Mental Health at Summer Youth Programs

in Summer Youth Programs

(c) 2021 Dr. Christopher Thurber

The emotional well-being of children and adolescents is essential to support throughout the summer. This handout summarizes recent research, best practices, and practical strategies to prevent homesickness, separation anxiety, and other forms of intense distress. The included flow chart provides guidance on handling mental health crises.

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Keywords: homesickness, anxiety, depression, mental health, emotional support