The summer of 2019 has come to an end. If you’re like most, you were able to take some time off and enjoy a vacation. But youth culture didn’t take a break over the summer. What are some of the summer youth culture trends we should be aware of, track , and respond to? Do any of these developments offer us insights into our kids, what they believe, and how they behave? Stick with us as we look at what youth culture did over summer vacation, on this episode of Youth Culture Matters.

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Resources, links, or other helpful tools mentioned in the podcast:

CPYU Car Crash Blogs and Photos:
Lightning Has Struck Us Twice!… Keep Us In Your Prayers…
You Won’t Believe This… But I Must Show You…
CPYU Reading Group on Facebook
2019 MTV Video Music Awards
Taylor Swift – You Need To Calm Down (music video)
Why Sex Work Is Real Work (Teen Vogue article)
The Many Lives of Nick Buoniconti (HBO Documentary about CTE)
Children, tackle football and the possible dangers of brain diseases
Study finds routine hits playing football cause damage to the brain
Opioids prescribed at high rates to adolescent patients
Teens’ Opioid Abuse May Be Gateway to Heroin
A study of 394,000 people warns this is when teenagers are most likely to try drugs
CPYU Trend Alert: My Child Is Abusing Drugs and Alcohol – What Do I Do?
CPYU Handout: The Stages of Addiction
CPYU Handout: Signs and Symptoms of Teen Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Teenage boy goes blind after existing on Pringles, white bread and french fries
Pennsylvania investigating 17 lung disease cases possibly linked to vaping
Hospitalizations highlight potential dangers of e-cigs to teens’ lungs
CPYU Factsheet: Texting While Driving
‘I Kissed Dating Goodbye’ Author Joshua Harris: “I Am Not a Christian”
Skillet rocker: Stop elevating Christian influencers, learning theology from praise songs

Books mentioned or helpful to the conversation:
The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas are Setting up a Generation for Failure by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt
1969: The Year Everything Changed by Rob Kirkpatrick
The Last Innocent Year: America in 1964, The Beginning of the “Sixties” by Jon Margolis
Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked
by Adam Alter
Head Games: The Global Concussion Crisis by Christopher Nowinski
The Heart of a Servant Leader: Letters from Jack Miller by C. John Miller
Come Back, Barbara by C. John Miller and Barbara Miller Juliani

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