BREAKING THE ICE

Scott Troxel | January 4, 2019

In this resource, youth professionals will learn how to approach difficult conversations with youth in their programs. Some youth may choose to confide that they were abused at home with the professionals at their afterschool program if they have no one else to talk to, so it is important to be equipped with the skills […]

BUILD THE SKILLS TO SUPPORT TRIBAL YOUTH

Scott Troxel |

From our OJJDP Tribal Youth Partners, Kognito’s online role-play simulations offer another innovative resource to support tribal youth by preparing them to effectively handle real-life conversations that can change lives.

CHILD ID KITS (ENGLISH AND SPANISH VERSIONS)

Scott Troxel |

If anyone ever finds themselves in the worst case scenario of a child going missing or being abducted, they must know a myriad of facts to share with law enforcement officials to ensure a successful recovery. One of the best ways to have all of the necessary information in one place is to complete a […]

CHILD SAFETY IS MORE THAN A SLOGAN

Scott Troxel |

This resource from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC)  explains how “stranger-danger” has become an increasingly complicated idea for children to conceptualize. Children often struggle with understanding of who is considered “good” or “bad.”  The article grapples with the reality that if adults are not always able to identify “bad” people, it […]

GOING TO AND FROM SCHOOL SAFELY

Scott Troxel |

This resource, developed by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children®, provides children and parents with helpful tips when traveling to and from school. It lists in bold for children, the “do’s and don’ts” when traveling back and forth. For parents and youth workers, it guides them through a list of way to ensure […]

NETSMARTZ FOR EDUCATORS

Scott Troxel |

NetSmartz for Educators, part of the main NetSmartz website, provides resources for teachers and afterschool program staff to teach NetSmartz in their curriculum. There are lesson plans, training programs, a student project kit, and more that you can use to teach your youth about internet safety.

PROTECTING TRIBAL YOUTH FROM ABDUCTION

Scott Troxel |

Today, tribal youth face some of the biggest threats to their health, wellness, and safety. These threats could further lead to children going missing or child abduction. Becoming more aware of the signs tribal youth might exhibit when they need help could greatly help diminish these threats.