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.

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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