Words Can Work® E-books and Videos

Resources to support conversations with kids about challenges they face growing up. Created with experts from Harvard Medical School and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Alcohol: True Stories

Hosted by Matt Damon

Four teens tell their powerful stories about drinking and driving, addiction, and avoiding alcohol use. (20 minutes) Recommended for grades 5 through 12, parents, and other caregivers. Download Discussion Guide.

Words Can Work: When Talking About Alcohol

In this e-book young people tell how alcohol impacted their lives — from drinking and driving, binge drinking and alcohol poisoning, to addiction. Experts offer insight and the actual words for potentially lifesaving conversations. Recommended for young people, parents and other caregivers. 

 

Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Apple Books

Drugs: True Stories

Joel describes how abuse of alcohol and marijuana led to addiction to prescription drugs by 10th grade. His parents describe denial, spiraling addiction, and Joel’s ongoing recovery. Trevor, 18, tells how he stays drug free. Leading experts answer FAQ. (28 minutes) Recommended for grades 5 through college, parents, and other caregivers. Download Discussion Guide.

Words Can Work: When Talking About Drugs

In this e-book young people describe their abuse of opioids, marijuana and other drugs and the benefits of learning to make healthy choices. Experts offer insight and the actual words for potentially lifesaving conversations. Recommended for young people, parents and other caregivers. 

 

Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Apple Books

Depression: True Stories

Three young adults, including former WNBA star Chamique Holdsclaw, describe living with depression, their thoughts of suicide and their recovery. They tell how treatment transformed their lives. (26 minutes) Recommended for grades 6 through college, parents, and other caregivers. Download Discussion Guide.

 

Words Can Work: When Talking About Depression

In this e-book young people tell thei poignant true stories about living with depression, anxiety, suicidality, and other mental health issues. Parents, siblings, and peers describe their roles in supporting a loved one. Experts offer insight and the actual words for potentially lifesaving conversations. Recommended for young people, parents and other caregivers.

 

Available at at Amazon 

Bullying: True Stories

Young people tell their true stories about bullying.  (20 minutes.) Recommended for grades 4 through 12, parents, and other caregivers. Download Discussion Guide.

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