Tag Archives: youth at risk

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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Issue: Helping Youth Help Themselves (2:21)

As we walk with youth through difficulty we need to be intentional about how much hands on support we offer. Iona Snair shows us how we can focus on empowering these youth we work closely with.

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Issue: Helping Youth Help Themsleves

 

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As youth workers we can get stuck in ‘rescuing’ the youth we work with and forget about empowering them to manage their lives. Iona Snair shares with us how we can go about teaching this vital life skill to youth.

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“Stolen” by Katarina Rosenblatt, PhD

 

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Stolen (Katarina Rosenblatt, PhD)
Written from the perspective of a survivor of the the web of sex trafficking, the book leads you chronologically through her journey–from the missing ingredients in her life that made a life of sex trafficking more accessible to the events that lead her away and into a journey of healing for herself and others.
It’s an eye opening story that helps the reader understand how subtly sex trafficking has invaded our suburban lives–and why we need to
be on watch for those at risk in our communities. -Book Review by Jen Hubbard.

“Sexual Detox: A Guide for Guys who are sick of Porn” by Tim Challies

 

detoxpornchalliesbookSexual Detox: A Guide for Guys who are sick of porn (Tim Challies)
We know that porn is everywhere, and most often it’s not whether a teen has looked at porn–but how much has been viewed and what sort of an impact that viewing has had. This book looks at reality and the impact porn has on present and future relationships in their lives. Each chapter has follow-up questions that challenge the reader to engage in an accountability relationship for help in working

                                                                 through their struggles. -Book Review                                                                    by Jen Hubbard

 

“I Hate You-Don’t Leave Me: Understanding the Borderline Personality” by Jerold J Kreisman & Hal Strauss

 

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(Jerold J Kreisman & Hal Strauss)

Written with a focus on borderline personality disorder, at heart, this book describes the aching in-chronic-crisis teens we encounter in our work everyday. And while not every teen has borderline personality disorder, youth workers working with teens in crisis will recognize the cycles of behaviour described and be encouraged with the strategies provided to assist teens as they navigate their messy lives. -Book Review by Jen Hubbard

Theology: Answering Tough Questions (3:12)

Youth have good and hard questions about God, faith and the world around them. Iona Snair gives youth workers a few starting steps in responding to and engaging young people in those tough conversations about God. Print off the accompanying  helpsheet below for more resources and to share with others.

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Theology: How to Read the Bible 101 (4:07)

Reading the bible; interacting with scripture and knowing the very words of God is the foundation of faith-how we know our God, ourselves and the world around us. But when someone believes in Christ for the first time how do we introduce them to the Bible? What are those first steps?

Brandie Bradshaw give us some practical steps for doing just that.

Development: Generation Z-who are they and how can we reach them? (3:18)

They are the newest generation known as GenZ, the iGeneration, the distracted generation and “Screenagers”. Jen gives us the bullet points on what makes this generation tick and shows us how we can reach them with the truth of Jesus!

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Kayla: Love Lumps

board gamesThe other night, during an animated, laughter-filled game of ‘Taboo’, there was an especially fragrant aroma of joy at the RV. It was my friend Nathan’s turn to guess. The word was ‘love handles’. A few quick glances were shared, the timer was flipped and the round was on!

Nathan’s partner went right into explaining that lovely deposit of excess which sits right above the hips–most prominent, often spilling over, when wearing pants with a tight waistband.

“Muffin-top!” Nathan exclaimed. Continue reading Kayla: Love Lumps

Issue: Anxiety (4:52)

Anxiety impacts roughly 1 in 5 Canadian teens–and it’s often confusing to know how to help. This video gives an overview of the signs & symptoms, plus simple tips for assisting teens in moving forward.

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“Boys Adrift” by Leonard Sax, MD., Ph. D

“Boys Adrift” by Leonard Sax, MD., Ph. D

Boys will be boys but sometimes it seems forever. Twenty five year old men living in their parents house rent free with little interest in work, women or challenge. Sound familiar?… Continue reading “Boys Adrift” by Leonard Sax, MD., Ph. D