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.
ISBN-13: 9780310600008 UPC: 025986600006 Availability: In Stock
'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 theyre 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.