The recently released Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” is getting a ton of attention from kids, parents, teachers and counselors. The show has sparked conversations about all sorts of adolescent issues, including suicide. But the show has also ignited controversy, as experts are divided over whether or not “13 Reasons Why” is motivating teenagers toward positive or negative behaviors. One thing is for sure: this is NOT a show to ignore. Our kids ARE watching it, they ARE thinking and talking about it, and they ARE allowing “13 Reasons Why” to shape their lives. We’ll talk about these things and appropriate ways to respond, on this episode of Youth Culture Matters.
Resources, links, or other helpful tools mentioned in the podcast:
13 Reasons Why, and Its Unintended Consequences, by Brooke Fox, LCSW
13 Reasons Why Talking Points
See The Signs
“13 Reasons Why”… Looking for True North
A Parents’ Guide to Cyberbullying
A Parents’ Primer on Social Networking
EPISODE 05: “WHEN CRISIS HITS” WITH RICH VAN PELT
EPISODE 12: “SUFFERING, TRAUMA AND ABUSE” WITH DR. DIANE LANGBERG
EPISODE 08: “THE DIGITAL PLAYGROUND AND THE QUEST FOR IDENTITY” WITH AMY FLAVIN
EPISODE 17: “LEARNING FROM EDUCATORS” WITH KARA TWINING AND BARRY FERGUSON
Preventing Suicide: A Handbook for Pastors, Chaplains and Pastoral Counselors by Karen Mason
A Parent’s Guide to Helping Teenagers In Crisis by Rich Van Pelt and Jim Hancock
The Youth Worker’s Guide to Helping Teenagers In Crisis by Rich Van Pelt and Jim Hancock
Help! My Kids Are Hurting by Marv Penner
When Life Goes Dark: Finding Hope in the Midst of Depression by Richard Winter
CPYU’s 3(D) Guide Media Discernment Resource was mentioned… but is currently out-of-stock as a redesign is under way. The new and updated product will be available soon.
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