Item description for Counseling Adolescent Girls (Creative Pastoral Care and Counseling) by Patricia H. Davis...
Overview This book is an introduction to the worlds, lives, and struggles of diverse kinds and communities of girls that ministers and youth leaders are likely to encounter in the church. Issues such as spirituality, family relationships, sexuality, and school are explored from a cultural and contextual perspective.
Publishers Description Patricia Davis provides a resource for paren ts, teachers and other responsible adults, identifying and a nalysing the problems, situations and misfortunes that may b efall girls of adolescent age. '
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Studio: Fortress Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.46" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.39" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Sep 5, 2000
Publisher Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Series Creative Pastoral Care and Counseling
ISBN 0800629051 ISBN13 9780800629052
Availability 111 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 27, 2016 12:56.
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More About Patricia H. Davis
Davis is Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling at Perkins School of Theology.
Patricia H. Davis currently resides in Dallas, in the state of Texas. Patricia H. Davis was born in 1953.
Patricia H. Davis has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about Counseling Adolescent Girls (Creative Pastoral Care and Counseling)?
Recognizing the Unique Needs of Girls Mar 7, 2000
Patricia H. Davis does a masterful job of presenting the unique problems and needs of adolescent girls. Especially at this age, girls are trying to find their place in the world as women, and discovering that society's expectations for them are very different from expectations for their brothers.
Davis shows that the crises of adolescence are very different for most girls than for most boys, and that the basic adolescent task of separation and differentiation from the parents can often be difficult, because the daughter identifies more closely with the mother than does a son with the father. Adolescent girls need to be heard, need to have permission to see themselves as powerful and competent, need to feel loved for themselves. They especially need this support from fathers and male role models.
This book will be extraordinarily helpful to anyone who deals with this age group in the church, especially male pastors and youth group leaders. Without being strident, Davis makes the case that growing up female is very different from growing up male, and that we cannot simply generalize knowledge from boys to girls, especially in this age group. Girls combat low self-esteem differently than boys, more often turning to self-destructive behaviors than acting out aggressively, for example.
This book is a great read, and a must for the pastor's library.