The Youth Worker's Guide to Helping Teenagers in Crisis

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2008
  • Publisher: Harpercollins Christian Pub

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If you work with students, you will encounter crisis. Leading crisis-management expert Rich Van Pelt and respected author and youth worker Jim Hancock unfold step-by-step plans for managing the fallout from all sorts of worst-case scenarios, from substance abuse to natural disasters. This comprehensive manual also includes action items geared to help prevent small crises from escalating to huge ones.

Author Biography

Rich van Pelt is president of Alongside, a Denver-based leadership training organization, and is national director of ministry relationships at Compassion International

Table of Contents

Life beyond Columbinep. 9
Understanding Crisisp. 14
Dangerous Opportunityp. 24
Interventionp. 32
Triagep. 33
Making Connectionsp. 47
Deep Listeningp. 57
Action Planp. 69
The Bigger Picturep. 79
Referralp. 80
Legal and Ethical Considerationsp. 88
Preventive Partnershipsp. 102
Youth Groupsp. 106
Parentsp. 113
Schoolsp. 119
Law Enforcementp. 123
When & If: Specific Crisesp. 126
Accidentsp. 127
Angerp. 129
Bullyingp. 131
Cheatingp. 135
Cutting and Self-Injurious Behaviorp. 138
Deathp. 141
Divorcep. 144
Dropping Outp. 149
Eating Disordersp. 151
Hazingp. 156
Incestp. 162
Interventionsp. 167
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorderp. 173
Pregnancyp. 175
Rapep. 178
Sexual Abusep. 180
Sexual Identity Confusionp. 189
Sexually Transmitted Diseasesp. 196
Substance Abuse and Addictionp. 198
Suicidep. 208
Terrorp. 218
Trouble with the Lawp. 222
Appendixesp. 227
Plan of Action Outlinep. 228
Child Abuse Reporting Numbersp. 230
Emotional Mapp. 237
First Aid for an Overdosep. 241
State Sex Offenders Registriesp. 243
Where in the World Are You?p. 248
Glossary of Child Protective Services Termsp. 253
Intake Interview Formp. 279
Endnotesp. 280
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