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Battling the Blues: Combatting Depression in Youth - SINGLE USER



Grades K-12

What You Will Learn:

Childhood and adolescent depression is a serious mental health problem that affects 1 in 33 children – as well as an alarming 1 in 8 adolescents. The bottom line is that depression not only gets in the way of normal functioning but can also be life-threatening. Suicide is the third leading cause of death in teenagers.

It has been said that youth depression is the worst kind of depression. This is because children and teens have not fully developed their coping skills, and they typically have limited control over their environment.

Counselor, author and nationally known presenter Tip Frank will help educators and other professionals answer critical questions regarding depression such as:

  • What does depression look like in today’s youth and what specific signs of depression should school officials and other professionals watch for?
  • What are the 3 most common mistakes professionals make in dealing with students suffering from depression?
  • If one suspects a child or teen is depressed, what should an educator do?
  • How does one get depressed?
  • What are signs that a youth might be suicidal and what do you do if a youth is suicidal?
  • How should professionals approach parents whose child may be depressed?
  • What is the latest research regarding a connection between depression medications and suicide?
  • What can educators do to help youth who are recovering from depression?
  • What treatments for depression work best?
  • What are the legal ramifications and responsibilities when professionals work with students who may be depressed?

    Learning Objectives:

    In this webinar, educators and other professionals will:

    • Discover how to identify signs of possible depression in young people and learn how to point them in the right direction for help
    • Gain an understanding of how to set an environment for young people suffering from depression - to enable them to cope with this challenging disorder
    • Learn practical skills to help teens and children overcome depression
    • Gain valuable information and tools they can share with parents and other professionals

        Who Should Attend:

        • Guidance Counselors
        • Nurses
        • Social Workers
        • Teachers
        • Psychologists
        • At-Risk Coordinators

          You Will Also Receive:

          To augment the PowerPoint™ presentation and activities, each participant will receive a (PDF) resource packet of the presentation with ideas, reproducible forms, activities and other suggested resources.

          About the Presenter:


          Tip Frank, Ed.S., LPC

          Tip Frank, who has helped young people overcome anxiety for more than twenty-five years, will share practical wisdom that has proven to be effective both anecdotally and in research. He is a long-time educator serving in the roles of teacher and counselor. Tip taught at the middle school and elementary school levels for seven years and has been a school counselor for the past twenty-five years.

          Tip also has an active private counseling practice where he helps children and teens with an array of behavioral health issues. Tip has authored or coauthored eleven books and has presented seminars in many cities across the United States and Canada.