Tools, insight, and support for the teen years.
No matter what we do, we will struggle during the teen years – some of us more than others. As a parent, teacher, or youth worker, there is nothing more complicated or critical than keeping our kids safe, healthy, and able to navigate an ever-changing modern world.
I’ve been passionate about teen issues since I was a peer counselor for high school students wanting to commit suicide. For the past 16 years, I’ve been zigzagging across the country talking to families, schools, and communities about the harrowing realities and beautiful victories they experience. All too often, so many people – teens and adults alike – come up to me and say, “I need help but don’t know how to ask or where to find it.”
Having lived through my own life challenges, I know the journey can be long and at times feel hopeless. But I have seen what some support, tools, and encouragement can do to help young adults overcome their greatest challenges. And now with a teenager of my own, I’m experiencing them first-hand as a parent.
I created Let’s Talk Teens so you don’t have to wing it or feel alone when it gets hard. (Bonus if it brings some comfort or a laugh when you need it 🙂 I hope it gives you a place to find and share insight, wisdom, and practical tools with a supportive online community. Above all, may it help you raise the authentic, emotionally healthy teens the world needs.
What they're saying
Bree has trained and presented to over 70,000 students and adults in live settings. Her passion, expertise and understanding of teens and teen issues makes her a compelling and engaging story-teller and eﬀective change-maker. She is an amazing addition to any team, program or process involving youth. I recommend her highly and will continue to work with her for programs involving students, especially teenagers.
- Sarah Branion Consultant, Nonproft Management, Rachel’s Challenge
Bree is a phenomenal individual that genuinely care about the well being and advancement of our youth. Her warm personality and caring attitude is contagious.
- Aaron Kinebrew, Dad of a teenage daughter, Public Speaker, Wealth and Asset Manager
Bree is as genuine as it gets. From the moment you meet her, she invites you into her world. Bree has the ability to make each student feel like they are the only one in the room. Her compassion and sincerity give life and joy to those that are hurting and lost.
- Cody Hodges – Motivational Speaker, Former NFL player, Dad
Bree has a strong gift to serve others, leading with wisdom & grace as well as a beautiful gift to communicate & articulate publicly her heart of hope for young people. Throughout all of our growing years together, Bree has a heart to inspire teenagers with a message of hope. Bree shared that she has been no stranger to life’s tragedies during her teenage & college years and it’s been amazing to see how she has navigated through her own healing journey coming through to a place of wholeness. Seeing Bree being able to truly come alongside, connect with & empathize with others in their places of pain with an inspiring message of hope for their futures is simply a beautiful sight.
- Angela Wooldridge – mom, business owner
Bree’s ability to capture the hearts and minds of teens is authentic, powerful and gets results. Your students will love her message! I highly recommend Bree Jensen because she can help you make a difference with the teens that you serve!
- Fred Lynch City Coordinator for Rachel’s Challenge, Bree’s Presentation Partner
When you’re a teenager you want to feel connected to something whether it be positive or negative. Bree helped pave my path towards positive thoughts and actions. Her understanding, empathy, and positivity helped guide me through the very vulnerable years in my life.
- McKayla Flo, coached by Bree
I worked with Bree Jensen for many years serving together in a large youth ministry. Bree has an incredible way of relating to young people and helping them see their potential and value. She continues to inspire many leaders to invest in the future generation. Bree is dedicated, passionate and a great leader and friend to anyone she meets.
- Tiffany Dooley, Youth Pastor
In today’s current social climate, Teenagers have a lot to navigate through and around, they have barriers blocking their progress daily. One of those barriers is communication – they’re losing the ability to effectively speak to one another and authority. I’m so excited about Let’s Talk Teens because this is a subject matter that deserves our attention, they are our future leaders! And Bree has the experience, heart and knowledge to get the conversation started. So let’s start talking!
- Yolanda Robinson Rachel’s Challenge Presenter, Youth Pastor
Resources created for parents, teachers, youth workers, and teens.
- Guest Editors
- Support Groups
- Expert & Teen Contributors
- Youth Development
- Family Health
- Digital Safety and Education