The Quick-Reference Guide to Counseling Teenagers
Youth culture changes rapidly, so those in the position to counsel and advise teens often find themselves ill-informed and ill-prepared to deal with the issues that youth routinely encounter today. The Quick-Reference Guide to Counseling Teenagers provides the answers.
This A-Z guide gives pastors, counselors, youth workers, and parents the information they need to help congregants, clients, and children with their most important relationships. The many issues addressed include:
- culture and media influence
- drugs and alcohol
- parent-adolescent relationships
Each of the forty topics covered follows a helpful eight-part outline and identifies typical symptoms and patterns, definitions and key thoughts, questions to ask, directions for the conversation, action steps, biblical insights, prayer starters, and recommended resources.
"Today's youth, like the generations preceding it, are searching. This quest for authenticity inevitably leads them into problem paths. For those connecting with teens and their unique needs, this comprehensive counseling guide offers insights and help for dealing with the whole range of medical, psychological, and communication problems."--Josh D. McDowell, bestselling author and speaker
"With hurt and brokenness on the rise in today's youth culture, those called to minister to and serve adolescents cannot be over-prepared for the intervention opportunities that will come their way. This guide should be placed on your counseling shelf with others that need to be no more than an arm's length away." --Dr. Walt Mueller, President, Center for Parent/Youth Understanding
"If you do any type of counseling or ministry with teenagers whatsoever, you will need this book. It's easy to use, provides great starter questions and resources for further study. You'll use it a lot." --Leslie Vernick LCSW Counselor, speaker and author of The Emotionally Destructive Relationship and Lord, I Just Want to be Happy