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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 […]

Teen Line Announces 2016 Luncheon Honorees

Teen Line is pleased to announce the 2016 Luncheon Honorees: Above and Beyond Award: Dr. Elaine Leader Humanitarian Award: The Henson and Otis Family Distinguished Service Family Award: The Hekmat Family Teen Hero Awards: Sabrina Bell & Sarah Cohen Outstanding Listener Awards: Henry Muhlheim & Sarah Wagner Teen Advocacy Award: Gabe Wieder VOICE Awards: Alexandra […]

Teen Line Launches Teen-to-Teen Blog

New Teen Blog Teen Line is excited to announce our new Teen-to-Teen blog: Through Ups & Downs Life is made of good times and bad times. Our teen volunteers will be writing blog posts to share what they have learned to help you deal with all the random ups and the downs of life. Please […]

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 […]

Leo Buscaglia Foundation awards grant to Teen Line

The Leo Buscaglia Foundation recently awarded a grant to Teen Line to support our programs. The Leo Buscaglia Foundations’ mission is “Building Community Spirit by helping people to help others.” As Teen Line sees an increase in calls, texts and emails from teens reaching out for help – this grant provides vital support to help […]

#GivingTuesday

Fundraising Websites – Crowdrise TEEN LINE is excited to be a part of the first annual #GivingSoCal Campaign. #GivingSoCal was launched by the Center for Nonprofit Management to get our region involved in the national #GivingTuesday campaign. Observed on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks […]

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, […]

Alive & Running 5K Walk/Run 2015

Alive & Running 5K Walk/Run for Suicide Prevention Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States and the 2nd leading cause of death for ages 10-24. Over 40,000 Americans die by suicide every year. Did Hirsch’s Suicide Prevention Center runs the nation’s first crisis line and provides training, education and support […]

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 […]

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 […]

Save the date: 2016 Teen Line Luncheon April 14th!

The 2016 TEEN LINE Food For Thought Luncheon will honor Founder Dr. Elaine Leader and the 35th Anniversary of the first call! Thursday, April 14th, 2016. The Beverly Hilton Hosted by Sheryl Lee Ralph Fabulous Boutique opens at 10:00 am Lunch promptly at 11:45 am (Luncheon concludes at approximately 1:30 pm) The Beverly Hilton 9876 […]

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 […]