Climate Change and Youth is a pioneering book that opens the door to understanding the profound impact climate change has on the mental health of today’s young people.
Chapters provide age-appropriate language for a meaningful dialogue and resources for acknowledging children’s voices, separating fact from fiction about environmental issues, encouraging participation in activism, creating tools to reduce stress, and highlighting inspirational role models and organizations for action. The book includes firsthand examples, research, children’s work, interviews, and terminology. It also shares age-appropriate resources and websites relating to climate change and challenges.
Filling a large void in the literature on this topic, this essential resource offers techniques and tools that professionals and caring adults can use to address the stresses associated with climate change and offer strategies for hope, resilience, and action.