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Helping the Struggling Adolescent: A Guide to Thirty-Six Common Problems for Counselors, Pastors, and Youth Workers [Hardcover]

By Les Parrott (Author) & Leslie Parrott (Author)
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This practical resource tool and handbook for counselors, pastors, and youth workers details over thirty common teenage problems arranged alphabetically from abuse to suicide, including such hot topics as anger, depression, drugs and alcohol, homosexuality, loneliness, masturbation, peer pressure, pornography, and shyness. Bound into the back of the book is a Counseling Guide that includes information on special issues in counseling and 43 Rapid Assessment Tests.

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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.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Zondervan
Pages   597
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1.5" Width: 6.75" Height: 9.5"
Weight:   1.9 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jun 1, 2000
Publisher   Zondervan Publishing
Edition  Updated and Exp  
ISBN  0310234077  
ISBN13  9780310234074  
UPC  025986234072  

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More About Les Parrott & Leslie Parrott

Les Parrott Les and Leslie. A husband-and-wife team who not only share the same name, but the same passion for helping others build healthy relationships. In 1991, the Parrotts founded the Center for Relationship Development on the campus of Seattle Pacific University – a groundbreaking program dedicated to teaching the basics of good relationships.

Married in 1984, the Parrotts bring real-life examples to their speaking platform. Their professional training – Leslie as a marriage and family therapist, and Les as a clinical psychologist – ensures a presentation that is grounded, insightful and cutting-edge. 

Each year Les and Leslie speak in over 40 cities. Their audiences include a wide array of venues, from churches to Fortune 500 company board rooms. The Governor of Oklahoma appointed the Parrotts as the first ever statewide Marriage Ambassadors. Authorities have called upon Les and Leslie to provide on-site support in the aftermath of worldwide disasters such as Ground Zero and Chernobyl. The Commander of the 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, invited them to assist his soldiers with re-entry into family life upon returning from Iraq. 

Part of Les and Leslie’s vision for building stronger, life-long marriages is to equip a band of more than a million marriage mentors who walk alongside less experienced couples. Research reveals that marriage mentoring is one of the best things we can do to cut the divorce rate and improve marriages – whether couples are engaged, newly married or married of decades.

The Parrotts have been featured in USA Today and the New York Times. Their television appearances include CNN, The View, The O’Reilly Factor, The Today Show and Oprah.

As #1 New York Times best-selling authors, their books have sold over two million copies in more than two dozen languages, and include best-selling and Gold-medallion winner Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts. Other popular titles include Real Relationships, L.O.V.E., The Parent You Want To Be, Trading Places, The Complete Guide To Marriage Mentoring and Love Talk.

Les Parrott currently resides in Seattle, in the state of Washington. Les Parrott has an academic affiliation as follows - Seattle Pacific University.

Les Parrott has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Contemporary Christian Counseling

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Very Helpful & Informative Book  Nov 2, 2006
Great book, each chapter has a similar outline so you are not confused when going to new chapters about where a particular item may be.
One fo the Best!  Oct 7, 2005
Helping the Struggling Adolescent is one of the best resource books on my shelf. While I am sure not everyone will agree with Dr. Parrott's conclusions or methods, this is one of the best books on helping teens through some of the most difficult issues in life. If you are looking for a book that you can pull off your shelf in a crisis to help you get some footing with what to do next, this is the book for you!
A must have for anyone working with youth!  Jan 21, 2003
I have been in youth ministry for nine years and this is the best comprehensive book I have for youth in crisis. It deals with every imaganable problem young people are facing and uses sound biblical, theological and sosiological information on how best to help as a youth pastor or youth leader.
As a matter of fact I don't even know where the text is right now because it is in such high demand from my youth sponsors.
Helping Stuggling Adolescents uses many tools to help the reader get into the mind of the struggling teen. One example is it uses case studies. It also has test that can be used in assessing problem situations.
In my view this is a must buy for any new youth pastor and an important tool in anyone's hand who works with youth in a Christian enviornment.
A book well done!  May 13, 2001
Parrott has done an excellent job at giving youth workers and counsellors assistance in helping struggling teens. I can only imagine that newer editions can only improve it!
Very biased..  Mar 7, 2001
I cannot vouch for the content of the rest of the book, but the content on homosexuality is very appalling. The author attempts to make a netural stance, but as you read into the chapter his bias slowly creeps out.

Rather than citing resources that *help* gay teens and parents, he gives names of places where you can *change* your sexuality. I cannot believe that a doctor would be advocating changing sexuality, since that kind of treatment is impossible and may do more harm than good.


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