Let’s Talk About It ~ Adolescent Mental Health

A guide for parents & teachers
Resilience PosterDecades of research show that when parents and teachers partner together around social-emotional learning, teens are better positioned to reach their greatest potential as healthy, active members of the community. Let’s Talk About It: Adolescent Mental Health is a companion guide for reading the novel Girl Sent Away that provides specific ways parents and teachers can engage teens in conversations about mental health with the goal of building empathy, nurturing perspective-taking, and strengthening emotional resilience.

The guide is designed for use with students in Grades 9-12, and the curriculum material and discussion questions are intended to complement literacy, media literacy, health, and social-emotional learning activities.

Testimonials:
Lynne Griffin delivers every time. She is able to create an experience for parents that is safe for any kind of question, and her advice is always developmentally appropriate and thought provoking. Lynne is a key leader for parents. –Nina Dickerman—Work/Life Liaison Harvard University

 

Lynne Griffin brings to bear wide and practical experience and deep knowledge on all issues having to do with children and families. Her ability to foster confidence in children and teens, parents and teachers in the critical learning journey of all is testimony to her understanding that all children are unique with their own special needs.  –David Fedo—Executive Director, Wheelock College Singapore

 

Lynne’s passionate delivery of information builds bridges among children, faculty, and parents. Her encouraging attitude, positive inquiry and perceptiveness make her an asset to any school or parent community. –Renee DuChainey-Farkes—Head of School, Kingsley Montessori School

 

TO BECOME PART OF THE CONVERSATION
AROUND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH, INVITE LYNNE TO:

HOST A PARENT/TEACHER/TEEN BOOK DISCUSSION

Recognized expert on family relationships, Lynne Griffin will facilitate a discussion of her new novel Girl Sent Away using the companion guide Let’sTalk About It: Adolescent Mental Health. The guide includes conversation starters, discussion questions, and additional books and films parents and teens can read and watch together to keep the lines of communication open, effective, and engaging.

SCHEDULE A PARENT OR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Tailored to meet your educational initiatives and to suit your parent, faculty, and student population, Lynne Griffin is available to assist you with:

  • strategic implementation of Let’s Talk About It: Adolescent Mental Health
  • curriculum mapping for social-emotional learning
  • coaching and program development for interpersonal leadership and communication
  • consultation for working with complex families.

ADOPT GIRL SENT AWAY INTO THE CURRICULUM

Lynne’s nonfiction guide, Let’s Talk About It: Adolescent Mental Health provides information and activities a school may use to positively impact adolescents’ knowledge, skills, and attitudes about emotional well-being. With a focus on curriculum integration, each literacy, health, and social-emotional learning module includes:

  • Overview & objectives
  • Essential questions
  • Activities/projects/assignments
  • Select STEAM mapping opportunities
  • Discussion questions related to the novel
  • Resources for further exploration

Email Events [dot] LynneGriffin [dot] com today to discuss your program needs.

Bio
Lynne Reeves Griffin RN, MEd teaches family studies at at Wheelock College, and is the Social-Emotional Learning Specialist and Coordinator of Professional Development for an independent school in Boston. She is the author of the novels Girl Sent Away, Sea Escape, and Life Without Summer, and the nonfiction parenting guide, Negotiation Generation. To learn more about Lynne’s work email Events [at] LynneGriffin dot com.