RESOURCES FOR PARENTS AND TEACHERS
Every day thousands of teens wake up afraid to go to school. Bullying is a problem that affects millions of students, and it has everyone worried, not just the kids on its receiving end. Bullying is when a person is picked on over and over again by an individual or group with more power, either in terms of physical strength or social standing.
To find out more about bullying, click below to view a handout from Integris Mental Health or view a PowerPoint from the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
DRUG USE AND ABUSE
It is a challenge for parents to distinguish between the normal ups and downs of adolescence and the red flags of substance abuse. There are several telltale signs of possible drug use or abuse in teens.
Click below to view a handout from Integris Mental Health or to view a drug chart.
The Internet is a wonderful resource. It can be used to research and communicate with others. That easy access can also pose hazards. Just like any safety issue, it's wise to talk with your kids about what they see and hear on the Internet, who they meet, and what they share about themselves online.
Below is a PowerPoint with more information on Internet safety.
TEEN DEPRESSION AND SUICIDE
All too often, depression is left untreated because people fail to recognize the symptoms and believe that it is normal sadness, a phase that a teen is going through, or a sign of weakness. This can be a terrible mistake.
Click below for more information on depression and suicide.
Sexual abuse accounts for about 10 percent of child abuse. It is any sexual act between an adult and a child.
Click below to view a handout on signs of sexual abuse.