C: Connect

Connect with youth and reassure them you are always there.
  • show the young person by your actions that you care, ie., send a positive text message, go for coffee, show up at their activities, share a meal
  • reassure youth that being a teenager can be challenging, that help is always available and  that you are there for them
  • pay attention to what youth are doing and saying, who they are hanging out with, notice changes