Information and support for social issues that teens are coping with everyday.
Text "Start" to 741-741 to begin the conversation when you or someone you care about is in a crisis situation.
Bullying and Substance Abuse - Bullying transcends childish acts such as teasing, rough housing or joking around. It can be a dangerous activity with devastating physical and psychological effects. It’s a prominent risk factor for substance abuse and addiction, but the person being bullied isn’t the only one at risk.
TALK they hear you. The chance that children will use alcohol increases as they get older. About 10 percent of 12 year-olds say they have tried alcohol, but by ag 15, that number jumps to 50 percent. The sooner parents talk to their student about alcohol, the greater chance they have of influencing the decision not to drink.
Lifeguard Workshop - The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services. It is especially helpful to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24 AND their support environment.
Real GirlTips - Rachel Simmons is an author, educator and coach helping girls and young women grow into authentic, emotionally intelligent and assertive adults.
Online Safety - National Children's Advocacy Center links with information about Internet & social media safety, bullying, and healthy relationships.
Coping Skills- Coping skills help us get through difficult times - they can give us an important break from mental and emotional distress, and sometimes they are literally life-saving.
Love Is Respect - Relationships can be healthy, unhealthy, abusive or somewhere in between. Explore this section to learn what dating looks like, ways to respect your partner’s needs and how to communicate effectively.
Safe School Helpline - Students have eagle eyes and excellent hearing. Students do know what's about to come down. They've heard the threats, seen the evidence, and can be scared. They want to keep their school safe. Students are ready and willing to share information with school authorities, if they can do so anonymously, and without fear of retribution.
Stop Bullying - Bullying can happen anywhere: face-to-face, by text messages or on the web. It is not limited by age, gender, or education level. It is not a phase and it is not a joke. Bullying can cause lasting harm. What Does Bullying Look Like? There are many warning signs that could indicate someone is involved in bullying. If you suspect that someone you know is being bullied or is bullying others, check out the warning signs so you can help.
Hoosier Youth Challenge Academy - The Youth Challenge Program was developed to change the life path of young men and women between the ages of 16 and 18 who have dropped out of high school or are severely deficient in credits by bringing structure and discipline to these unfocused lives with an emphasis on the eight Core Components.
Above the Influence - It’s a state of mind. It’s about being yourself and not letting negative influence get to you. Pressure to drink, do drugs or do anything that goes against who you are in order to fit in – that’s negative influence. And if you’re one of the teens who want to stay above it, you’ve come to the right spot.