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First Step Oregon

www.firststeporegon.org is a GREAT first stop to assist students! See the letter to parents HERE.

Inside First Step you will find resources like, "3 Ways to Help a Friend," "Getting Through Today," contacts for free counseling and two featured resources: SafeOregon and YouthLine.

Free Counseling and Support: Free counseling and support can be accessed by contacting our community partners at Deschutes County Behavioral Health, St. Charles Health System Behavioral Health, OSU Cascades Counseling Clinic, and Lutheran Community Services NW though links in First Step.

Safe Oregon is a new way to report information 24-hours a day that involves students, the safety of their fellow students, or their school. With SafeOregon, students can report anything from vandalism to theft to cyberbullying via text or phone, email, or online.

YouthLine is a free and confidential teen-to-teen help line. Students are encouraged to contact YouthLine via phone, text, chat, and email to talk about anything that may be bothering them. Teens are available to help daily from 4-10pm Pacific Time (adults are available by phone at all other times).

FirstStep is made possible thanks to the Bend Police Department, Lines for Life, SafeOregon and many other incredible community partners. We are very grateful for their continued support of our shared commitment to the well-being of all our students and staff.

Articles about Cell Phone and Social Media:

Book Resources

iGen: Why Today's Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy--and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood--and What That Means for the Rest of Us

by Jean Twenge, PhD.

A highly readable and entertaining first look at how today’s members of iGen—the children, teens, and young adults born in the mid-1990s and later—are vastly different from their Millennial predecessors, and from any other generation, from the renowned psychologist and author of Generation Me.

With generational divides wider than ever, parents, educators, and employers have an urgent need to understand today’s rising generation of teens and young adults. Born in the mid-1990s to the mid-2000s and later, iGen is the first generation to spend their entire adolescence in the age of the smartphone. With social media and texting replacing other activities, iGen spends less time with their friends in person—perhaps why they are experiencing unprecedented levels of anxiety, depression, and loneliness.

But technology is not the only thing that makes iGen distinct from every generation before them; they are also different in how they spend their time, how they behave, and in their attitudes toward religion, sexuality, and politics. They socialize in completely new ways, reject once sacred social taboos, and want different things from their lives and careers. More than previous generations, they are obsessed with safety, focused on tolerance, and have no patience for inequality. iGen is also growing up more slowly than previous generations: eighteen-year-olds look and act like fifteen-year-olds used to.

As this new group of young people grows into adulthood, we all need to understand them: Friends and family need to look out for them; businesses must figure out how to recruit them and sell to them; colleges and universities must know how to educate and guide them. And members of iGen also need to understand themselves as they communicate with their elders and explain their views to their older peers. Because where iGen goes, so goes our nation—and the world.


Becoming Brilliant: What Science Tells Us About Raising Successful Children

By Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek

In just a few years, today's children and teens will forge careers that look nothing like those that were available to their parents or grandparents. While the U.S. economy becomes ever more information-driven, our system of education seems stuck on the idea that "content is king," neglecting other skills that 21st century citizens sorely need. Becoming Brilliant offers solutions that parents can implement right now. Backed by the latest scientific evidence and illustrated with examples of what's being done right in schools today, this book introduces the "6Cs" collaboration, communication, content, critical thinking, creative innovation, and confidence along with ways parents can nurture their children s development in each area.