How do youth pastors/workers respond to some very real and painful issues such as sexual abuse, bullying, sexual orientation, suicidal thought and self-harm? Here are some great links, govt agencies, bible studies, sermons and references to get you started towards getting your young people the help they need.
Bullying is one of the most common issues that New Zealand teens face and the consequences can be dire. Here are some ideas and websites to help you know how to support your young person and to find positive steps forward.
Links to external agencies that may be of assistance in dealing with Teen Issues
A series of Youtube videos by the bible society:
Bullied, Tempted, Afraid, Heartbroken, Judged, Regret, Alone...
Pornography addiction is often the hidden pain of young people who don’t know and are ashamed to get help. When a young person admits their struggles what can you do?
Self harm is increasing as an issue that youth workers are constantly having to deal with. How do we help our young people to deal with the pain that they are facing and to find ways forward?
For Mature Audiences Only
A series of by Tim Keel for Matur(ing) Audiences Only 16+. Also includes: Journeying towards Sexual Freedom Resource
We need to let our children know their body is their own and that people can't just do things to them. Explaining to children about respecting their friend's and family's body is also part of this.