Stay up to date on OCFS’s latest news and changes. Visit OCFS’s webpage to receive email updates
Youth Health Online Resources from around the Web:
Health site from Nemours
Health site from Northern New Jersey
App in development from Texas Empoweringyouth.app
Teen resources for fact sheet
Maine YLAT website to App
The LEAP learning community is sharing a round-up of resources related to youth mental health.
Free Support Groups for Youth and Mental Health Provider Directory The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation has developed several easy-to-use local resource directories, including a list of free, virtual local support groups for teens and young adults and mental health services, providers, and programs serving the African-American community.
Feel Your Feels is an excellent all-around resource site offering toolkits, infographics, and conversation guides categorized for use by teens, providers, or parents.
Youth-Led Mental Health Conversations VOX ATL, a teen media outlet in Atlanta, GA, has been covering the youth mental health crisis and has a searchable set of blogs and podcasts on the topic by teens, for teens. Check it out here.
Bad B*tches Have Bad Days Too Launched by Megan Thee Stallion, this resource page includes a wide-ranging set of links to therapy platforms, resource directories, and community healthiness.
From the archives: In a previous LEAP Youth Resilience Community of Practice Session, Lina Pasquale, Senior Division Director of Residential Child Welfare and Trauma-Informed Practice at Good Shepherd Services in NYC, shared several resources on vicarious trauma and assessment tools organizations can use to promote resiliency among staff who work with trauma-impacted youth. Take a look back at those resources here.