We Think Twice: Digital Toolkit for Youth-Serving Professionals

With support from the Family and Youth Services Bureau, the We Think Twice campaign has developed a valuable set of resources for youth-serving professionals designed to strengthen prevention education and other youth development programs. This collection of resources includes classroom activities and interactive tools for integrating trauma-informed approaches into programming and engaging parents and caregivers.

We invite you to take advantage of these resources in your own work and share them among your professional networks.

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Finding My Passion A Plug and Play Activity for Youth

Finding My Passion

Help youth discover what they love to do and what gives them a sense of purpose in this hands-on lesson plan.

Checking Our Reality A Plug and Play Activity for Youth

Checking Our Reality

Middle and high school students will learn the differences between peer influence and peer pressure with this lesson. Includes a facilitator's guide, quiz activity, and other materials.

Creating Safe Spaces

Creating Safe Spaces: Facilitator Guide to Trauma-Informed Programming

This facilitator's guide and tools help you create and deliver adolescent health and development programming using a trauma-informed approach.

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Guide youth in discovering the things they love to do with this free, hands-on lesson plan from the Family & Youth Services Bureau. https://bit.ly/3LHdg7o

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Help youth find what drives them.
This hands-on lesson plan from the Family & Youth Services Bureau can help you guide youth in discovering what they love to do. By participating in goal-directed activities, teens will gain important skills and foster positive relationships, which can help prevent them from engaging in risky behaviors. Includes a facilitator's guide, PowerPoint slides, and digital planner.
https://bit.ly/3LHdg7o

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This free activity from the Family & Youth Services Bureau can help youth in your organization learn the differences between peer influence and peer pressure. https://bit.ly/3wAzSSR

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Help youth learn the difference between peer influence and peer pressure.
This engaging lesson can help students test their knowledge about peer norms and correct misperceptions. Youth will work together to identify strategies for recognizing and resisting future peer influence and pressure, including strategies to remind themselves that initial perceptions are not always accurate and to circulate that message among their peers. Brought to you by the Family & Youth Services Bureau, a facilitator's guide, presentation, and quiz are all included.
https://bit.ly/3wAzSSR

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Is your organization using a trauma-informed approach? Ensure you are creating safe spaces for youth with this free facilitator's guide from the Family & Youth Services Bureau. https://bit.ly/38DdxuZ

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Create safe spaces for youth.
Is your organization using a trauma-informed approach? Use this facilitator's guide from the Family & Youth Services Bureau to ensure you are creating safe spaces for youth. The guide is accompanied by a handout listing national resources for youth participants as well as space for your organization to add community-specific referrals.
https://bit.ly/38DdxuZ

TOOLKIT for Engaging Parents and Caregivers in Optimal Health Programming

Toolkit for Engaging Parents and Caregivers in Optimal Health Programming

Connect with and engage parents and caregivers of the youth you serve using this interactive toolkit.

TIPS for Virtually Engaging Parents & Caregivers During Social Distancing

Tips for Virtually Engaging Parents and Caregivers

Use these strategies to virtually connect with parents and caregivers and provide support as they help youth navigate times of stress and change.

Creating Inclusive Spaces

Creating Inclusive Spaces for Youth: A Facilitator's Guide to Equity and Inclusion in the Classroom

You can advance equity in your work with youth using this interactive guide.

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This toolkit from the Family & Youth Services Bureau can help you begin to engage parents and caregivers in adolescent health and development programming or expand on your current approach. https://bit.ly/3NxIBe8

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Get parents and caregivers involved in health programs.
This toolkit from the Family & Youth Services Bureau is full of strategies to help you engage parents and caregivers in your prevention programing and support them as they create and maintain positive relationships with their adolescents. Planning tips, assessment questions, action planning tools, and a list of specific engagement activities are all included to help you get started with parent engagement or expand your current approach.
https://bit.ly/3NxIBe8

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The COVID-19 pandemic has upended families' regular routines. This tip sheet from the Family & Youth Services Bureau provides strategies you can use to reach out to parents virtually and provide them with support. https://bit.ly/3PFS3Oo

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Tips for involving parents remotely.
Guidance from parents and caregivers is especially important during times of stress and change, such as the current public health pandemic, which has upended the regular routines of adolescents and families. This tip sheet from the Family & Youth Services Bureau provides strategies you can use to reach out to parents virtually and provide them with support.
https://bit.ly/3PFS3Oo

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This interactive guide from the Family & Youth Services Bureau can help you identify and address implicit biases so you are able to relate to youth participants in an equitable and inclusive manner in the classroom. https://bit.ly/3ATmbRn

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Advance equity in the classroom.
This guide describes how implicit bias can affect an educator's behaviors and judgment and unknowingly elicit microaggressions toward specific groups of people. Brought to you by the Family & Youth Services Bureau, it includes interactive activities and checklists for evaluating your current services and programs through an equity lens.
Access resources: https://bit.ly/3ATmbRn