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Resources for Working with Young People

A lot of those working with younger people have noticed that they need a little more intentionality about how to engage in social settings. Here are some helpful articles, resources, and curricula to help the "gaps" that many young people are facing. 

Change for Chill

Change to Chill is a free, award-winning, mental well-being resource offered by Allina Health. Our interactive website is tailored to both teens and the adults who work with them. 

Mindfulness for Teens

Website is founded by Dzung X. Vo, MD, FAAP, is a pediatrician specializing in adolescent medicine. His medical practice, teaching, and research emphasize promoting resilience in young people to help them thrive in the face of stress and adversity.

Mindfulness-Based Programs for Youth

This toolkit was developed and designed by the Holistic Arts-Based Program (HAP) team at the School of Social Work, Laurentian University and the Knowledge Exchange team at Youth Research and Evaluation Exchange (YouthREX) at the School of Social Work, York University.

Mental Health America (Back to School Toolkit)

These resources look at the issues young people face that are having an impact on their mental health and offer tips on how to deal with these issues and the resulting emotions. 

BeMe App

BeMe is a mobile mental health platform — made for and With Teens In Mind™ — to improve teen well-being by bringing together the best aspects of social, gaming and streaming engagement along with human coaching and clinical care.

Processing and Talking with Kids About the Last Few Years



We are a not-for-profit creative studio that designs imaginative resources for kids of all ages. We spark curiosity, hope, and faith by drawing individuals into God's redemptive narrative in the stories of the Bible. We focus on facilitating the formation experience for churches and families as we seek to deepen the
Christian faith of children and grown-ups alike.


Upcoming Events

Progressive Youth Ministry Conference

Date: February 2-4 (Thursday morning - Saturday noon with a possible Wednesday "PYM Pre-Game")
Location: St. Mark UMC, 781 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

Intergenerate:  June 12-14, 2023

General Assembly:  July 29-August 1, 2023

Once a month ....MONDAY ZOOM! 2:30 EST


  • 2nd Monday - September 12th: Jan Aerie - Aging
Jan Aerie is a gerontologist, community health planner, and family counselor. She has initiated, directed and managed older adult programs for churches, communities, coalitions and counties including: Leadership by the Elderly for Action and Development (LEAD) in faith communities; Interfaith Volunteer Caregiver Programs in communities; senior center and nutrition programs in counties; and corporate training for caregivers by state. Advocating for and empowering older adults is her passion, through working with community task forces, regional and national church councils, interfaith coalitions, and hospice.​
  • Monday, October 3rd: Teresa Kim Pecinovsky: Author of Mother God
Born in South Korea and raised in Iowa. As a Vanderbilt Divinity School and Disciples Divinity House seminarian in Nashville, one of her most unexpected moments was reading Schleiermacher at 5 a.m. while pumping milk for her 4-week-old infant (don’t ask her what she remembers about Schleiermacher now.) Mother God is her debut picture book published by Beaming Books. Teresa is also excited to be a contributing writer for the upcoming Shine Story Bible through MennoMedia and Brethren Press. She and her spouse have two adorable and exhausting young children.


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Join us for the most informative 1 hour of your month as we engage with amazing people, share resources, and continue innovatively doing the work God has called us to do for God's people! We meet mostly the 1st Monday of the month (unless there are holidays, like Labor Day in September).


GenON Cohort and Communities (Click here for more information)

So many churches are struggling with quality ways to be a community for all ages. Many of us have limited staff, limited resources, and limited leadership.  It is difficult to know where to put what limited time and energy we have left towards empowering ourselves and others to know the love of God through Jesus.  This is especially true when it comes to working with our youth, young adults, children, and families. 

Last updated by OU 5/22