Confidence is rooted in competence.  A person gains confidence partially through receiving and believing feedback from others that he has demonstrated capabilities – authentic strengths.

Making Reaching Teens Accessible

Reaching Teens is a comprehensive work that teaches how to apply positive youth development and resilience strategies with attention to remaining trauma- informed.

It includes 69 chapters, 445 films, live links to resources, and downloads for youth, parents and professionals. It also offers up to 65 hours of continuing professional education credits from the American Academy of Pediatrics and The National Association of Social Workers. A body of work of this nature required significant resources to create and would therefore be expected to have a price that might put it out of reach for individuals as well as youth-serving programs that we know are increasingly required to do more with less.

Believing this work can make a real difference in the lives of adolescents, The American Academy of Pediatrics has chosen to make this accessible to all youth serving professionals and programs.

It is charging the same amount for this body of work that one would pay for a traditional textbook. That price allows an individual to have the written and electronic textbook. The electronic version has live links to view films, access suggested websites, and download the handouts. It also allows the individual to earn continuing education credits.

A practice or program can choose to obtain the entire product for each individual or can license the work for the entire setting. With an “institutional license,” each individual will have full access to the product electronically and will be able to earn continuing education credits.

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Contact the American Academy of Pediatrics at to explore obtaining multiple electronic copies or licensing the product for your institution.