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New Information and Resources of Interest
Legal Hotline for Youth
Many unaccompanied youth experiencing housing instability lack access to vital documents, such as photo identification, licenses, birth certificates, Social Security cards, and documents needed to get an ID or license. Access to these documents is necessary for youth to apply for jobs, school, public benefits, programs, and open bank accounts and mailboxes. Lack of access to these documents complicates the attempts of youth to meet their basic needs. National Network for Youth has launched I Am Here: ID and Vital Document Legal Hotline for Youth, a free national hotline that provides legal advice, resources, and assistance in obtaining state ID cards and licenses, birth certificates, Social Security cards, and documents needed to get an ID or license.
To learn more about challenges youth experiencing homelessness may face in obtaining an ID, please visit the National Network for Youth’s State-by-State Guide to Obtaining ID Cards and the American Bar Association’s Proving I Exist: Strategies for Assisting Youth in Obtaining Identification Documents.
Upcoming Events or Opportunities
Friends Helping Friends
Teenagers: what’s the best way to help a friend struggling with ongoing sadness or anxiety? Find out by watching this webinar from the Stay Well program. It could literally save a life. Register at https://bit.ly/3Mgbmf6. Or visit our Teen Resources page at https://bit.ly/3w8PVae.
Past Events & Resources
COVID – 19 RESOURCES FOR YOUTH & YOUNG ADULTS
Should I Attend College in the Fall?
Finishing College Classes During COVID-19
Accessible – Tips for Teens To Care for Their Mental Health
Teen-Young Adult College COVID Information Sheet
COVID-19 & Mental Health: Resources for Youth, Young Adults & Their Supporters
Tips for Teens
Tips for LGBTQ Teens and Young Adults During Covid-19
Mindfulness and Stress Resilience Activities
Teenagers and Re-opening -Tips for Keeping Kids Safe During a Confusing TimeWorking from Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic
How Young Adults Can Manage Loss of Income During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Support for Individuals with Substance Use Disorders During Covid-19
#Creative Conversations, a virtual hashtag event, was held May 3rd – 9th. This online event provided youth with mental health challenges and their families across Michigan the opportunity to highlight issues that are important to them and share messages of hope and resiliency through creative mediums of their choice including painting, video-making, writing, photography and even lego-creations!
Submissions were shared on social media throughout the week of May 3-9. You can also check out a video collection of the entries here. We so appreciate everyone sharing and expressing themselves as we all work together to shine a light on children’s mental health!
Submit your own photos, videos, and writing and have displayed on our graffiti wall. Create Graffiti »