Teenagers Encounter Bullying and Violence? (Wdidw Series)
Each book in this series is designed as a quick reference manual. When real life comes knocking at your door (death, divorce, a student questioning their sexuality, etc...) where can you turn. Most youth workers haven't experience and aren't trained...
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Each book in this series is designed as a quick reference manual. When real life comes knocking at your door (death, divorce, a student questioning their sexuality, etc...) where can you turn. Most youth workers haven't experience and aren't trained in how to handle these situations...it's considered "on the job training." We're making the learning curve a little faster and providing biblically based information and responses for youth workers to follow. How can you mobilize resources? What is an appropriate response? When should you refer to a professional?
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 Encounter Bullying and Violence?, Dr. Steven Gerali will help you: * Understand the issues of bullying, violence, and aggression * Grasp the factors that play into the issue, including the gender difference in the issue * Identify the profiles of the aggressors, victims, and gangs * Explore how theology informs the issue * Delve into questions that demand theological consideration, such as ?Why are people so cruel?? and ?Why does God allow suffering?? * Get tips to help prevent bullying in your youth group and how to transform the bully and empower the victim * Find ways to deal with the issue when it is specifically targeted at your youth group With this practical book, you'll have what you need to help the victims and transform the bullies, 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.