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Helping the Struggling Adolescent

A Guide to Thirty-six Common Problems for Counselors, Pastors, and Youth Workers



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Helping the Struggling Adolescent: A Guide to Thirty-six Common Problems for Counselors, Pastors, and Youth Workers by Les Parrott III
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Helping the Struggling Adolescent is your first resource to turn to when a teen you know is in trouble. Whether you're a youth worker, counselor, pastor, or teacher, this fast, ready reference is a compendium of insight on teen problems from abuse to violence and everything between. Help starts here for thirty-six common, critical concerns. Topics are arranged in alphabetical order. Each chapter gives you essential information for several vital questions: What does the specific struggle look like? Why did it happen? How can you help? When should you refer to another expert? Where can you find additional resources? Arranged in three sections, this book first gives you the basics of being an effective helper, Then it informs you on the different struggles of adolescents. The final section--a key component of this book--supplies more than forty rapid assessment tools for use with specific problems. Helping the Struggling Adolescent organizes and condenses biblical counseling issues for teens into one extremely useful volume. Keep it in arm's reach for the answers you need, right when you need them.

Table of Contents

Contents Acknowledgments How to Use This Book Part One: Effective Helping 1. Adolescence: A Struggle for Identity 2. Characteristics of Effective Helping: A Self-Inventory 3. The Heart of Helping 4. Common Pitfalls in Counseling Adolescents 5. Legal and Ethical Issues Related to Counseling 6. Avoiding Counselor Burnout: A Survival Kit Part Two: The Struggles of Adolescents Abuse Anger Anxiety Cohabitation Depression Drugs and Alcohol Eating Disorders Forgiveness God's Will Grief Guilt Homosexuality Inferiority Internet and Computer Game Addiction Loneliness Masturbation Obesity Obsessions and Compulsions Overactivity and Work Stress Panic Attacks Parental Divorce Parents Peer Pressure Phobias Pornography Promiscuity and Premarital Sex Rage, Violence, and Gunfire Schizophrenia Schoolwork Shyness Siblings Sleep Disturbance Spiritual Doubt Stuttering Suicide Victims of Violence Part Three: Rapid Assessment Tools Using and Interpreting Rapid Assessment Tools Anger Situations Form Are You Dying to Be Thin? Attitudes Toward Cohabitation Questionnaire Bulimia Test Checklist for Making a Major Decision Child's Attitude Toward Father Child's Attitude Toward Mother Clinical Anxiety Scale Cognitive Slippage Scale Compulsive Eating Scale Compulsiveness Inventory Concern Over Weight and Dieting Scale Dysfunctional Attitude Scale Eating Attitudes Test Family Adaptability and Cohesion Evaluation Scale Fear Questionnaire Fear Survey Schedule -- II Generalized Contentment Scale Goldfarb Fear of Fat Scale Guilt Scale Hare Self-Esteem Scale Index of Self-Esteem Intense Ambivalence Scale Internal Versus External Control of Weight Scale Internet Addiction Test Inventory of Religious Belief Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test Mobility Inventory for Agoraphobia Novaco Anger Scale Obsessive-Compulsive Scale Reasons for Living Inventory Restraint Scale Revised UCLA Loneliness Scale Self-Efficacy Scale Self-Rating Anxiety Scale Self-Rating Depression Scale Skills for Classroom Success Checklist Skills for Study Success Checklist Stanford Shyness Survey State-Trait Anger Scale Stressors Rating Scale Teen Alert Questionnaire Tough Turf Peer Pressure Quiz List of Rapid Assessment Instruments Cross-referenced by Problem Area Biblical Guidance for Struggling Adolescents Helpful Web Sites Index

Author Biography

Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott are codirectors of the Center for Relationship Development at Seattle Pacific University (SPU), a groundbreaking program dedicated to teaching the basics of good relationships. Les Parrott is a professor of clinical psychology at SPU, and Leslie is a marriage and family therapist at SPU. The Parrotts are authors of the Gold Medallion Award--winning Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts. They have also written Love Talk, I Love You More, Your Time-Starved Marriage, and the Complete Guide to Marriage Mentoring. They have been featured on Oprah, CBS This Morning, CNN, and The View, and in USA Today and the New York Times. They are also frequent guest speakers and their radio program, Love Talk, is carried by stations throughout North America. They live in Seattle, Washington, with their two sons. Drs. Les y Leslie Parratt son codirectores de Center for Relationship Development en Seattle Pacific University (SPU). Les Parrott es profesor en una clinica de psicologia en SPU, y Leslie es terapeuta de familia y matrimonio en SPU. Los Parrotts son escritores y ganadores del Medallon de Oro Salva Tu Matrimonio Antes que Empieze, Amor Es, Relasiones, y Cuando Malas Cosas Pasan a Un Buen Matrimonio. Ellos se an estado presentando en Oprah CBS Esta Manana, en El Paisaje, USA Hoy y en New York Tiempo. Ellos tambien son hablantes frecuentes y han escrito para una variedad de revistas ellos viven en Seattle, Washington con sus dos hijos. Dr. Leslie Parrott is a marriage and family therapist and codirector with her husband, Dr. Les Parrott, of the Center for Relationship Development at Seattle Pacific University. She is the author of God Made You Nose to Toes, and coauthor with her husband of several bestselling books, including The Complete Guide to Marriage Mentoring, Relationships, Love Talk, and the Gold Medallion Award-winner, Saving Your Marriage before It Starts. Leslie is a columnist for Today's Christian Woman and has been featured on Oprah, CBS Morning, CNN, and The View, and in USA Today and he New York Times. The Parrotts' radio program, Love Talk, is carried by stations throughout North America. Leslie lives in Seattle with her husband and their two sons. www./
Release date NZ
May 5th, 2000
Country of Publication
United States
Revised edition
B & W Charts & Graphs
Interest Age
From 18 To 99
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