Learning how to communicate assertively rather than in a passive or aggressive manner protects youth and empowers independent decision-making. Communicating boundaries about health, safety, and risky behaviors increases self-worth and well-being.
The Center for Parent and Teen Communication is based within the Division of Adolescent Medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and promotes positive youth development and fosters family connections.
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Take this communication quiz to identify where you fall on the communication continuum.
Check out how good of a communicator you are by taking this short quiz from Mind Tools.
Learn how to be a better public speaker and leader from Toastmasters videos, resources, and youth program
Learn about four communication styles from Straight Talk® including the Director, Expresser, Thinker, or Harmonizer and how they work in different situations.
If you need help and are under the age of 18, reach out to a trusted adult, such as a counselor, a parent, a teacher, or a coach. Finding assistance and the best-fit resources in your community is priority. To book Dr. Crystal Collier to present at your school, parent organization, or in your community, please contact us!
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