Emergency Response Handbook for Youth Ministry
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By Group Publishing

Teens face difficult, painful stuff in life--and they shouldn't struggle alone. But what do you say? How do you help? What if you make things worse?
This rapid-response handbook gives you and your youth group the confidence to share God's love and comfort with hurting friends.
You will be prepared to respond with 12 chapters focused on twelve emergencies that the teens you care for may encounter
Topics include:
Grief
Depression
Suicide
Addictions
Divorce
Abuse
Crisis Pregnancy
Academic Problems
Family Conflict
Stress and Anxiety
Destructive Behavior
Gender Identity and Sexual Choices

Each chapter includes:
Real Life Narrative - Learn from someone who has been there
Care and Counseling Tips - Practical ideas to personally reach out in love
Tips for your entire youth group - Great ways your group can offer support
What to say and what not to say - Positive encouragement to help the hurting and advice on what not to say
You'll also find Scripture connections, guidelines for referring your friend to a professional counselor, additional resources, and ways your group can stand by your friend in need.
Contents Introduction
 
Chapter 1 Grief
Supporting Students During Loss
 
Chapter 2 Depression
Supporting Your Teenager in the Darkness
 
Chapter 3 Suicide
Intervening Before It’s Too Late
 
Chapter 4 Addictions
Offering Love and Support to Those Who Are Trying to Quit
 
Chapter 5 Divorce
Supporting Your Student Through Family Changes
 
Chapter 6 Abuse
Empowering Victims to Regain Control of Their Lives
 
Chapter 7 Crisis Pregnancy
Loving Students Through Unplanned Pregnancy or Post-Abortion Stress
 
Chapter 8 Academic Problems
Assisting Students With School Struggles
 
Chapter 9 Family Conflict
Overcoming Communication Challenges Between Teenagers and Their Families
 
Chapter 10 Stress and Anxiety
Ministering to Stressed-Out Students
 
Chapter 11 Destructive Behavior
Understanding What’s Behind Harmful Activities
 
Chapter 12 Gender Identity and Sexual Choices
Equipping Students to Make Wise Sexual Choices

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