In What Do I Do When Teenagers Deal with Death? you'll understand different types of adolescent death and how death affects grieving teens, you'll explore how theology informs the issue, and you'll get practical tips for helping families and teenagers...
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In What Do I Do When Teenagers Deal with Death? you'll understand different types of adolescent death and how death affects grieving teens, you'll explore how theology informs the issue, and you'll get practical tips for helping families and teenagers deal with the pain and loss. You'll also find help for your own personal grief in the situation, as well as additional resources to take the help further.
Nobody can prepare you for all the issues you'll encounter when it comes to teenagers. Whether you work with teens or are trying to parent them, chances are that you've already run into a few things that you felt completely unprepared or ill equipped to deal with. You're not alone! In this hard-hitting series of books, you'll find answers to the difficult questions you face when challenges arise. In What Do I Do When Teenagers Deal with Death?, Dr. Steven Gerali will help you: * Understand adolescent death, whether accidental, illness-related, homicide or suicide * Grasp the stages of grief and what they look like in adolescents * Explore how theology informs the issue of death * Delve into questions that demand theological consideration, such as, ?Why does God allow tragedy? or ?Is the dead person in heaven?? * Get tips for practical ways to help when a youth group experiences death, including helping the grieving family and the surviving teenagers * Deal with your own personal grief in the situation With this practical book, you'll have what you need to offer help and hope to hurting teens and their families, and you'll find plenty of resources for help beyond what you're able to give.
Dr. Steven Gerali is a speaker, professor, and counselor who is recognized around the world as an expert in the field of adolescence and youth ministry. He's the author of Teenage Guys and two books for students. Before becoming a professor of youth ministry Steve served for more than 25 years as pastor of student ministries in churches in Arizona and Illinois. The father of two grown daughters, Steve currently lives in southern California with his wife, Jan.