Askable Adults

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Youth want to talk to adults about their everyday lives and school and family struggles. They are eager to connect about drugs and alcohol; sexuality and gender; relationships, love and sex; abuse and divorce; college, jobs, money, cars and life skills. This is especially critical for young people working to develop a positive sense of self in a culture that often devalues them based on their identity, ability, background or status. 

The Vermont Network's Askable Adults campaign encourages adults to be more askable and supportive for the children and youth in their lives, including those who have experienced trauma and toxic stress, in order to support their resilience and healing.

Equipping adults to be more askable and supportive for children and youth supports healing and resiliency for all youth, including those who’ve experienced trauma and toxic stress. The Askable Adults campaign offers tools to help adults build skills around:

  • Building trusting and affirming relationships
  • Committing to consistent connections
  • Committing to caring communication
  • Being a curious co-pilot and resource

The online campaign page features audio stories, the Askable Adults toolkit, and helpful blog posts to help ensure that young people have the support they need to lead healthy, confident lives.

Askable Adults materials are available on the Vermont Network's website. Users can also opt in to receive Askable Adult campaign weekly emails by entering their name and email address on the Askable Adults campaign page.

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