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 […]
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
“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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Teen Compass is a useful tool that helps teens be more responsible for their own well-being. Thiscurriculum is flexible and can be used across subjects and programs.
We have found The Teen Compass program to be most appropriate for helping our students identify their own strengths and weaknesses and set goals.
The Teen Compass Wellness Notebook is an awesome tool for self-reflection and I think it helps the students feel that they are not alone.
The Teen Compass is working out so well with our students. It is a strong curriculum that teens are really responding to.
Everything else we do in school is for a grade, so its a nice change to write for your own sake.
To be able to write something down and have it be anonymous felt kind of comforting.
My mom is already really stressed and doesn’t always want to hear about my problems so I really liked the chance to share some of my worries with my group. I liked feeling that I’m not a burden.
It is an interactive workbook that asks you tons of questions and helps you examine your life and reflect on your choices.
I learned about ways to cope with my stress. On days that I feel down or in a bad place I can use my journal to help me write down my feelings and think of different ways to cope with my feelings.
I have used The Teen Compass Wellness Notebooks with our group and the feedback has been very positive. The discussions that arise from the notebook have been very beneficial to the youth. It helps create a safe and fun space for them as they identify their own strengths and weaknesses, and set goals that enable them to live into their best hopes for themselves.
The Teen Compass has guided my students by fostering growth through its positive energy and practical guidance. The students enjoyed the individual journaling and discussion topics and because of these experiences there were countless convincing moments for our New Horizons students as we experienced Living Compass. I anticipate that they will carry that enthusiasm and commitment going forward with them as we continue our work on forging our own paths as reflective and conscientious individuals. I hope other students will get a chance to see true value of this extraordinary tool and experience.
Our Next Generation is pleased to use The Teen Compass materials as a premiere tool in our suicide prevention efforts as we help our teens achieve good mental health and strengthen their ability to build meaningful social connections.
I have found that once we look at the eight important areas of wellness in The Teen Compass Wellness Notebook, meaningful, thought-provoking discussions take place. Teens are talking and listening to their classmates and come to the conclusion they are not alone in this world. They realize that other students have the same anxieties and frustrations in trying to gain independence. Ultimately, their wellness improves on the journey to adulthood. The Teen CompassWellness Notebook is great stuff—it makes sense!
“I have found that once we look at the eight important areas of wellness in The Teen Compass Wellness Notebook, meaningful, thought-provoking discussions take place. Teens are talking and listening to their classmates and come to the conclusion they are not alone in this world. They realize that other students have the same anxieties and frustrations in trying to gain independence. Ultimately, their wellness improves on the journey to adulthood. The Teen CompassWellness Notebook is great stuff—it makes sense!
The teachers at MPS love The Teen Compass Wellness materials!
We have discovered that The Teen Compass Wellness resource helps teens in many ways, including helping them to: set personal goals, practice healthy decision-making, become self-advocates, analyze influences, practice positive interpersonal communication, practice self management, and take personal responsibility.