Counseling Resources

Counseling Resources

Hotlines & Emergency Numbers:

Clackamas County Crisis Line: 503-655-8585 

Clark County Crisis Line: 360-696-9560

Multnomah County Crisis Line: 503-988-4888

Washington County Crisis Line: 503-291-9111

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:  1.800.273.TALK(8255)

Multnomah Child Abuse Hotline: (503) 731-3100


Books

Age of Opportunity – Laurence Steinberg

The Teenage Brain – Frances Jensen

Brainstorm – Daniel Siegel

For Goodness Sex: Changing the Way We Talk to Teens about Sexuality, Values, and Health – Al Vernaccio

Girls and Sex: Navigating the Complicated Landscape – Peggy Orenstein

Boys and Sex: Young Men on Hookups, Love, Porn, Consent, and Navigating the New Masculinity – Peggy Orenstein


Articles

Why Parents Shouldn’t Feel Technology Shame – Alexandra Samuel, The Atlantic

Why are more American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety? – Benoit Denizet-Lewis, NY Times Magazine

Have Smartphones Destroyed A Generation? – Jean M. Twenge, The Atlantic

We Need To Talk About Kids and Smartphones – Markham Heid, Time.


Websites for Parents and Teens

www.commonsensemedia.org

 www.scarleteen.com

www.kidsinthehouse.com

www.reachout.com

www.ahaparenting.com

www.thatsnotcool.com

  • Lunch Events

    Friday Lunch events include everything from distinguished guest speakers (such as University of Oregon President and Multnomah County District Attorney) to friendly games of dodgeball.

    Lunch Events
  • Class Retreats

    Each grade level goes on its own unique retreat that relates to the curriculum.

    Class Retreats
    8th grade science retreat at Mt St. Helens.
  • College Counseling

    Our College Counselor works with students to find schools that will be a good match for them. Northwest Academy graduates attend a diverse selection of colleges and universities across the country including Duke University, Bard College, New York University, and Rhode Island School of Design.

    College Counseling
    College application workshop
  • Find Your Passion

    Northwest Academy is committed to inspiring students to discover their intellectual and artistic voices in a creative and supportive atmosphere fueled by curiosity and constructive challenge.

    Find Your Passion