Challenging our Perspectives on Success

We at the Teen Compass are always looking for others who are concerned about the wellbeing of teens and working to make a difference.  We have recently become aware of such a group of people and we want you to know about their efforts and website. We would like to think that our Teen Compass […]

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To Reduce Student Stress, Milwaukee High School Works Wellness Into The Academic Day

Teen Compass is proud to be a vital part of Divine Savior Holy Angels’ wellness initiative! Read the full story from Milwaukee Public Radio here: To Reduce Student Stress, Milwaukee High School Works Wellness Into The Academic Day

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“The wellbeing of the students is the hottest topic in secondary education today.”

Over the last few months I have been in conversation with several high school administrators in close to 10 different school districts in the Milwaukee area. I also had an extended conversation with the program coordinator for our local outpatient mental health hospital where they have a 10 week waiting period for teens needing help. […]

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Teens Fare Better When They Have Positive Adults Connecting With Them

The holidays will be arriving this week and for many of us that means more time with family and friends. The holidays then present us with opportunities to connect more meaningfully with the young people in our lives. Often teens will head off somewhere into the recesses of the gatherings to play video games or […]

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Why The Teen Compass matters

Teenagers have talked to me about their lives for more than thirty years, first as a teacher and now as a family therapist. Over the years I have become increasingly aware of teens’ needs and their desire to have a safe place to talk about the world in which they live. It is important for […]

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Helping Teens Stay Healthy

Terry Copeland has learned a lot of things during the nearly 40 years she’s taught health and fitness to high school students. One of them is this: Despite all the different ways they have to connect with others, too many teenagers feel alone as they struggle with stress and depression. She also has learned that […]

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