Clark's best-selling ethnographic study Hurt revealed the hard truth about contemporary adolescence: societal changes and systemic abandonment have left teenagers navigating the difficult transition to adulthood alone. Here he and Rabey sum up that research in an accessible form and lay out practical ways youth workers, volunteers, teachers, counselors, and parents should respond. An indispensable resource! Paperback.
Chap Clark's groundbreaking Hurt: Inside the World of Today's Teenagers revealed the hard truth about contemporary adolescence: societal changes and systemic abandonment have left teenagers struggling to navigate the ever lengthening and ever more difficult transition to adulthood without caring adults.
When Kids Hurt offers these challenging insights to youth workers and parents in a more accessible form, with greater focus on how adults should respond. Practical sidebars and application sections, contributed by other youth experts, provide additional insights into youth culture and how adults can better guide adolescents into adulthood. This book will be an important resource for youth workers, parents, counselors, and others who work with youth.
Chap Clark is vice dean for the School of Theology and Regional Campuses Master's Programs and professor of Youth, Family, and Culture at Fuller Seminary; senior editor of Youthworker Journal; and the author of several books on adolescence, parenting, and youth ministry.
Steve Rabey is an award-winning writer and editor who has authored or collaborated on over twenty books. He is currently the managing editor of Youthworker Journal.