Parents and youth workers are often unprepared when teenagers deal with difficult situations. In this book, adolescent counselor Dr. Gerali offers helpful, practical tips along with theological perspectives and additional resource suggestions. This is a helpful book for anyone dealing with teens. Paperback.
'In this new series of books designed for anyone connected to teenagers, Dr. Steven Gerali addresses six daunting and difficult situations that, when they do happen, often leave youth workers and parents feeling unprepared. With a background in adolescent counseling, Dr. Gerali provides valuable resources to help youth workers and parents through some of the most challenging situations they may face. Each book defines the issue, explores how different theological perspectives can impact the situation, offers helpful, practical tips, along with credible resources to help the reader go deeper into the issues they're dealing with. This direct and hard-hitting series will include: * What Do I Do When...Death Comes---How to help teens through the questions and pain that arise when another student dies * What Do I Do When...Bullying and Violence Hits Home---Understanding and addressing the issues of bullying in and out of the youth group * What Do I Do When...We Encounter Sexual and Physical Abuse---How to handle issues of sexual and physical abuse, including practical intervention strategies and legal parameters * What Do I Do When...Families are Shattered by Dysfunction and Divorce---Equipping youth workers to help students pick up the broken pieces and find health and healing in the midst of family breakdown * What Do I Do When...Secret Eating Disorders Eat Away at Kids---Understanding and recognizing eating disorders in order to initiate helping strategies for teens dealing with this issue * What Do I Do When...Homosexuality Comes Out of the Closet and Into the Youth Ministry---Equipping youth workers to help students navigate the dangerous waters created by this issue, and educate other leaders on how to engage with homosexuality in the church'
Dr. Steven Gerali is a speaker, professor, and clinical counselor recognized around the world as an expert in the field of adolescence and youth ministry. He is the author of several books about the issues of adolescence. Before becoming a professor of youth ministry, Steve served for more than 25 years as pastor of student ministries at churches in Arizona and Illinois in the United States. He is the father of two grown daughters and he currently lives in southern California with his wife, Jan. SPANISH BIO: Dr. Steven Gerali es un orador, profesor y consejero reconocido en todo el mundo como experto en el campo de la adolescencia y el Ministerio Juvenil. Es autor de varios libros sobre la problematica de la adolescencia. Antes de convertirse en profesor del Ministerio Juvenil, Steve sirvio por mas de 25 anos como pastor en los ministerios estudiantiles de iglesias en Arizona e Illinois, en los Estados Unidos. Es padre de dos hijas ya mayores, y reside actualmente en el sur de California junto a su esposa Jan.