Teen Intervention

4 Back-to-School Tips That Go Beyond the Classroom

4 Back-to-School Tips That Go Beyond the Classroom

Before the bell rings and new books are cracked open, Destinations for Teens advises parents to share their own lessons with their teenage children — how to avoid the temptation of drugs and alcohol they may encounter from peers this school year. Sasha DeCania, who has a master’s of...

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Positive Psychology and Youth

Positive Psychology and Youth

By Cynthia Della Ripa, LMFT – There is a wide variety of problems that are facing youth today. It can be a world of confusion and chaos taking place during a crucial stage of adolescent growth and development. Youth can learn how to live a mentally, physically and socially...

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How to Talk to your Teen About Mental Health

How to Talk to your Teen About Mental Health

By Parviz Nafari, MFT, Woodland Hills PHP/IOP As children grow and go through a wide range of physical, mental, and emotional changes, it can become more and more difficult to distinguish between normal teenage “moodiness” and a legitimate mental health concern. Teens are often not...

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Multidimensional Family Therapy For Teens: Why It Works

Multidimensional Family Therapy For Teens: Why It Works

Does the adolescent brain function differently than that of an adult? Studies show that teens are more likely to take risks and that makes them susceptible to drug abuse and addiction. According to the University of Utah, the gray matter starts to subside around the age of 12, so by...

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