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:
In this webinar, educators and other professionals will:
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.
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.