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How to work with a suicidal teen

Yesterday I talked about how you tell that you have a suicidal teen. Today I’m going to share some pointers on how to survive (and help the other person survive) a suicidal episode. Listen For Warning Signs Statements Like:  “I … Continue reading

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Unrealistic Expectations of a Youth Ministry Spouse

Saw this post today from Benjermcveigh.com and thought it would be good to share a bit of this story with you.  I hope it resonates with you and your ministry: Assuming and expecting that a youth pastor’s spouse will always … Continue reading

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Do You Know the Risk Factors for Suicide?

Is Suicide Predictable? Unfortunately, not entirely. However there are many predictors and stats on who attempts/commits suicide. Knowing these factors will help increase your awareness when working with someone in your church or community. What are the Prominent Risk Factors? … Continue reading

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Social Work Infographic From USC

Social Work is still an expanding field.  I would encourage those entering youth ministry to look into a training in social work to help build a skill set that will help them in ministry for years to come.

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What is your Leadership Style

LeaderTreks LeaderTreks posted a Leadership Style Assessment Test that you can take for free.  Here’s what it says about this test:   Youth Worker Leadership Style If you look around and carefully observe leaders in action, you will notice that … Continue reading

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Confidentiality Series

Confidentiality Series Recap Basics of Confidentiality When To Break Confidentiality: Breaking Confidentiality w. Fellow Staff Breaking Confidentiality with Your Spouse Breaking Confidentiality with Parents

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Breaking Confidentiality: Parental Units

Not Seduced by Secrets When asked, “Can you keep a secret?” it means you are about to get hit with some pretty deep material.  Never promise to keep a secret.  In most cases you have an obligation to get help … Continue reading

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Accepting Students The Way They Are

Found In Repair a blog by David Grant in his blog he makes some excellent observations on accepting students the way they are.   Here is an excerpt from that blog: Create A Diverse Adult Leadership Team Some adult leaders … Continue reading

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Breaking Confidentiality: Your Spouse Needs to Know

Not Seduced by Secrets When asked, “Can you keep a secret?” it means you are about to get hit with some pretty deep material.  Never promise to keep a secret.  In most cases you have an obligation to get help … Continue reading

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Breaking Confidentiality: Fellow Staff

  Not Seduced by Secrets When asked, “Can you keep a secret?” it means you are about to get hit with some pretty deep material.  Never promise to keep a secret.  In most cases you have an obligation to get … Continue reading

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