Ep. 46: The Importance of Hope & War

Ep. 46: The Importance of Hope & War

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Summary:
Hope is one of the top indicators of mental health, but for many teens it can feel out of reach. Chris and Karlie share practical ideas for encouraging and teaching teens to be hopeful. They also take a look at social media’s effect on how teens see war and how they filter news sources. Don’t miss these useful tips for talking about the war in the Ukraine with teens. Be sure to listen to the end for this week’s tip on identifying triggers, too!

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Chris Robey

Chris Robey

CEO

Chris has worked with teens from a variety of backgrounds for over a decade. He has a desire to help teenagers make good choices while also giving their families tools to communicate more effectively as choices are made.

Karlie Duke

Karlie Duke

Director of Communications

Karlie was in one of Teen Life’s original support groups and has always had a heart for teenagers and the vulnerable life stage they are in. She has a wealth of experience to share from working with teens in ministry and leading support groups.

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Ep. 42: Black History Month & Winter Fits

Ep. 42: Black History Month & Winter Fits

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Chris and Karlie are back together with some of their favorite ways to celebrate Black History Month. Then Karlie fills us in on what’s trending in teen clothing (aka “winter fits”). If you know what chelsea boots are, you’re ahead of the game. If you don’t be sure to tune in.

In this episode, we mentioned or used the following resources:

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About Us:
Chris Robey

Chris Robey

CEO

Chris has worked with teens from a variety of backgrounds for over a decade. He has a desire to help teenagers make good choices while also giving their families tools to communicate more effectively as choices are made.

Karlie Duke

Karlie Duke

Director of Communications

Karlie was in one of Teen Life’s original support groups and has always had a heart for teenagers and the vulnerable life stage they are in. She has a wealth of experience to share from working with teens in ministry and leading support groups.

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Ep. 41: Dating at School & Valentine’s Day

Ep. 41: Dating at School & Valentine’s Day

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From Singles’ Awareness Day to Galentine’s to Valentine’s Day, February 14 usually evokes a reaction, and it’s no different with teenagers! Teen Life Program Director Tobin Hodges joins Karlie Duke to talk teen romance and what parents and teachers can do to encourage teens have healthy dating relationships.

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About Us:
Karlie Duke

Karlie Duke

Director of Communications

Karlie was in one of Teen Life’s original support groups and has always had a heart for teenagers and the vulnerable life stage they are in. She has a wealth of experience to share from working with teens in ministry and leading support groups.

Tobin Hodges

Tobin Hodges

Program Director

Tobin graduated with a Bachelors of Music from Texas Tech University. A teacher’s kid twice over, he taught for 13 years before coming to Teen Life. His entire career has been centered around helping students and teens from all walks of life become the best version of themselves

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Ep. 39: Athletics & Monetization of Youtube

Ep. 39: Athletics & Monetization of Youtube

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Summary:
Josh Duke joins Karlie for a coach’s perspective on how to make the most of school athletics for teenagers. Whether your teen is the star player or a bench warmer, his practical advice will help you manage expectations and improve your player’s game. Josh and Karlie also explore the monetization of YouTube- how channels build and lose revenue and who the key players are.

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About Us:
Karlie Duke

Karlie Duke

Director of Communications

Karlie was in one of Teen Life’s original support groups and has always had a heart for teenagers and the vulnerable life stage they are in. She has a wealth of experience to share from working with teens in ministry and leading support groups.
Josh Duke

Josh Duke

Athletic Director, Grace Preparatory School

Josh Duke is the Athletic Director, Head Boys Varsity Basketball Coach, and Head Golf Coach at Grace Prep Academy in Arlington, TX. After graduating from Grace Prep, Coach Duke went to Abilene Christian University where he graduated before continuing to get his Masters in Sports Management from Dallas Baptist University. He is married to Karlie, and they have two children, Sawyer and Janie.

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Ep. 38: Social Media & the Metaverse

Ep. 38: Social Media & the Metaverse

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Summary:
Social media isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, but we can help teens (and ourselves) have a better relationship. Join Karlie Duke and Digital Media Manager, Kelly Fann, in a candid conversation about algorithms and how to talk with teens about the effects it can have on self-esteem. Don’t miss where they break down the “metaverse” and better ways to set health goals without encouraging a negative body image.

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About Us:
Karlie Duke

Karlie Duke

Director of Communications

Karlie was in one of Teen Life’s original support groups and now is passionate about encouraging students to live better stories. She has gained experience working with teenagers through work, volunteer, and personal opportunities.

Kelly Fann

Kelly Fann

Digital Media Manager

Kelly has lived in three countries and worked with teens across the world, encouraging them to pursue their passions and to be kind. She’s been refining messages and telling stories for brands and non-profits since 2009.

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