Tag Archives: Tweens

TRAILS brings effective mental health practices to school

The new Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why, based on a novel about teen suicide, has raised awareness of teen mental health to the level of national discussion. Everyday pressures and mental health concerns are a challenge for teens; but how can parents and adults help? The locally developed TRAILS Program (Transforming Research into Action to Improve

A New Era for Ann Arbor Youth Writers with The Neutral Zone

For the young voices in Ann Arbor’s dynamic literary arts community, the Neutral Zone has reached a defining moment. After 18 years as founder and director of the NZ’s highly successful and nationally influential literary arts program, Jeff Kass (now the assignment editor at Current)  is relinquishing the reins to Molly Raynor, a former student

Tween Art at EMU

Eastern Michigan University’s teachers of teachers of art Founded as Michigan State Normal School in 1849 Eastern Michigan University is to this day Michigan’s preeminent trainer of K-12 teachers. Eastern’s most impressive area of expertise is in their instruction of teachers of art. An annual highlight is the double exhibition “Dangerous Minds & Exploring Big

Tried-and-true parenting tips for talking to tweens about stress

During my career working with adolescents as director of the University of Michigan’s school-based health center program, a surprisingly common theme among tweens was their intense levels of stress. Unfortunately, many adults tend to blow off the seriousness or validity of tween stress, often considering their problems insignificant. It’s important to remember the changes happening

Girls group inspiration: A conversation with teen Hasna (Nina) Ghalib

Girls Group, an Ann Arbor nonprofit organization, offers support to middle and high school students through programming and mentoring services. The mission of Girls Group is to develop character, leadership, self-confidence and social-consciousness skills in young women. Ann Arbor Family asked the leadership at Girls Group to select one student who displayed outstanding attributes while making