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.
    152 pages
    5" x 7" softcover
    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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