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Issue: High Conflict Youth

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When emotion is high, thinking is low.

Working with high conflict youth can bring out heightened emotions in youth workers just as much as in the youth. So how do we help teens without getting caught up in their drama?

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Relational: Building Trust with Youth (2:28)

Screen shot 2014-03-31 at 12.59.57 PMCarol Reist – Executive Director at the Dam Drop In Centre – learned early on that youth don’t just trust you because you “show up.” She shares something she learned as a new youth worker just starting to build into the lives of often resistant youth.

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“I’m so busy … again!”

PageLines- Speaking.jpg“I am soooooooooooooo busy, again.”

I spent the last four days at a large Christian Youth workers Conference. Hundreds of us youth worker types gathered together to learn how to do youth work better and encourage one another. I love this kind of thing. The coffee, chatting, hearing the good things that God is doing around the country, drinking coffee, worship bands,  great inspirational talks, and of course the occasional cup of coffee with  old friends. Continue reading “I’m so busy … again!”

Deep Relief

deep relief42.2km of gravel. My ankles were killing me. As I crossed the finish line, the paramedic asked me if I was ok. I assured him I was fine. He looked at me hard then nodded and said I could go. Once I had gotten past the concerned medic I was greeted by a friendly volunteer who put a medal around my neck for completing the Boundary Bay Marathon and then offered me a bag with the words “Deep Relief” printed on it’s side. I was curious. What could this mysterious bag that promised so much hold? Continue reading Deep Relief