Brokenness and pain run deep and wide in today’s youth culture. Our kids are victims of family breakups, violence, incest, date rape, sexual abuse, and other devastating circumstances. Today’s kids are faced with issues of increasing complexity, but ignoring these issues is simply not an option. Working with hurting kids should not be taken lightly.
This CPYU one day-training seminar will help you answer the question “What do I do now?” and give you the confidence to listen and respond wisely to what your kids unload on you.
Youth specialists Marv Penner and Rich Van Pelt will help you unpack and respond to the complex realities a majority of kids face today. You’ll be equipped to offer a Biblically-rooted path towards wholeness – a path we’re all going to be called to walk with hurting young friends. Among the topics addressed are helping kids who cut; self-injury; teen suicide; and teen depression.
Youth workers, counselors, parents, educators, safety officials, and pastors are invited to participate in this seminar.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be offered.