Toolkits & resource lists

Rural stress & mental wellbeing
Recognize the signs of stress and build skills to support young people experiencing rural stress-related challenges

Find resources related to equity, diversity, and accessibililty including tip sheets from National 4-H on working with youth in poverty, LGBTQ+ youth, and others; guidance on working with youth with special needs; and more.

Social & emotional learning
Learn how to support youth to name and manage emotions, work well with others, and persist in when faced with challenges.

Empathy & feedback

Understand the difference between empathy and sympathy, and feedback versus advice 

Read faculty writing on the YD Insight blog. Visit the 


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