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and If you are ever worried at all about your child's mental health, great resources below

http://keltymentalhealth.ca/family http://keltymentalhealth.ca/youth-and-young-adults http://www.kidshelpphone.ca/Teens/Home.aspx

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Easy Separation

a great site, will include one article a month

Teen Resources

Prince George OPT Youth Clinic

Northern Health- School and Youth Team
Female physician provides information, counselling, and medical services for youth and young adults to age 25. Primarily birth control and STI testing.
No cost. Cost for birth control. Thu, 3:30-5:30pm. Northern Interior Health Unit. 1444 Edmonton St. Contact 250-565-7381 for appointments.

Parent-Teen Mediation Services

Parent-Teen Mediation through the Northern Health’s Parenting Services, provides mediation services to parents or caregivers of youth 12 – 18 yrs. of age to improve family relationships. The Parent-Teen Outreach Worker assists parents and teens to improve communication in order to: gain a shared understanding of each other, develop agreements to address their problems, learn how to resolve conflicts for themselves. Families can access Parent-Teen Mediation services through the Ministry of Children and Family Development.

For more information call Parenting Services 250-649- 4820

Carrier Sekani Family Services

Family Support/Adult & Child and
Youth Life Skills/Family Wellness/Cultural Support available ongoing at CSFS, please call 250-563-1281 to book an intake appointment.

Native Healing Centre Youth Addictions Counselling Services
Monday to Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm
A culturally based counselling service for youth and young adults dealing with addictions. Prince George Native Friendship Centre, 1600-3rd Ave., 3rd floor. 250-564-4324.

Teen Guide to Parental Separation and Divorce.

Government of B.C.
A website which supports teens who are going through parents' separation or divorce.

Contact www.familieschange.ca

Youth Support Line

Crisis Prevention, Intervention and Information Centre for Northern BC. Confidential anonymous peer support for youth. 24 hours/day; 7 days/week.
Contact 250-564-8336 or 1-888-564-8336

YMCA Youth Leadership Corps

Calling teens 12 – 18 who want to build leadership skills and make friends
Sunday nights until June 15
5:30pm – 7pm

Free for Members, $75 for non-members
Call 250 562 9341 to register or www.nbcy.org for information

Website to learn to advocate for your rights online. For youth (and their families) who have been exploited through a photo or video of them being posted or shared online. It explains how to get the picture down, what to do and more. http://needhelpnow.ca/app/en/

Youth Website topics on mental, physical and emotional wellbeing: checkyourhead.org

YAP - Youth Around Prince (YMCA of Northern BC)
This is a resource centre located at 1160 7th Avenue that offers services to at-risk youth ages 13 to 24. The centre is home to many agencies including Intersect, Northern Health, MCFD, CASEY, Street Spirits, School District 57 and the YMCA.

Contact 250 645 4010 or visit www.youtharoundprince.org or on Facebook.

A Provincial Resource for those suffering with mental illness or addiction
For those of you with tweens and teens, this website may be of interest. “mindcheck.ca” is a youth and young adult-focused interactive website where visitors can check out how they’re feeling and get connected to support early and quickly. Support includes education, self-help tools, website links, and assistance in connecting to local professional resources.”
It is a good resource for family members who want to learn more about supporting a child with early signs of mental illness or substance misuse.

Reconnect Youth Village – Youth Drop in Centre, Outreach, Street Outreach and Supported Independent Living located at 171 George Street.
A youth centered team of advocates assisting in the empowerment of individuals in a culturally holistic environment which promotes healthy lifestyle choices and transitions. Reconnect offers voluntary youth centered service; providing safe, stable and supportive environment for youth who are at risk or engaged in high risk activity. Reconnect uses a harm reduction model and youth have access to support 24 hours a day. Phone 250-562-2538 email reconnect1@pgnfc.com www.pgnfc.com

*This registry is provided as a convenience to the public. The inclusion of a service should not be taken as an individual endorsement.

from kids health

Videos for teens

New curricula and standardized testing requirements are taking up more instructional time, while budget constraints are forcing cuts on the "extras." One result is that fewer schools are offering career days. Recognizing the value of gaining career information and inspiration, and the fact that health care is one of the fastest growing employment sectors in the United States, KidsHealth.org has created videos for teens highlighting health care-related jobs. These brief videos feature health care professionals going about their daily duties and explaining how they got started.

For future high school grads

Here are some expert-approved articles and other resources you can share with your students:

TeensHealth.org on Facebook ("Doctor-approved tips on health, emotions, and life. We're here to help you make good decisions!")

More free resources

KidsHealth in the Classroom offers high school educators dozens of lesson plans, all aligned to National Health Education Standards and based on age-appropriate articles and videos.