'Every youth worker, whether paid or volunteer, should have this book....A great guidebook on what crisis is....a treasure trove....Having it handy when you get that emergency call gives you the resources you need to be prepared and confident. Definitely a must-have.' -- Youth Worker Journal (Youth Worker Journal
From the Back Cover
When youth work becomes crisis management Anyone who stays in youth ministry very long encounters significant crises. Family break-ups, substance abuse,sexual assault, eating disorders, cutting, suicide, gun violence. Without proper and immediate care, crises like these cause years of emotional pain and spiritual scarring in students. With these authors expertise youll learn how to: Respond quickly and effectively to crisis Balance legal, ethical, and spiritual outcomes Forge preventive partnerships with parents, schools,and students Bring healing when the damage is done When crises happenand they will, ready or notthere are practical steps you can take. Van Pelt and Hancock provide field-tested counsel and specific, biblical advice for each stage of crisis. Keep this book on hand as the goto resource when you need it most. Because when it comes to crisis, its not a matter of if, but when.