Education keeps his doors open
03May

Education keeps his doors openEducation keeps his doors openEducation keeps his doors open

By Family First Adolescent Services

The average teenager is dealing with pressure from all sides—from parents, teachers, and coaches, as well as their friends. They worry about their future, about college or career, and about relationships. Teens who are struggling with...

The average teenager is dealing with pressure from all sides—from parents, teachers, and coaches, as well as their friends. They worry about their future, about college or career, and about relationships. Teens who are struggling with mental health, behavioral health, substance...

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How To Talk To Teens About Mental Health
16April

How To Talk To Teens About Mental HealthHow To Talk To Teens About Mental HealthHow To Talk To Teens About Mental Health

By Family First Adolescent Services

Post-millennial teens are the first generation of kids to have smartphones and tablets within easy reach since birth. This a radically different experience from their parents, teens of the 80s and 90s whose parents controlled and often supervised...

Post-millennial teens are the first generation of kids to have smartphones and tablets within easy reach since birth. This a radically different experience from their parents, teens of the 80s and 90s whose parents controlled and often supervised their use of household technology....

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Social Media, Mental Health and Your Teen
16April

Social Media, Mental Health and Your TeenSocial Media, Mental Health and Your TeenSocial Media, Mental Health and Your Teen

By Family First Adolescent Services

Statistics show that in 2015, approximately 3 million teens had at least one depressive episode that year, and at least 2 million experienced depression that affected their ability to function in their normal day. While this number represents a...

Statistics show that in 2015, approximately 3 million teens had at least one depressive episode that year, and at least 2 million experienced depression that affected their ability to function in their normal day. While this number represents a little more than 7% of all American...

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Talking to Your Teen About Family Addiction History
16April

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By Family First Adolescent Services

Speaking with your children about addiction in any capacity can feel overwhelming. You might not know how much they understand, and you may worry that you'll frighten them. While you will have to determine what works specifically for your family,...

Speaking with your children about addiction in any capacity can feel overwhelming. You might not know how much they understand, and you may worry that you'll frighten them. While you will have to determine what works specifically for your family, you can keep some tips in mind to help...

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Underage Drinking: The Heartbreaking Truth
16April

Underage Drinking: The Heartbreaking TruthUnderage Drinking: The Heartbreaking TruthUnderage Drinking: The Heartbreaking Truth

By Family First Adolescent Services

Growing Up Is Hard To Do Most adults (if we’re being honest) have “war stories” about consuming alcohol when we were underage. Some are good. Some are bad. Despite having more luck than brains, many of us were able to reach the...

Growing Up Is Hard To Do Most adults (if we’re being honest) have “war stories” about consuming alcohol when we were underage. Some are good. Some are bad. Despite having more luck than brains, many of us were able to reach the age of reason relatively unscathed....

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What To Teach Teens About Failure
16April

What To Teach Teens About FailureWhat To Teach Teens About FailureWhat To Teach Teens About Failure

By Family First Adolescent Services

Failure is healthy. When toddlers learn to walk they aren’t discouraged by repeated failure in their initial attempts. They pick themselves up and try again. Eventually, they are running all over the house while you try to keep up. Imagine...

Failure is healthy. When toddlers learn to walk they aren’t discouraged by repeated failure in their initial attempts. They pick themselves up and try again. Eventually, they are running all over the house while you try to keep up. Imagine if that drive remained with us...

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How to Plan for Long Term Healing
16April

How to Plan for Long Term HealingHow to Plan for Long Term HealingHow to Plan for Long Term Healing

By Family First Adolescent Services

If a teen suffered a broken bone or torn ligament, treatment recommendations might include surgery as well as a period of physical therapy to speed healing and minimize the risk of re-injury. His surgery isn’t a cure, rather the first big...

If a teen suffered a broken bone or torn ligament, treatment recommendations might include surgery as well as a period of physical therapy to speed healing and minimize the risk of re-injury. His surgery isn’t a cure, rather the first big step of treatment. Physical therapy is the...

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Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
16April

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

By Family First Adolescent Services

What are Adverse Childhood Experiences? The notion of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) stemmed from an in-depth study which demonstrated the correlation between early childhood trauma and health and social problems as an adult. This means...

What are Adverse Childhood Experiences? The notion of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) stemmed from an in-depth study which demonstrated the correlation between early childhood trauma and health and social problems as an adult. This means that dysfunctional behaviors modeled during...

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