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ADHD and Addictions: What You Need to Know

By James J. Crist, Ph.D., author of What’s the Big Deal About Addictions? While estimates vary, about 5 percent of children and 2.5 percent of adults are thought to have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Symptoms can include inattention, distractibility, … Continue reading

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Teen Addictions Are Increasing During the Pandemic—And How Adults Can Help

By James J. Crist, Ph.D., author of What’s the Big Deal About Addictions? The effects of the pandemic have been steadily increasing since the start in March 2020. Most schools have resorted to online learning. Students and teachers alike find … Continue reading

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Election Lesson Plan Resources

Even if they can’t yet vote, teens can learn the importance of making their voices heard in the democratic process. Here are resources to supplement and support your election lesson plans. DocumentarVOTE Virtual Gathering for Young People Ages 13–24 Encourage … Continue reading

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8 Ways to Help Teens Take Local Action on Global Youth Representation Issues

This post was originally published January 22, 2018. Adapted from The Teen Guide to Global Action: How to Connect with Others (Near & Far) to Create Social Change by Barbara A. Lewis. Teens are more civically engaged than ever, according … Continue reading

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Opportunities for Student Voice

By Stephanie Filio Young people have long struggled with their place in the world. Each generation finds a new atmosphere of experiential learning and growing worldviews in adolescence. As children shed their parents’ perspectives, they establish their own values and … Continue reading

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