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1 “TAAG” You’re It! Lived It, Learned It, Survived It!!! “TAAG” Speakers Bureau

2 2014 National Federation of Families 25 th Annual Conference November 22 nd 3:30-5:00 p.m. Speakers Bureau Subcommittee “TAAG” Members tell their personal stories to middle school and high school students to let them know how these “TAAG” members sought help and can now support other transition age youth and young adults “TAAG” You’re It! Lived It, Learned It, Survived It!!!

3 “TAAG” You’re It! Lived It, Learned It, Survived It!!! Conversation regarding transition age youth members needs Began holding meeting to discuss “TAAG” * YAC = YUK Planned 1 st Annual “TAAG” Picnic 2012 – First Official “TAAG” meeting held on October 6 Educational meetings Meeting etiquette Meeting agenda 6 Social events Dance, Picnic, Bowling, Swimming, MH Awareness Walk Moved meetings to The Giving Tree Drop In Center Voted in Chair / Co-Chairs 2013 – Subcommittee to plan “TAAG” Picnic “Under the Boardwalk 2014 – Started Speakers Bureau Subcommittee Currently “TAAG” Membership has received 72 applications with active and involved members

4 HOW, WHO, WHEN,WHERE “TAAG” You’re It! Lived It, Learned It, Survived It!!! HOW do you know when you might need help WHO do you ask for help WHEN do you ask for help WHERE do you go for help

5 HOW “TAAG” You’re It! Lived It, Learned It, Survived It!!! Not feeling like yourself Loss of interest Isolation Mood swings Angry Sad Emotional Aggressive Self harm Negative thoughts

6 WHO “TAAG” You’re It! Lived It, Learned It, Survived It!!! Parents Teachers Guidance Counselors Coaches / Team Family Friends and their families Principals Spiritual Support Person Neighbors

7 “TAAG” You’re It! Lived It, Learned It, Survived It!!! WHEN Overwhelmed Stressed out Anxious Aggressive / angry Struggling Loss of appetite Sleeping to little or to much Grade slipping Loss of focus Lack of interest

8 “TAAG” You’re It! Lived It, Learned It, Survived It!!! WHERE Hospital Doctor office Calling crisis hotline Going to local service agencies Family or friends home Guidance counselors office Places of worship Recreation or Community Centers

9 ALLOWING YOURSELF TO RECEIVE HELP IS HARD BUT IN THE END IT’S WORTH IT! “TAAG” You’re It! Lived It, Learned It, Survived It!!!

10 “TAAG” You’re It! Lived It, Learned It, Survived It!!! BE HONEST WITH YOURSELF

11 “TAAG” You’re It! Lived It, Learned It, Survived It!!! IF SOMEONE NEEDS YOUR HELP, BE HONEST AND SINCERE

12 WHAT IS A TRIGGER? A trigger is something that sets off a memory tape or flashback transporting the person back to the event of her/his original trauma. Triggers are very personal; different things trigger different people. HOW CAN A TRIGGER OR TRIGGERS EFFECT YOU? “TAAG” You’re It! Lived It, Learned It, Survived It!!!

13 POSITIVE COPING SKILLS “TAAG” You’re It! Lived It, Learned It, Survived It!!! Dancing Singing Exercise Music Yoga Writing Animals Reading Spending time with family and friends Tell us your positive coping skills

14 IT’S OK NOT TO BE OK YOU ARE NOT ALONE IT WILL GET BETTER YOU WILL SURVIVE “TAAG” You’re It! Lived It, Learned It, Survived It!!!

15 QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS “TAAG” You’re It! Lived It, Learned It, Survived It!!!

16 CONTACT INFORMATION For information regarding “TAAG” contact Karan Steele at or “TAAG” You’re It! Lived It, Learned It, Survived It!!! Thank you for attending our session today Samantha Bozich Lauren Kelly Gallaher Jennifer Benford


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