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Category: Social Topics

Social Topics

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  • What’s your procrastination type? That’s the question author Jennifer Shannon asks teens in this fun and illustrated book. Blending acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and cognitive behavioral strategies, A Teen’s Guide to Getting Things Done helps teens recognize and understand their procrastination habits, discover the strengths of their unique procrastination type—warrior, pleaser, perfectionist, or rebel—and find the motivation they need to meet important deadlines and reach their highest goals.

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  • Beyond the Blues is an invaluable tool in providing a comprehensive approach to treating depressed teens. The 40 illustrated activities include helping teens be more assertive, finding ways to make friends, handling conflicts, and of course, dealing with sad and difficult feelings. Recent studies tell us that only half of depressed teens get the help they need; this book can make the difference. Simple, effective solutions to: Help Teens Deal with Sad and Difficult Feelings; Be More Assertive; Find New Ways to Make Friends.

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  • Communication is an essential life skill that every teen must learn. But in an age of social media, texting, and ever-evolving technology, teens are—more than ever—forgetting how to engage in real, face-to-face communication, a critical skill for their future success. Based on the classic New Harbinger best-seller, Messages, this book teaches teens necessary skills, such as assertiveness, active listening, and compassion, to help them become effective communicators in the real world, away from their electronic devices. By following the practical, skills-based tips in each chapter, teens will learn powerful communication techniques to last a lifetime.

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  • You aren’t what you think! That’s the message in this powerful, evidence-based workbook for teens who struggle with negative thinking habits. In this practical guide, a licensed psychologist and a health journalist offer a transdiagnostic, cognitive behavioral approach to help readers break free from the nine most common negative thinking habits that make teens sad, worried, angry, and stressed.

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  • For anyone with intense fears and phobias, every day can feel like a roller-coaster ride. This is especially true for teens. In this powerful book, a clinical psychologist and anxiety expert presents a proven-effective approach to overcoming fears and phobias using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Teen readers will find practical skills for coping with the thoughts, emotions, physical sensations, and behaviors that accompany phobias, as well as useful strategies to help them handle the situations that cause fear.

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  • Gossip, teasing, and bullying can have a devastating effect on teenage girls. Coping with Cliques was developed to help girls develop a positive identity during these difficult years. The activities in this book equip girls with the tools they need to deal with cyber-bullying, social isolation, pressure to be sexy, and other issues that arise in middle school and high school.

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  • This spellbinding graphic novel follows the adventures of Violet—a young witch whose parents were murdered when she was a child. As she wages war against necromancers and demons, Violet learns to overcome her internal monsters as well. Dark Agents seamlessly weaves together evidence-based acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) skills into a comic book format to help teach teens and young adults about mindfulness, acceptance, and self-compassion.

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  • “Turn mindless eating habits into mindful eating habits.” That’s the message Susan Albers—author of Eating Mindfully and the New York Times bestseller Eat Q—offers teens in this important workbook. With this guide, teen readers will find clinically proven mindfulness-based activities to help them avoid overeating, make healthier food choices, and start feeling good about their bodies.

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  • Black girls living in predominantly White environments face unique challenges on the road to adulthood. In Finding Her Voice, three racial justice experts and advocates offer Black teen girls important self-empowerment skills, and provide activities and exercises to help teen readers challenge dominant culture, cultivate self-compassion, and build resilience in a world filled with microaggressions and discrimination.

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  • It’s okay for teens to feel angry once in a while—it’s how they react to anger that really matters. Rather than teaching teens to suppress their anger, this much-needed book offers a comprehensive mindfulness program to help young readers harness the power of anger in positive ways. Using the author’s innovative “Listen, Look, Leap” process, teens will learn to understand and channel anger into healthy expressions of creativity, advocacy, and empowerment.

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  • Based on the bestselling book Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life by acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) founder Steven Hayes, Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life for Teens helps readers identify and act on their values, even when faced with difficult emotions and life events.

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  • Grief can affect both body and mind—and teens dealing with grief may not know how to work through grief in healthy ways. In this helpful and healing guide, the director of the Children’s Grief Connection offers help for teens dealing with the physical aspects of grief and loss. This book utilizes somatic, body-oriented skills to help teens know how and why their bodies are reacting to grief, as well as ways to relieve anxiety and confusion and begin the healing process.

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  • When teens lose a sibling, it is devastating. They lose a lifetime playmate, confidant, role model, and friend. Now, for the first time, a psychotherapist specializing in teen and adolescent bereavement offers an essential guide for teens who have lost a sibling. In the book, teens will learn how to process difficult feelings by finding their unique coping style, deal with overwhelming emotions, and find constructive ways to cope with this profound loss so they can moveforward in a meaningful and healthy way.

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  • With all the pressures of school, friends, and dating, teens are especially vulnerable to low self-esteem. But often, the biggest threat to a teen’s confidence is their own inner critic—whose unrelenting negativity can result in feelings of inadequacy, depression, and anxiety. In this important book, a university psychologist presents a quirky, accessible, and useful guide to help teens fight back, be kind to themselves, and move forward with confidence.

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  • “Stop comparing yourself to others—you’re special just as you are!” That’s the message psychologist Michelle Skeen and her daughter, Kelly Skeen, instill in teen readers with this unique self-help guide. With this fun and engaging book, teens will learn how to silence their nit-picky inner critic, overcome feelings of inadequacy and unworthiness, cultivate self-acceptance and self-compassion, and discover what really matters to them.

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  • Being a teen in today’s world is hard, and often teens struggle with feelings of anger toward themselves, their parents, and their friends. Using proven effective mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), Mindfulness for Teen Anger teaches teens the difference between healthy and unhealthy forms of anger. Inside, teens will learn to make better choices, stop overreacting, find emotional balance, and be more aware of their thoughts and feelings in the moment. By cultivating compassion and understanding for themselves and others, teens will be able to transform fear and anger into confidence and
    kindness.

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