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I'm Here: A Peer Counseling Guide for Teens (Paperback)

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I'm Here: A Peer Counseling Guide for Teens By James J. Crist, Jomike Tejido (Illustrator) Cover Image
By James J. Crist, Jomike Tejido (Illustrator)
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Advice for teens wanting to help friends and peers with their mental health.

Mental health problems in young people are on the rise, and teens want resources to help friends in crisis. I'm Here: A Peer Counseling Guide for Teens fills that need, discussing teens' mental health and providing information about the skills needed to help others. With advice around problem-solving, goal setting, conflict resolution, and what to do when someone's problems put the person or others in harm’s way, this book shares important helping skills teens can use to listen to and support one another.

Whether helping others informally or as a peer counselor, teens will find tips for learning helping skills and sample dialogues and ideas for teaching skills to others. I'm Here also shares when it's time to seek adult help and considerations before helping others. Recurring Peer Counselor Tips provide advice specific to teens participating in formal, school-based peer counseling programs. A special section includes additional resources, articles, and organizations for teens.

About the Author

Jomike Tejido is an architect and award-winning illustrator and author who has made over 100 children's books in his hometown in Manila. Some of which are Tagu-taguan:A Counting Book in Filipino and the Foldabots Toy Books. His debut picture book as author-illustrator, There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Book, was published in 2019. Jomike also does whimsical fine art on canvas he describes as a dopamine-rich mid-century modern forms. He has had 20 solo exhibitions. Apart from art, Jomike enjoys soccer, eating seafood, cooking, and traveling to new places. He lives in Manila with his wife and two daughters.

Product Details
ISBN: 9798885543767
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
Publication Date: August 6th, 2024
Pages: 144
Language: English