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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 […]

TEEN LINE FOUNDATIONS Pt 3 – Early Challenges

Chapter Three:   Early Challenges 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 One of the first big challenges, of course, was setting up the telephone lines, […]

TEEN LINE FOUNDATIONS Pt 2 – Training begins!

Chapter Two: Our first training group As we prepare for our 35th Anniversary, Dr. Leader will share her memories of the early days of TEEN LINE in a new series we like to call… TEEN LINE FOUNDATIONS By Elaine Leader, Ph.D., CGP, BCD, FAGPA My first task after receiving the start-up grant from the Robert […]

TEEN LINE FOUNDATIONS – Birth of a teen hotline

Birth of a Teen Hotline As we prepare for our 35th Anniversary, Dr. Leader will share her memories of the early days of TEEN LINE in a new series we like to call… TEEN LINE FOUNDATIONS By Elaine Leader, Ph.D., CGP, BCD, FAGPA Chapter One: In the Beginning People often ask me how TEEN LINE […]

Invaluable College Mental Health Resources

The transition to college, while exciting, can be challenging at the same time.  Recent studies talk about the rise of anxiety disorders on campus, as well as a feeling of isolation, even while being connected on social media.  Many college students (and their friends and families) are at a loss as to what to do […]

The Dark Place Podcast

The Dark Place: TEEN LINE Podcast Interview

The Dark Place is a podcast that offers “Honest Conversations About Mental Health.” TEEN LINE is honored to be the first resource featured on the podcast as the “Light Place,” episode 13. Joel Kutz sat down with one of our staff members, Chris, to talk about the work we do and offer listeners a resource […]

LGBTQ Video

This pride season, show your support! New LGBTQ video by TEEN LINE

From its inception in 1980, TEEN LINE has been at the forefront of reaching out to teens from every ethnicity, background, socioeconomic level, sexual orientation, and gender identity. The founder, Dr. Elaine Leader, has been responsible for that inclusion. “Since the early 90’s, we have had an LGBTQ outreach with LGBTQ teen speakers helping educate […]