the-youth-workers-guide-to-helping-teenagers-in-crisisThe Youth Worker’s Guide to Helping Teenagers in Crisis by Jim Hancock and Rich Van Pelt is a great tool for any youth worker.  Over the last few months I’ve been flicking through the chapters, partly in response to various needs that the young people I work with have exhibited, and partly to prepare myself for that moment when that particular crisis will happen.  The book skims the surface on a wide number of topics, including:

  • Anger
  • Bullying
  • Cheating
  • Cutting and Self-harm
  • Death
  • Incest
  • Pregnancy
  • Rape
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Substance Abuse and Addiction
  • Suicide
  • Trouble with the Law

Whilst on difficult topics, the two authors write in a conversational manner with obvious experience and expertise in each of these areas.  Each section includes an introduction to the topic, followed by a suggested action plan that a youth worker could take.  Whilst not providing you with real depth, this book is certainly a great encyclopedia for dealing with crisis’.  If you don’t already own it, go buy it as sadly in this world you’ll find yourself using it regularly.

Chris
cskidd1983@gmail.com
Married to the amazing Sarah and raising Jakey, Daniel, Amelia, Josh & Jonah in our blended family. Passionate for Jesus, social work & sport.

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    1. Apologies that was really rubbish of me in my rush to blog something to plagiarise, I’ll rectify it in the morning, giving proper acknowledgment, when I can log-in to a proper computer.

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