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Become a Teen Influencer

iRespect&Protect welcomes teens (that’s YOU!) to help us continue the conversation about creating ways to connect to other teens, parents/caregivers, and younger youth (maybe a brother, a sister, a friend?). Join our TEEN Influencers…

  1. Looking for leadership opportunities to channel your expertise?
  2. Need volunteer or class credit for your college resume?
  3. Want to inspire a younger “you“?
Teens, Parents/Caregivers, and Kids will listen to a role model.
That role model is YOU.

We invite YOU to join the movement.

Invitation to Students

Tools

Being a teen is hard, and you are doing a good job.

These tools are available to enrich your life or help support you as you talk with safe adults and trusted friends about difficult topics like online cruelty, cyberbullying, anxiety, depression, nudes, and shaming.

They are created with YOU in mind, reminding you that YOU matter and are worthy of ALL that you hope and dream about for your life.

  • Digital Media Contract
    Create a digital media contract for your family using our interactive contract creator.
  • Become a Teen Influencer (PDF)
    Become a teen influencer by sharing your feedback, thoughts, joining a leadership group, or becoming a trainer for younger youth.
  • Device Control Quiz – 
    Are You Controlling Your Device or Is your Device Controlling You? Take our 8-question quiz to find out!
  • Love Isn’t a Transaction Worksheet (PDF)
    A tool to use when you are struggling to fit in. A 2-page worksheet to do alone, with a friend, or a trusted adult.
  • How to Talk About the Hard Stuff Worksheet (PDF)
    How to talk to someone when you have a personal challenge, or you need help with a mistake you made.
  • Ignore, Delete, Respond, Tell Worksheet (PDF)
    When should you ignore a text, when should you take a different action?
  • Posting on Social Media: What is Okay? What has consequences? (PDF)
    Explore your decisions and their possible consequences when it comes to posting to your social media accounts. A worksheet to help you slow down before you post.

Resources

We all need extra help sometimes. These resources can lead you to help if you are looking for community, or if you are in a crisis.

If this is an emergency, call 911.

These resource links represent a compilation of resources identified by iRespect&Protect staff.  It is not intended to be comprehensive and iRespect&Protect does not specifically endorse or make any representations regarding any of the resources.

Local Non-Crisis Support (Community Orgs, Drop in Shelters, Etc)
  • 211 Info
    Find resources in your zip code for food, shelter, mental health, transportation, help paying bills, employment, school/GED, and more.
  • HOME Youth Services (Located in Downtown Salem)
    A nonprofit program of Community Action Agency that provides meals, snacks, showers, clothing, toiletries, laundry, and phone to teens like you who might be homeless and at-risk.
  • Satellite Gaming (Located in Downtown Salem)
    Positive nerd culture around video games and other Esports, competitive events, and more. Pointing teens to faith by demonstrating love at their events. *Religiously affiliated
  • Taylor’s House (Located in Downtown Salem)
    24-hour temporary housing shelter for youth between 11-18 who are in need of temporary shelter. Get safety, stability, structure, and resources if you are at-risk or homeless.
  • The Gate Youth Association (Located in Independence)
    The Gate is a network of people committed to creating a place for young adults like you. A safe place to be known as an individual, to be encouraged to grow and learn, and to encounter Christ’s love. *Religiously affiliated
  • Youth ERA: Salem Drop (Located in Downtown Salem)
    Staffed by Youth Peer Support Specialists who are committed to helping you empower yourself and successfully transition into adulthood. Programs and services help you become a leader in your own life and communities.
Mental Health Resources
  • Find a Therapist
    Search for a therapist by location and what you need help with including depression, PTSD, self esteem & relationships. Read profiles and email a therapist with one click.
  • Liberty House Hope and Wellness Services
    Trauma-informed counseling for children and families facing concerns of child abuse, neglect, trauma, or grief. Individual family counseling, brief therapy, group therapy, and more.
    503.689.1006
  • NAMI Mental Health Courses
    A variety of courses (90 minutes – 6 weeks) for teens with mental health conditions. Classes are taught through readings, interaction, small group discussions, and time for reflection.
  • The Trevor Project
    Confidential support for LGBTQ youth in crisis, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A national, 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide prevention service for LGBTQ youth. Chat or text.
    1.866.488.7386
Cyberbullying, Sexting, Sextortion, & Self-Harm Resources
Local Crisis Hotlines
  • Marion County Youth & Family Services
    Services for 0-17 years old. Crisis screenings are at no cost. Trauma-informed, culturally responsive.
    503.576.HOPE (4673)
  • Marion & Polk Co. Northwest Human Services Crisis Line
    24/7 crisis intervention, emergency food/shelter, trauma counseling and more.
    503.581.5535
  • MidWillamette Valley Suicide Prevention Coalition
    mvsuicideprevention.com
  • Oregon YouthLine
    24/7 Oregon youth hotline for “any problem, big or small”
    1.877.968.8491
    TXT: “teen2teen” to 839863
  • Polk County Behavioral Health Crisis Line
    24/7 hotline for suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Will talk to you and connect you to local help.
    503.623.9289 (M-F 8am-5pm)
    503.581.5535 (Weekends/After hours)

Trainings

Know some things, learn some things, share some things.

We’d love to see you at one of our trainings.

Clicking the link will allow you to Contact Us for available dates and more info.

But We Have a Great Idea!

The workshop will provide an experiential opportunity to learn about marketing an idea at a grass-roots level. Participants will learn about; iRespect&Protect, participate in a focus group to provide feedback through an online survey about social media posts, and converse about positive self-worth, healthy online choices, and safe relationships. -Spanish Available.

An Invitation to Talk!

Participants will learn about; iRespect&Protect and participate in a focus group to provide feedback about how to talk to our friends, parents, and other safe adults about the hard stuff. Focus on positive self-worth, healthy online choices, and safe relationships. -Spanish Available.