The Protective Factors - Social Connections

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Aug 21, 2020 11:42:52 AM
“The greatest human need aside from food, water, and shelter is relationships.” - Justin Hacking, Clinical Supervisor at Idaho Youth Ranch.

Let’s face it - we need one another to survive. But this goes much deeper than the constructs of community and society. We need others in our lives who care about us, who listen, and who we know we can turn to when we need someone to lean on.

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Topics: For Parents, protective factors

The Protective Factors - Parenting Skills

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Aug 14, 2020 9:29:06 PM

Parenting Skills & Childhood Development

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Topics: For Parents, Quality Time, protective factors

Social, Relational Competence

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Aug 7, 2020 5:04:29 PM

 

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Topics: For Parents, protective factors

The Protective Factors - Parental Resilience

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Jul 31, 2020 3:52:52 PM
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Topics: Child Development, resilience, protective factors

What Teens Need to Know About Finding a Job During COVID-19

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Jul 31, 2020 3:36:57 PM

For most teenagers, finding a job in the best of times is an intimidating prospect. Trying to find a job during a pandemic or when unemployment is very high, however, feels impossible.

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Topics: Youthworks

The Protective Factors -  Concrete Support During Times of Need

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Jul 27, 2020 9:22:11 AM


One of the hardest things about parenting is knowing that you can’t protect your children from everything the world will throw at them. It is very easy to hope that if you don’t talk about the difficult things, they won’t happen.

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Topics: Communication, For Parents, protective factors

What Is Emotional Regulation, and How Will It Help Your Child Succeed?

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Jul 24, 2020 3:49:33 PM

We've all been there. You’re standing in the grocery store at the exact moment your child decides to have an emotional outburst because they're out of his favorite candy or she wants a particular type of cereal—or for no particular reason at all. We've all had those moments where our kids’ emotions become too much for us to handle and the embarrassment and frustration and overwhelming swell of our own emotions lead us to have rough days as parents.

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Topics: For Parents, Teachable Moments, Family Counseling, dbt, mindfulness

Shake Loose A Little Bit

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Jul 20, 2020 12:05:28 AM

Born outside Caldwell to two Idaho natives, Jane speaks fondly of a childhood that taught her the value of generosity, education, and hard work. She is the daughter of a farmer and a teacher who strongly believed in making sure that Jane and her three sisters received an education.

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The 5 Protective Factors: A Checklist for Resilience

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Jul 19, 2020 11:39:23 PM

There are many factors that play a role in how a person develops through childhood and transitions into adulthood. Everything from genetics to home environment plays an important role in defining your child's future and potential.

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Topics: resilience

When Is It Time to Ask for Help?

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Jul 9, 2020 8:18:44 PM

The thing we hear most often from parents is, “I wish I would have known about you sooner.” It can be extraordinarily difficult for parents to reach out for help or to know what resources are available to them. It can also be difficult to distinguish between the signs of normal teenage moodiness and serious causes for concern.

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Topics: For Parents, Adolescents/Teens, childhood trauma