Supplemental Resource Teens First: Basic Learning Outcomes Guide: The purpose of this guide is to assist library workers in setting learning goals for teen programs. Foreword These guidelines were created in by a task force of the Young Adult Library Services Association YALSA with feedback from the library community achieved through a public comment period in December At this meeting, the task force solicited feedback on the draft. The feedback was carefully considered by the task force; additions and revisions have been made accordingly. This draft document was approved for dissemination via a call for public comments period in December After the public comment period closed, the task force reviewed the feedback received and refined the draft guidelines as appropriate.
Teens & Young Adults
Stress Management and Teens
Join a Research Study: Enrolling nationally from around the country Introduction Being a teenager can be tough. There are changes taking place in your body and brain that can affect how you learn, think, and behave. And if you are facing tough or stressful situations, it is normal to have emotional ups and downs. What Is Depression? Depression major depressive disorder is a medical illness that can interfere with your ability to handle your daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or managing your school work. Treatment may be needed for someone to feel better.
Help your teen cope with stress
Repeated drug use changes the way the brain functions. Young adults who suffer from anxiety and depression may use drugs to cope. One way to "displace nervous energy," according to mental health professional Stefanie Juliano, is to allow students to use standing desks, sit on exercise balls or even work on the floor. She also suggests creating a quiet, serene corner by adding a beanbag chair, relaxing pictures and positive sayings.
Stress Management and Teens No. Most teens experience more stress when they perceive a situation as dangerous, difficult, or painful and they do not have the resources to cope. When we perceive a situation as difficult or painful, changes occur in our minds and bodies to prepare us to respond to danger. The same mechanism that turns on the stress response can turn it off. As soon as we decide that a situation is no longer dangerous, changes can occur in our minds and bodies to help us relax and calm down.