For 12 excellent "Tips for Teens" from an upcoming book called, Bald or Shaved, go to the Candelighters web site (http://www.candlighters.com), click on information, then click on quarterly journal, and then on Spring 2005. Written by a teen, Jarrett Stein, these tips speak to any teenager facing hospitalization.

Articles about growing up with facial difference
The January 1999 Forward Face newsletter is written by teenagers. For your copy, contact Forward Face: The Charity for Children with Craniofacial Conditions.

Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul I and II

ISBN 1-55874-468-1

How Rude! The Teenagers' Guide to Good Manners, Proper Behavior, and Not Grossing People Out
Alex J. Packer, Ph.D. Nobody's polite anymore, why should you be? The author answers with, "Because good manners are good for you. they impress people. They build self-esteem. They can help you get what you want from life - friends, fun success, and respect. And they do not cost anything." A zippy fun workbook that can change lives.

Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing

Life Strategies for Teens
By Jay McGraw. TV host Dr. Phil’s son Jay is the author of several books for teens that come with an audio tape or CD. Fun, powerful tools for helping teens with skills for life. Jay travels and has powerful school programs. NY Times Best Seller List.

Web: http://www.DrPhil.com

Meeting the Challenge: 
Training Program for Adolescents with Special Needs

An outstanding program that has changed the lives of many parents and children with facial difference. Can be conducted in several sessions by a professional in school, hospital, faith community, etc. Video included. One favorite skill that a parent learned from this training was to take her facially disfigured child around their new neighborhood and introduce herself and her child. Skills for all of us are here!

Dr. Kathleen Kapp-Simon
Cleft Lip and Palate Institute, Northwest University
Chicago, IL
(708) 836-1284
Web: http://www.craniofacialinstitute.com

Resilience For Teens: Got Bounce!
Download this free, first-class resource with teacher's guide designed to help teens through tough times. Created by the American Psychological Association, it can be useful for all of us.

Web: http://www.apahelpcenter.org/

What Teens Need to Succeed, 
Proven Practical Ways to Shape Your Own Future

Benson, Galbraith, and Espeland. A book we think every house with teens should have! Proven stories of how to shape your future and how to make a difference in the lives of the people around you. Eye opening, fun checklists and quizzes, hundreds of resources (web sites, etc.), and actions to take are all here in this 355-page paperback.

Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing

When Your Teenager is Injured - Preparing for Work and Adulthood
Another favorite! See Lash and Associates Publishing for contact and ordering information.

Writing Down The Days, 365 Creative Journaling Ideas for Young People
By Lorraine M. Dahlstrom. A top notch gift for any teacher, child, parent, or Child Life Specialist! Fun, challenging, and full of interesting historical facts that spur the writer into each days  writing "assignment."

Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing