Accessing resources that can help during critical times.
Boys & Girls Clubs are committed to providing safe environments and inclusive experiences so that all kids and teens can reach their full potential. Physical and mental health are critical for young people to feel well and be successful, and Boys & Girls Clubs’ caring mentors and life-enhancing programming use a “whole child” approach that recognizes the individual lived experiences of youth. Clubs have also partnered with organizations like the Crisis Text Line and Mental Health First Aid to ensure kids and families have access to resources that can help them during critical times.
When a tragedy does strike, it is important to talk with young people who have been directly or indirectly impacted. Even if they are not engaging with you, that does not necessarily mean that the young people in your life are not thinking about or internalizing different emotions.
Here are some ways to talk with your teen about traumatic events:
You can learn more about Boys & Girls Clubs “Be There” initiative, supported by the New York Life Foundation, here: /kids-in-need/initiatives/be-there
This article was previously posted on 7/30/2019.