10 Ways to Help Your Growing Teen Get Enough Sleep

by Elizabeth Felipe “If we can only understand what's going on with sleep in these sixth-, seventh- and eighth graders, we can intervene to change their sleep behavior before it gets out of hand.” Psychologist Amy R. Wolfson, Ph.D., College of the Holy Cross   According to the Mayo Clinic, teens require at least nine … Continue reading 10 Ways to Help Your Growing Teen Get Enough Sleep

What to Expect If Your Teen Isn’t Getting 9 Hours of Sleep a Night

Did you know teens need between 9 and 9.5 hours of sleep a night? What happens to teens who DON'T get enough sleep? The negative effects of sleep deprivation are absolutely undeniable. Take a look at the following: Are My Teen's Problems Caused by a Lack of Sleep? 1) There's a direct association between the … Continue reading What to Expect If Your Teen Isn’t Getting 9 Hours of Sleep a Night

From Death to Life: How God Rescued Jacqui Strothoff from Heroin Addiction and Despair

  Jacqui Strothoff, Director of the Women's Homes in Teen Challenge New England, was the Keynote Speaker at the 2014 "Dinner at the Dunes" Gala and Fundraiser held in Narragansett, RI. Jacqui's life before Christ led her down a road marked by poor choices that eventually culminated in heroin addiction. She suffered the horror of … Continue reading From Death to Life: How God Rescued Jacqui Strothoff from Heroin Addiction and Despair

Recommended Website: Joshua Straub, Ph. D.

Recommended by: Michelle Quillin, local Youth Leader I first heard Joshua Straub speak while taking the DVD-based Teens and Families in Crisis course offered by House of Hope Rhode Island to volunteers. Since then, Joshua Straub has become one of my favorite writers and speakers on Christian parenting and marriage. He speaks and writes with … Continue reading Recommended Website: Joshua Straub, Ph. D.

Video Interview with Teens in Crisis Counselor Mark Gregston

Mark Gregston is the founder of Heartlight Ministries, a residential program for troubled teens, and has been working with teens and families for nearly 40 years. House of Hope Rhode Island uses Mark Gregston's "Parenting Today's Teens" DVD-based course to teach parents and youth workers about the complexities of parenting this generation of teenagers. In … Continue reading Video Interview with Teens in Crisis Counselor Mark Gregston

Powerful TV Interview with House of Hope Teens

In this moving 30-minute program from The Good Life in Central Florida, you'll hear the personal stories of formerly troubled and hurting teens Emely, Austin, and Casey, all residents of House of Hope Orlando. Join hostess Barbara Beck as she interviews these three precious young people and Sara Trollinger, who founded House of Hope Orlando … Continue reading Powerful TV Interview with House of Hope Teens