158: Health and Human Services: TAG – Think Act Grow
Dr. Sandra Morgan and Dave Stachowiak talk about TAG, which stands for “Think, Act, Grow.” TAG is a “multi-sector approach that challenges organizations and professionals to improve adolescent health through a strengths-based, positive youth development approach that emphasizes youth engagement.”
- The TAG initiative acknowledges the limitations of the adolescent brain but it also focuses on the unique strengths that adolescents bring.
- Adolescents are very quick to learn.
- How do you use the ability to learn quickly as a point of resilience for adolescents?
- There is now a rush to create curriculum to support adolescents, but many of the creators don’t understand the whole picture.
- Prevention usually has the least amount of resources devoted to it.
- Adolescents can easily find information, but they need help processing it.
- Risk can be a positive thing because it leads to growth.
- Youth leading youth is much better than adults telling them what to do.
- 109: Prevention – Saving up for a Rainy Day
- The Adolescent Brain videos
- TAG Toolkit
- Teen drug abuse facts
- The Power of the Adolescent Brain
- The Power of the Adolescent Brain – Discussion Guide
- The Power of the Adolescent Brain – Additional Resources
- National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens
2018 Ensure Justice Conference
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