills Lessons for At-Risk Youth

Life Skills Lessons for At-Risk Youth
Life skills lessons for at-risk youth are essential for equipping them with the knowledge and abilities they need to navigate challenges, make positive choices, and build a better future. At-risk youth may face various difficulties, such as poverty, family issues, substance abuse, or involvement in the juvenile justice system.

Managing Behaviors of At-Risk Teens and Building their Life Skills

Managing Behaviors of At-Risk Teens and Building their Life Skills

Managing the behavior of difficult populations of youth can be challenging but is essential for their well-being and their development.  Difficult populations can encompass a range of issues, including delinquency, behavioral disorders, substance abuse, and more. Here are some strategies and considerations for effectively managing the behaviors of at-risk youth and improving their life-skills.

Improve Mental Health of At-Risk Youth Through Listening

ARISE Blog: Improve Mental Health of At-Risk Youth Through Listening
Active listening is therapeutic.  It is the most effective form of conflict resolution. Many things can create conflict, but what sustains it is the feeling on the part of at least one of the parties that they have not been heard. They have not been listened to. We have not “heard their pain”. There has been a failure of empathy. That is why the use of force to resolve conflict is so profoundly self-defeating.

Mental Health Challenges for At-Risk Youth

Mental Health Challenges for At-Risk Youth
At-risk youth, particularly those facing metal health challenges, require special attention and support to address their unique needs. Here are some common mental health challenges faced by at-risk youth and potential strategies for addressing them.