Educators, mentors, congregational leaders, counselors, and other youth-serving professionals will find the tools they need to help young people with personal, familial, social, or cultural adversities in this resource. Specific crises are addressed, including youths who physically harm themselves, parents who are chemically dependent, abusive dating relationships, depression, and homelessness—and solutions are offered for managing them. With reproducible handouts, examples of real-life situations, and ideas and topics for group discussion, this strength-based approach to working with youths empowers them to avoid becoming paralyzed by obstacles and instead face life with confidence.
About the Authors:
Jill R. Nelson, PhD, is an assistant professor and clinical program coordinator for the counselor education program at North Dakota State University. She lives in Fargo, North Dakota. Sarah Kjos, MEd, is a counselor at Rape and Abuse Crisis Center of Fargo-Moorhead. She lives in Moorhead, Minnesota.