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#GivingTuesday

Teen Line’s hotline volume has risen dramatically and we are hearing from teens who are worried. We need to expand our services and are looking to double up our outreach services. Which is why we are participating in Giving Tuesday. Observed on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and […]

TEEN LINE FOUNDATIONS Pt 16: Community Connections Continued- LBGTQ

In honor of our 35th Anniversary, Dr. Leader shares her memories of the early days of Teen Line in a series we like to call… TEEN LINE FOUNDATIONS By Elaine Leader, Ph.D., CGP, BCD, FAGPA Chapter Sixteen: Community Connections Continued – LGBTQ Community One of our most important and rewarding connections has been with the […]

TEEN LINE FOUNDATIONS Pt 15: Community Connections Continued- VPC

In honor of our 35th Anniversary, Dr. Leader shares her memories of the early days of Teen Line in a series we like to call… TEEN LINE FOUNDATIONS By Elaine Leader, Ph.D., CGP, BCD, FAGPA Chapter Fifteen: Community Connections Continued Another very important partnership for Teen Line is the Violence Prevention Coalition (VPC).  I feel […]

TEEN LINE FOUNDATIONS Pt 14: Community Connections Continued- SPC

In honor of our 35th Anniversary, Dr. Leader shares her memories of the early days of Teen Line in a series we like to call… TEEN LINE FOUNDATIONS By Elaine Leader, Ph.D., CGP, BCD, FAGPA Chapter Fourteen: Community Connections Continued As many of you probably know Teen Line has always been concerned with suicide prevention […]

Teen Line Tribute to Founder Dr. Elaine Leader

Elaine Leader always dreamt of making a difference in this world but never knew how. That dream became a reality with the birth of Teen Line in 1980. As its Executive Director until May, 2015, she helped the program develop into an amazing opportunity for teens to assist their peers through a hotline and community […]

TEEN LINE FOUNDATIONS Pt 13: Community Connections Continued

In honor of our 35th Anniversary, Dr. Leader shares her memories of the early days of Teen Line in a series we like to call… TEEN LINE FOUNDATIONS By Elaine Leader, Ph.D., CGP, BCD, FAGPA Chapter Thirteen: Community Connections Continued In my last chapter I wrote about how the loss of a teen to suicide […]

TEEN LINE FOUNDATIONS Pt 12: Matthew Silverman Memorial Foundation (Community Connections Continued)

In honor of our 35th Anniversary, Dr. Leader shares her memories of the early days of Teen Line in a series we like to call… TEEN LINE FOUNDATIONS By Elaine Leader, Ph.D., CGP, BCD, FAGPA Chapter Twelve:  Community Connections Continued In the last few chapters I have spoken about agencies in the community with whom Teen […]

TEEN LINE FOUNDATIONS Pt 11: Suicide Prevention Network (Community Connections Continued)

In honor of our 35th Anniversary, Dr. Leader shares her memories of the early days of Teen Line in a series we like to call… TEEN LINE FOUNDATIONS By Elaine Leader, Ph.D., CGP, BCD, FAGPA Chapter Eleven:  Community Connections Continued In my last blog I mentioned several agencies with whom we have established close relationships over […]

TEEN LINE FOUNDATIONS Pt 10: Community Connections

In honor of our 35th Anniversary, Dr. Leader shares her memories of the early days of Teen Line in a series we like to call… TEEN LINE FOUNDATIONS By Elaine Leader, Ph.D., CGP, BCD, FAGPA Chapter Ten:  Community Connections Although I have already touched on the evolving importance of Outreach in the development of our ability […]

TEEN LINE FOUNDATIONS Pt 9: Food for Thought Luncheon, Continued

In honor of our 35th Anniversary, Dr. Leader shares her memories of the early days of TEEN LINE in a series we like to call… TEEN LINE FOUNDATIONS By Elaine Leader, Ph.D., CGP, BCD, FAGPA Chapter Nine:  Food for Thought Luncheon, Continued As I mentioned in my last chapter the annual Food for Thought luncheon […]

TEEN LINE FOUNDATIONS Pt 8 – Food for Thought Luncheon

In honor of our 35th Anniversary, Dr. Leader shares her memories of the early days of TEEN LINE in a series we like to call… TEEN LINE FOUNDATIONS By Elaine Leader, Ph.D., CGP, BCD, FAGPA Chapter Eight: Food for Thought Luncheon As we contemplated having a luncheon event as a fundraiser I was adamant that […]

Generation Kind at Target benefits Teen Line

Generation Kind is a new line of tees and tanks created by Compassion Brands, an anti-bullying fashion company. This powerful fashion statement is now available at Target and Teen Line will be receiving a percentage of the sales.  The shirts feature colorful designs for young girls, as well as a more subdued juniors line. The […]

TEEN LINE FOUNDATIONS Pt 7 – See how they run…

As we prepare for our 35th Anniversary, Dr. Leader will share her memories of the early days of TEEN LINE in a series we like to call… TEEN LINE FOUNDATIONS By Elaine Leader, Ph.D., CGP, BCD, FAGPA Chapter Seven: See how they run… Raising funds has always been one of the most important aspects of […]

Dedicated & Deserving Social Workers

Dedicated & Deserving Social Workers   Each year, the readers of Social Work Today nominate social workers who are deserving of recognition for their dedication to the profession. Our Teen Line Founder, Dr. Elaine Leader, was one of 10 social workers nationally recognized for her exemplary service. Congratulations, Elaine! We’re honored to share her story. […]

TEEN LINE FOUNDATIONS Pt 6 – Community Policing

As we prepare for our 35th Anniversary, Dr. Leader will share her memories of the early days of TEEN LINE in a series we like to call… TEEN LINE FOUNDATIONS By Elaine Leader, Ph.D., CGP, BCD, FAGPA Chapter Six: Community Policing “Have you seen a crazy teenager around here?”  This comment from a police officer […]

TEEN LINE FOUNDATIONS Pt 5 – Blowing our horn.

As we prepare for our 35th Anniversary, Dr. Leader will share her memories of the early days of TEEN LINE in a series we like to call… TEEN LINE FOUNDATIONS By Elaine Leader, Ph.D., CGP, BCD, FAGPA Chapter Five: Blowing our horn.     Being housed at Cedars-Sinai was really valuable for our ability to […]

The Last Stop by Michael H. Burnam

The Last Stop by Michael H. Burnam The Last Stop asks the question: What happens when Evolution ends? It’s Ender’s Game meets Close Encounter of the Third Kind – a character-driven action packed drama first set in a high school suffused with emerging sexuality and a strict pecking order, followed by wild flying saucer rides […]

TEEN LINE FOUNDATIONS Pt 4 – Resourcing RAs!

Chapter Four: Resourcing RAs! As we prepare for our 35th Anniversary, Dr. Leader will share her memories of the early days of TEEN LINE in a series we like to call… TEEN LINE FOUNDATIONS By Elaine Leader, Ph.D., CGP, BCD, FAGPA At the time we initiated TEEN LINE we were subsumed under the Dept. of […]

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