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Teen Issues

We believe that in order to be a good teen services librarian, you need to know and understand teens.  This means not only understanding the basics of adolescent development, but also knowing about the world that teens live in and the issues that affect them.  Below are some of the posts that we have done on various teen issues.  If you would like to share your experience with an issue affecting teens, please contact Karen Jensen (kjensenmls@yahoo.com) to discuss doing a guest blog post.

An A to Z guide of Teen Issues

The “Biggies”

Addiction

Adolescent Development

AIDS/HIV

Aliteracy

Autism and Libraries

Body Image and Eating Disorders

Bullying

Censorship

Consent

(see also Sex and Sexuality below)

Developmental Assets

Diversity

Faith and Spirituality

Family

Gender Issues

GLBTQ

Hazing

Human Trafficking

Hunger and Poverty

Additional Sources:

Social Mobility:

Cycles of Poverty:

How Poverty Affects Schools:

Incarceration and Teens

Mental Health

Obesity and Body Image

Politics

Popular Culture

Poverty

Pregnancy

Reluctant Readers

Sex and Sexuality

Shoplifting

Social Justice and Innovation

Suicide

Teen Participation

Violence

TLT Projects and Discussions

project1#SVYALit

The Sexual Violence in YA Project, using YA literature to discussion sexual violence in the life of teens

 

 

 

project3#FSYALit

The Faith and Spirituality in YA Lit Discussion, using YA literature to discussion a diversity of faiths in the life of teens

 

 

 

project2#MHYALit

The Mental Health in YA Lit Discussion, using YA literature to discuss mental health issues in the life of teens

 

 

 

#Poverty in YA Lit

Using YA literature to discuss poverty in our world and in the life of teens