About Me

teens in crisisI’m Nick Wilkinson. I writer and radio personality who lives in Phoenix, Arizona.

With over 14 years of experience in the Behavioral Health Field, I’ve been working in close contact with kids from all walks of life.

Specializing in teenagers and young adults, I’ve been a career long supporter of “verbal de-escalation” and non-violent crisis intervention. I believe that what you say, and how you say it, are the keys to successful communication.

Using practical and no-nonsense approaches to dealing with pre-teens, teens, and young adults, I’ve worked with survivors of abuse, juvenile sex offenders, neglected and abandoned adolescents, as well as a wide array of both mental illness and autism clients.

I believe that every teen, given the tools & encouragement, has the ability to succeed and that practicality and common sense MUST play a factor in everyday thinking.

I am also a victim of child abuse. I survived years of abuse at the hands of my parents, and with a lot of help and guidance have managed to move forward in my life, despite its devastating beginnings.

You can purchase my book, “Child Abuse: The Ripple Effect” for KINDLE.
It’s only $0.99 and a top seller in the Mental Health section of Amazon.


In my blog I talk about “acting” instead of “reacting”. When you react, someone else is in control, and when you act,you are the one in control. When dealing with teens in crisis, and an issue emerges it’s important to have as many tools at your disposal as possible. That’s what this blog is, think of it as your emotional toolbox.

It’s time to take control of the situation.

Using common sense approaches & practical thinking, I’m going to share with you guys all the tips that I have learned in the last 14 years of working in the behavioral health field, and specifically with young adults and teens in crisis.

If you want to ask about something specific, are currently dealing with teens in crisis, or just need a little support, please feel free to leave a comment or send me an email GroupHomeHelp@gmail.com if you would like to speak in a more private setting.


Join me on the forums over at Our Parenting Spot for tons of discussion and tips!

One response on “About Me

  1. Invitation to Dads Behaving Dadly II Book Project

    Due to the successful debut in June of Dads Behaving Dadly: 67 Truths, Tears and Triumphs of Modern Fatherhood”, Motivational Press has agreed to publish a sequel “Dads Behaving Dadly II.”

    My co-author, Al Watts, and I invite All dads to submit a story for Dads Behaving Dadly II. For more information about guidelines and instructions on how to submit a story for Dads Behaving Dadly II visit the Submit page of Dadly website at http://www.dadsbehavingdadly.com. A dad may submit up to three stories. A dad may also submit a story he has already written or had published or posted on a blog.

    Dads Behaving Dadly is a collection of stories from ALL types of dads with different family dynamics, income levels and ethnic backgrounds. The book includes stories from working, at-home, divorced, single, step dads and dads of children with special needs.

    In addition to dads in the USA we’ve also received stories from dads in other countries like Australia, Canada and UK.

    Co-Authors Hogan Hilling and Al Watts also started a “Fatherhood Is Alive and Well” campaign. While collecting stories from active, involved fathers for “Dads Behaving Dadly” Hilling and Watts discovered that most fathers are present, responsible and very involved parents. Today’s responsible modern dads far outnumber the dads who are not involved in their child’s life. Please follow them on Twitter @TheDadGuru and @behavingdadly

    The truths, tears and triumphs dads revealed in Dads Behaving DADLY shows that, “Fatherhood is Alive and Well” in America.

    If you have any questions, contact Hilling at hogan@hoganhilling.com.

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