Youth culture changes rapidly, so those in the position to counsel teens often find themselves ill-informed and ill-prepared to deal with the issues that teens routinely encounter today. The Quick-Reference Guide to Counseling Teenagers provides the answers. It is an A-Z guide for assisting people-helpers--pastors, professional counselors, youth workers, and everyday believers--to easily access a full array of information to aid them in (formal and informal) counseling situations.
Each of the 40 topics covered follows a helpful eight-part outline and identifies:
(1) typical symptoms and patterns
(2) definitions and key thoughts
(3) questions to ask
(4) directions for the conversation
(5) action steps
(6) biblical insights
(7) prayer starters
(8) recommended resources.