Explore bullying, violence, and aggression from the perspective of the victim and the aggressor. Discover how theology informs the issue, and what practical actions you can take to help stop the violence and heal the pain. Paperback.
Nobody can prepare you for all the issues youll encounter when it comes to teenagers. Whether you work with teens or are trying to parent them, chances are that youve already run into a few things that you felt completely unprepared or ill equipped to deal with. Youre not alone! In this hard-hitting series of books, youll find answers to the difficult questions you face when challenges arise. In What Do I Do When Teenagers Encounter Bullying and Violence?, Dr. Steven Gerali will help you: Understand the issues of bullying, violence, and aggression Grasp the factors that play into the issue, including the gender difference in the issue Identify the profiles of the aggressors, victims, and gangs Explore how theology informs the issue Delve into questions that demand theological consideration, such as Why are people so cruel? and Why does God allow suffering? Get tips to help prevent bullying in your youth group and how to transform the bully and empower the victim Find ways to deal with the issue when it is specifically targeted at your youth group With this practical book, youll have what you need to help the victims and transform the bullies, and youll find plenty of resources for help beyond what youre able to give.
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.