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Back to School Resources for Parents and Youth

We try our best to help our children succeed academically, but sometimes we forget that school is also a time when kids and young adults start to question their identity and self-worth. The 2016 Back to School toolkit ( has a host of resources that will help youth and parents to understand and identify body image concerns and behaviors that begin during the adolescent and teen years.

This toolkit will help you to create an open dialogue with your children about the way they see and treat their bodies. Building self-esteem and intervening early when symptoms of a mental health concern first arise can help lead to healthier adulthoods.

If your family could benefit from additional advice and empowerment, consider contacting MHA's ParentVOICE Program Director Candace Wilson at [email protected]  or 704-365-3454 ext. 219 for family-to-family support and parenting tips.

• Download the Toolkit from our national affiliate