In Consultation
Truths and Consequences: Helping Teens Make Good Decisions


Positive Coaching Alliance
A national non-profit organization developing “Better Athletes, Better People” by working to provide all youth and high school athletes a positive, character-building youth sports experience.


Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL)
Advancing the development of academic, social and emotional competence for all students. Their mission is to help make evidence-based social and emotional learning (SEL) an integral part of education from preschool through high school. Through research, practice and policy, CASEL collaborates to ensure all students become knowledgeable, responsible, caring and contributing members of society.


“Creating Cultures of Dignity”
Best selling author of “Queen Bees & Wannabees”, “Masterminds & Wingmen”, and the “Owning Up Curriculum.


Session Rating Scale
Feedback informed treatment. Tools for measuring the quality of the therapy relationship.


Measures of Effective Teaching
The Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) project was designed to find out how evaluation methods could best be used to tell teachers more about the skills that make them most effective and to help districts identify and develop great teaching.


Center for Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
NVC begins by assuming that we are all compassionate by nature and that violent strategies—whether verbal or physical—are learned behaviors taught and supported by the prevailing culture. NVC also assumes that we all share the same, basic human needs, and that each of our actions are a strategy to meet one or more of these needs.


Compass Points Maryland Counseling Association Newsletter Spring 2015
What Works with Teens


Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Work
Book review


The Professional Counselor (the digital publication of the National Board for Certified Counselors)
Book review


Blogs December 12, 2017
Talking to Your Kids About Cyberbullying Part 1: Tools for Parents

Talk LA: The Dr. Deb and Therapist Kelli Show August 9, 2016
Are you in the throes of raising a teen or do you work with adolescents in a professional capacity?

PsychCentral August 21, 2016
Three Things to Know About the Teenage Brain

PsychCentral July 27, 2016
Five Relationship Skills-Building Tips for Youth Workers

PsychCentral July 21, 2016
Tips for Collaborating Effectively with Parents and Caregivers of Teens

Social Work Helper May 6, 2016
Giving Feedback to Teens

PsychCentral April 23, 2016
Three Tips for Engaging Authentically With Teens

edutopia April 19, 2016
6 Rules for Being Transparent with Teens: Authentic Relationships Lead to Engagement

edutopia October 26, 2015
Teen Engagement in Learning Starts With Respect

Shaping the Culture of a Generation, One Relationship at a Time

Common Pitfalls When Working with Teens

Guest Blog: What Works with Teens by Julie Baron and Britt Rathbone

Youth Today May 21, 2015
Shaping the Culture of a Generation, One Relationship at a Time April 15, 2015
What Works with Teens

New Harbinger Blogs for What Works with Teens (

What Works with Teens

What Works with Teens: Building Social Capital

Developing Respect in the Adult-Teen Relationship

Research Round-Up: What Respect Means to Teens

How to Get Feedback from Teens, and Actually Use It

Common Pitfalls When Working with Teens

Relational Teaching Approaches to Boost Student Engagement

Parent Insider April 2, 2015
Teens Thrive When They Feel Connected not Alienated

NASW July 11, 2007
Helping Pre-Teens and Teens Navigate their Social Worlds: It Takes Social Workers and the Rest of the Village by Julie Baron, LCSW-C