Youth Now’s Making the Connection Toolkit helps youth and adults make the connection between ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences), toxic stress, brain development, and substance use. The toolkit was designed for adults who work with, mentor, or care for youth ages 12-20 and want to create ongoing conversations and connections with youth.
The toolkit includes:
- Realistic examples
- Current science
- Engaging activities
The toolkit helps adults:
- Master the conversation about toxic stress, coping, and youth substance use
- Talk WITH youth instead of teaching AT them
- Guide youth to healthier coping skills and connection with people and resources
Participants will receive access to all modules, handouts, and toolkit guide.