New Title: Reaching Teens


Reaching Teens: Strength-Based Communication Strategies To Build Resilience and Support Healthy Adolescent Development is a groundbreaking multimedia resource that embodies the core belief that identifying, reinforcing, and building on inherent strengths can facilitate positive youth development.

Text and video combine to show how expert-tested, strength-based communication approaches work in today’s teens. Contributions from leading practitioners – plus first-hand perspectives from teens – help you refine your communication strategies and skills.

Professionals and teens offer hard-won insight on addressing behavioral and emotional issues; crisis management; stress management; sexuality; grief; depression; peer pressure; substance abuse; sexual abuse; bullying; youth violence – virtually all the issues you’re most likely to encounter.


  • Successful solutions targeting today’s foremost youth-development issues
  • Created to benefit all professionals who serve adolescents, Reaching Teens explores and demonstrates communications strategies for diverse healthcare, counseling, youth programs, and educational settings.
  • Bolster your communication skills with this multi-facted ‘how to’ resource
  • 400+ Video clips!

Turn here for actionable advice and counsel spanning your toughest youth communication challenges:

  • How to help teens recognize existing strengths
  • How to empower wiser decisions and healthier choices
  • How to foster resilience-building
  • How to ally with parents and support effective parenting
  • How to develop and prioritize your interventions
  • How to help with special psychosocial and environmental challenges
  • How to de-escalate crisis situations
  • How to establish appropriate boundaries
  • How to discourage unhealthy relationships
  • How to serve populations with special healthcare needs
  • How to practice effective self-care that enhances your ability to serve youth
  • And much more!

Bundle this resource with Adolescent Medicine: State of the Art Reviews, Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents and Pediatric Clinical Practice Guidelines & Policies.

Have any questions about this new resource? Please call 800-901-5494 or fill out this form to speak with a STAT!Ref Team Member today.