The Volunteer’s Guide to Helping Teenagers in Crisis: A DVD Study Pack

  • YS Price: $24.00

  • Retail Price: $29.99 (You Save 20%)

In stock (can be backordered)

For purchases of 25 or more copies, please click here for bulk ordering.

Share this postShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInPin on PinterestEmail this to someone

Teenagers now face a different world than they would have twenty, even ten years ago. Confronted with new choices and challenges, they grow up exposed to influences both positive and negative. Issues that can arise in high school—fights, sexual abuse, eating disorders—can be overwhelming, and, when teens look for advice, volunteers need to know how to help. In A Volunteer’s Guide to Helping Teenagers in Crisis , Van Pelt and Hancock recommend and detail a program for dealing with crises in a way that will be most helpful for struggling teens. They’ve divided their approach into four stages: * Understanding various crises and their potential consequences. * Spotting crises by learning to recognize signs and get the whole story. * Responding to crises by initiating contact, managing confidentiality, and taking follow-up steps to ensure teens receive professional help as necessary. * Preventing crises by creating a safe environment and sharing information with teens. As confusing as life can be for teenagers, it can be just as difficult for volunteers to understand and help them through life’s darker times. Van Pelt and Hancock have compiled a helpful, comprehensive guide invaluable to anyone working closely with teens.

  • Subject: CHURCH and MINISTRY/MINISTRY RESOURCES/YOUTH MINISTRY
  • Form Description: DVD
  • Contributor: Rich Van Pelt
  • Contributor Bio: Rich Van Pelt trains thousands of educators, counselors and youth workers each year in adolescent crisis intervention and teen suicide prevention and response. His expertise springs from more than three decades of youth and family work, including ten years with incarcerated youth in the Colorado Department of Corrections. He is president of Alongside Consulting, a Denver-based leadership development organization, and is national director of ministry relationships for Compassion International. Often called on to offer counsel and direction after major teen incidents, like the Columbine shootings, Rich is also the author of Intensive Care: Helping Teenagers In Crisis and co-author of The Youth Worker's Guide to Helping Teenagers In Crisis.
  • Content: 01 Understanding Crisis How to see and respond to crisis as a 'dangerous opportunity' for growth in the lives of adolescents and youth groups 02 Spotting Crisis How to become the sort of youth worker kids turn to in a crisis How to get the story behind the story separating superficial 'presenting problems' from the 'core issues' in a crisis How to assess and respond to suicidal language and gestures 03 Responding to Crisis How to initiate an appropriate, proportional response to help a kid in crisis How to refer a teenager to a skilled helper (without leaving the kid feeling abandoned) How to manage confidentiality, parental notification and legal requirements How to do whatever you can for as long as you can to help a kid in crisis 04 Preventing Crisis in Your Group How to stay alert for early crisis warning signs How to create a safe place to talk about unsafe things How to address signs of addiction in teenagers How to help kids understand that discipleship is communal
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Country of Publication: US

Related Blog Posts

Featured

June 15, 2017

By: BENJAMIN dE WAARD

Treating Your Janitor Well: Removing Stains 101

Share this post“Hey, Jess!? How do I get this mustard out?” “Sweetheart!? Is there something I should put on this grease spot?” “Umm, should I use cold water or warm water for this taco sauce?” Sheepishly, those are just a small handful of my after-dinner “conversations” with my wife! I spill. I spill a lot.…

Read More
Big Ideas About Youth Ministry

June 2, 2017

By: Matt Larkin

Summertime: A Time for Relationships

Share this postSummer is an interesting time in youth ministry. It’s a time when students are out of school, so in theory, they’ve got plenty of time for everything you’ve put on the agenda, right? Well, maybe not so much . . . It’s a time when families are on vacation. It’s a time when…

Read More
Featured

June 1, 2017

By: Brant Cole

How to Remove a Youth Leader

Share this postOne of the harsh realities of youth ministry is that every once in a while you will have a youth leader who needs to be removed for one reason or another. They might have an attitude problem, they might be a domineering leader, or they may just not possess the skills right now…

Read More
Featured

May 30, 2017

By: Chase Snyder

7 Deadly Sins of Student Ministry Volunteers

Share this postThis post originally appeared on MINISTRYBUBBLE.COM. For more updates, follow Chase on FACEBOOK. For student ministries, volunteer engagement is essential. The days of a student ministry being led by a charismatic leader with adult chaperones is as far behind us as bellbottom jeans. Every church ministry must be aligned around relational discipleship for the…

Read More
Featured

May 28, 2017

By: Todd Jones

Volunteering Beyond Youth Group

Share this postJust because you are a volunteer doesn’t mean you can’t have a major impact on students’ lives. Some of the best relationships that have formed in ministries I have led are between students and NOT me, but rather my volunteer leaders. Volunteer leaders are able to have a huge impact but too often…

Read More
Featured

May 18, 2017

By: Jacob Eckeberger

Creating Camps Your Volunteers Won’t Want to Miss

Share this postLast week, YS Blog Author Chase Snyder led a really solid webinar about how we can care for our volunteers during the summer camp season. We also leaned into Eric Friedmann, a veteran youth worker currently serving in central, IL, to hear how he’s been able to create systems and environments that care…

Read More
Uncategorized

May 15, 2017

By: Tim Price

Effective Church Staff Leaders Appreciate Their Volunteers (Here Are 15 Ideas)

Share this postThe church is primarily comprised of volunteers and may well be the single largest “volunteer” army on the planet. Christians are called to serve Christ by being his Church. Each one of us has a role to play as part of the body. Church staff ministry roles are all about helping each person…

Read More
Featured

April 10, 2017

By: Kellen Roggenbuck

Appreciating Volunteers & Their 5 Love Languages

Share this postAround Christmas time and the end of the school year, I see a mad, frantic scurry to secure the perfect gift for adult youth ministry volunteers. Which low-cost, high impact, trendy but practical item is going to make that volunteer gush with fulfillment? Gift giving is by far the most common way volunteers…

Read More
Featured

April 1, 2017

By: Andrea Gaston

A Single Perspective in Ministry

Share this postSpring may be my second favorite season. It brings with its warmth, brightness and hope; which sometimes reminds me of the hope we have of glory in eternity that can feel lost during the long and cold season of winter. But each new spring is a little harder for me to love because…

Read More
Featured

March 21, 2017

By: Chase Snyder

7 Ways To Make Sure Your Volunteers Love Serving At Retreats

Share this postCan we all admit that student ministry retreats have a certain level of “weird” involved in them, no matter what?AAnytime you mix middle and high school students, a retreat center, junk food, and outdoor activities, weird is bound to happen! Those of us in student ministry know what to expect during a retreat.…

Read More
Featured

March 19, 2017

By: Glen Guyton

Leading for the Long Haul

Share this postThere’s an old hymn that says, “Come go with me the journey is long.” As leaders, we must lead for the long-haul. Leaders are called to guide and prepare those who follow us to a future destination. We cannot change the past and the present is simply a matter of circumstance. No leader…

Read More
Featured

March 7, 2017

By: Chase Snyder

5 Weird Interview Questions You Must Ask New Volunteers

Share this postInterviewing new volunteers can be awkward. There are definitely really cool aspects to interviewing new volunteers. You get a chance to hear their stories, make connections with them and see how God has gifted them for ministry. But it can also feel like a mix of spiritual conversation and job interview, and that…

Read More