This book presents groundbreaking strategies for psychotherapy with today's teens, for whom high-risk behavior, lack of adult guidance, and intense anxiety and stress increasingly come with the territory. Ron Taffel addresses the key challenge of building a therapeutic relationship that is strong enough to promote real behavioral and emotional change. He demonstrates effective ways to give advice that teens will listen to, get them to tell the truth about their lives, help parents reestablish their authority, and extend the reach of therapy by such nontraditional means as inviting teens to bring friends into sessions.
This book presents groundbreaking strategies for psychotherapy with today's teens, for whom high-risk behavior, lack of adult guidance, and intense anxiety and stress increasingly come with the territory.
Author: Ron Taffel
Publisher: Guilford Press
Presents a collection of book lists for teenagers, featuring both fiction and nonfiction titles.
Breaking Through. Houghton Mifflin, c2001. 195pp. Having come from Mexico to
California ten years ago, fourteen-year-old Francisco is still working in the fields
but fighting to improve his life and complete his education. Lobel, Anita. No Pretty
Author: Nancy J. Keane
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
The night before he died, Jesus told his closest friends what they needed to know to experience a fulfilling, world-changing life. In Secrets of the Vine for Teens, Bruce Wilkinson's powerful teen-focused message passes on the truths Jesus communicated to his disciples: how God uses tough times to set you free from the sin that's keeping you from the best in life, how He gets your attention about priorities that need to change, and how He invites you -- persistently and powerfully -- to experience Him. With real-life stories about teens, supporting scriptures, and interactive questions, Bruce Wilkinson reveals to young readers the pivotal secrets to the truly abundant life. Students, youth groups, and future church leaders will welcome this dramatic follow-up to The Prayer of Jabez for Teens.
Breaking Through to Abundance Bruce Wilkinson. Jesus and the disciples are
crossing ... A Walk in the Dark Jesus leads you and the other disciples down the
stairs, out of the house, and into the cool night air. It's late. You follow Him
Author: Bruce Wilkinson
Popular music's gay DNA is inarguable, from Elvis in eye shadow and Little Richard's 'Tutti Frutti' to The Velvet Underground's subversive rock'n'roll and Bowie's ambisexual alien Ziggy Stardust; from kd lang's female Elvis to Kurt Cobain in a dress; from Noughties lesbian icon Beth Ditto to Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' manifesto. But if collected essays and/or features have addressed gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender singers, songwriters, musicians and songs, no book has yet comprehensively and authoritatively drawn together all the threads to explore this as an unfolding, historical narrative: to tell the story of how music 'came out', from the days when homosexuals were deeply in the closet, but the love that once dared not speak its name sings it, and on daytime radio to boot. This story will reveal which songs have coded messages about sexuality, and which proudly declared the truth, including examples of heterosexual songwriters and singers who chose to address same-sex issues, from Rod Stewart's 'The Killing Of Georgie' - the first UK number one with a gay theme - to Suede's 'Animal Nitrate'. The narrative will unfold against a backdrop of historic social and political shifts, as LGBT rights pushed for visibility and equality, from the closet of the Fifties to the struggle and setbacks of the Sixties, the liberation of the Seventies, the mainstream invasion and AIDS crisis of the Eighties, the advances of the Nineties and the more immersed scene of the Noughties. These artists have indeed changed the world as we know it. Breaking Down the Walls of Heartache is a story for a wide audience, not just the LGBT community but a broad spectrum of music lovers who are fascinated by these characters, events, stories and songs. It is also a very timely tale, given the prominence of same-sex issues such as marriage equality, alongside the retrogressive steps in places such as Russia and parts of Africa, where songs encapsulating the gay/lesbian experience mirror those of the Sixties, signifying how the journey from illegality and bigotry to freedom is still far from over.
Even the three gay brothers in the Fast, one of the less-celebrated CBGB bands,
defined themselves as bi throughout their teens and into their twenties, according
to Paul Zone, on behalf of his late brothers Armand (known as Mandy) and Miki: ...
Author: Martin Aston
Publisher: Hachette UK
A CEO who steers a company into increased profits but exhibits poor people
skills by yelling at employees and refusing to listen will not keep ... African
American and Hispanic teens are not as likely to use tobacco as Caucasian
Author: Brenda D. Smith
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
The youth of our nation are struggling. They are disconnected and adrift. Jesus has called us to reach them and those who feel the call often feel overwhelmed and unprepared as they face this seemingly insurmountable task. This book is written to give not only hope and encouragement, but tools that work. Even starting with nothing in a small church with a tiny budget you can be effective in reaching the youth of this generation, even if you don't have a bible college degree. Hang on, this could be the greatest job you will ever love! Paul Collins is Pastor of Underground Fellowship in Green Bay WI and the founder of Oben Youth Ministries. He has worked with teens for 27 years in various capacities including adult sponsor, church scout group leader, bus driver, retreat cook, camp counselor, Sunday school teacher and Youth Pastor. He has a passion for reaching the teens of this generation and for helping small churches find the keys to building successful youth ministries with limited budget and resources. Paul and his wife Lisa have worked side-by-side starting with 6 kids in their basement to a multi-faceted youth program reaching out to teens who attend the local church and those with no church background alike.
Jesus came to break down walls and He has called us to do the same. Breaking
Down the Walls As the old saying goes there are no problem teens, but there are
many teens with problems. Teens are all too often lied to and told to do things by
Author: Paul Collins
Publisher: Xulon Press
A wonderful resource for anyone who knows or works with teens who suffer from executive functioning disorder (EFD)—including parents, teachers, counselors, or clinicians. From handling frustration to taking notes in class, this book will help teens hone the skills they need to succeed. Do you know a teen who is disorganized, chronically late, forgetful, or impulsive? Do they struggle to get homework done, but never manage to turn it in on time? Perhaps it’s your son or daughter, a student you work with, or even a client. It’s likely that this teen suffers from executive functioning disorder (EFD), an attention disorder marked by an inability to stay on task that is common in people with learning disabilities. If this teen has tried to manage his or her time and meet deadlines with little success, he or she may feel like giving up. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, however. You just need to show them the way. In The Executive Functioning Workbook for Teens a licensed school counselor provides an evidence-based, easy-to-use, and practical workbook written directly for a teen audience. The book is designed to provide teens with the skills needed to get organized, retain information, communicate effectively, and perform well in school and in everyday life. Based in proven-effective cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), the book offers activities that will help teens better understand their disorder and cope with it effectively. With one chapter for each of the ten main areas of EFD, the book also includes tips for initiating positive action and change, improving flexibility in thinking, sustaining attention, organizing, planning, enhancing memory, managing emotions, and building self-awareness. Written in a fun, engaging format, this book is designed to motivate and inspire teens to carry out and complete tasks with ease.
Breaking down what seems like a big undertaking into “bitesize” pieces can help
make almost any task more manageable. Daphne, a sixthgrader, would wait until
the last minute to complete her school projects. She'd then rush through and do ...
Author: Sharon A. Hansen
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Some of the largest, most influential and effective ministries and churches around the world have placed a high value on women and their roles in the church. These days it is refreshing to see God's hand of favor and blessing on Christian women and Bible teachers who are being used both nationally, regionally and in their local churches. If you are a woman who feels called to the ministry, don't get discouraged. The world needs you! The church needs you! This is your time! This book will shed light on many questions that women may have about their role in the church and if women really are to be silent in the church. Beth Jones has studied the Scriptures and consulted with many leaders of God who helped her understand the role of women in the church. This book is written to encourage and strengthen those women that have sensed God's hand on their lives and a strong call to serve Him with the leadership and teaching gifts that He has given to them.
... to take more of an active role in proclaiming the Good News. Shortly after our
wedding, the pastor of our young and growing church approached us about
starting a youth ministry to the teens. It was in those days that once again the call
Author: Beth Jones
Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers
"Breaking Through The Shadows" seeks to convey the story of the shattering series of transitions in my life. Through it, I hope to help you understand what it means to be living in a camouflaged image of negative shadows - an image based on fears, hurts, rejection, anger, disappointments, regrets, and frustrations - and how to break through these shadows. When we break through the shadows of our unfulfilled hopes, dreams, aspirations, and desires, we gain the faith, strength and courage to design our own image, and live outside our shadows.
A response from someone in their teens and twenties age group may include
expressions like paradise, seventh heaven or cloud nine. Some would relate it as
going to the coolest beach in the world where the sun would shine all-day, ...
Author: Rosetta Cummings
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
The PEERS® Curriculum for School-Based Professionals brings UCLA's highly acclaimed and widely popular PEERS program into the school setting. This sixteen-week program, clinically proven to significantly improve social skills and social interactions among teens with autism spectrum disorder, is now customized for the needs of psychologists, counselors, speech pathologists, administrators, and teachers. The manual is broken down into clearly divided lesson plans, each of which have concrete rules and steps, corresponding homework assignments, plans for review, and unique, fun activities to ensure that teens are comfortable incorporating what they've learned. The curriculum also includes parent handouts, tips for preparing for each lesson, strategies for overcoming potential pitfalls, and the research underlying this transformative program.
Teens will be taught the basic steps ofpeer entry (i.e., how to start individual
conversations and how to join group conversations with peers). When teaching
peer entry, it is helpful to break down these complex social behaviors into
Author: Elizabeth A. Laugeson
This thoroughly updated resource is the only comprehensive anthology addressing frameworks for treatment, therapeutic modalities, and specialized clinical issues, themes, and dilemmas encountered in clinical social work practice. Editor Jerrold R. Brandell and other leading figures in the field present carefully devised methods, models, and techniques for responding to the needs of an increasingly diverse clientele. Key Features Coverage of the most commonly used theoretical frameworks and systems in social work practice Entirely new chapters devoted to clinical responses to terrorism and natural disasters, clinical case management, neurobiological theory, cross-cultural clinical practice, and research on clinical practice Completely revised chapters on psychopharmacology, dynamic approaches to brief and time-limited clinical social work, and clinical practice with gay men Content on the evidentiary base for clinical practice New, detailed clinical illustrations in many chapters offering valuable information about therapeutic process dimensions and the use of specialized methods and clinical techniques
Peers as the “guardian angels” of individuation in the therapy group: Ego
supportive group therapy for children and adolescents. Journal of Group Analytic
Psychotherapy, 31(1), 547–564. Toffel, R. (2005). Breaking through to teens: A
Author: Jerrold R. Brandell
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Category: Social Science
Books for a Better Life Award Winner Here is a landmark book that reveals the way boys think and that shows parents, educators and coaches how to reach out and help boys overcome their most common yet difficult challenges -- by the bestselling author who changed our conception of adolescent girls. Do you constantly struggle to pull information from your son, student, or athlete, only to encounter mumbling or evasive assurances such as “It’s nothing” or “I’m good?” Do you sense that the boy you care about is being bullied, but that he’ll do anything to avoid your “help?” Have you repeatedly reminded him that schoolwork and chores come before video games only to spy him reaching for the controller as soon as you leave the room? Have you watched with frustration as your boy flounders with girls? Welcome to Boy World. It’s a place where asking for help or showing emotional pain often feels impossible. Where sports and video games can mean everything, but working hard in school frequently earns ridicule from “the guys” even as they ask to copy assignments. Where “masterminds” dominate and friends ruthlessly insult each other but can never object when someone steps over the line. Where hiding problems from adults is the ironclad rule because their involvement only makes situations worse. Boy world is governed by social hierarchies and a powerful set of unwritten rules that have huge implications for your boy’s relationships, his interactions with you, and the man he’ll become. If you want what’s best for him, you need to know what these rules are and how to work with them effectively. What you’ll find in Masterminds and Wingmen is critically important for every parent – or anyone who cares about boys – to know. Collaborating with a large team of middle- and high-school-age editors, Rosalind Wiseman has created an unprecedented guide to the life your boy is actually experiencing – his on-the-ground reality. Not only does Wiseman challenge you to examine your assumptions, she offers innovative coping strategies aimed at helping your boy develop a positive, authentic, and strong sense of self. From the Hardcover edition.
Jane McGonigal, Reality Is Broken: Why Games Makes Us Better and How They
Change the World (New York: ... Ron Taffel, Breaking Through to Teens: A New
Pychotherapy for the New Adolescence (New York: Guilford Press, 2005).
Author: Rosalind Wiseman
Category: Family & Relationships
Gain a solid understanding of the basic neurobiology behind adolescent behaviors and invigorate your teaching practices using music, movement, and brain-based activities.
Oh yes , he had glided through the training and felt buoyed by the reception
given him from the trainers . But now ... get through this without breaking down . "
Then he suddenly let himself get into the presentation, and that's when he started
Author: Raleigh Philp
Publisher: Corwin Press
Drawing on the wisdom of insightful leaders around the country, Josh McDowell's Youth Ministry Handbook equips youth workers to help kids connect with God--and with their parents, their peers, and a world in need of Christ. Featuring articles from Dawson McAllister, Barry St. Clair, Jim Burns, Tony Campolo, Al Menconi, John Maxwell, George Barna, and others, this is an invaluable leadership resource with practical, useful ideas for today's youth workers.
George Barna, in his report Third Millennium Teens, says, “From the standpoint of
those who wish to minister to and with teenagers, breaking down relational
barriers and thereby gaining access and credibility will be imperatives.” 1 Here
Author: Thomas Nelson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Why is someone breaking into my apartment? Do they think we have stuff worth
stealing? Who cares, I need to get out of here. Katrina sent up a prayer of thanks
to the man above when she remembered there was a fire escape outside her ...
Publisher: Sonya Lee
Breaking down the façade . In this process , teens reach out to adults and adults
break through to the teens . Teens who reach out “ find a way to disclose what
they are feeling and experiencing and give themselves permission to be ...
Category: Mental health services
The groundbreaking book that puts the focus on teens andyoung adults with social challenges This book offers parents a step-by-step guide to making andkeeping friends for teens and young adults with socialchallenges—such as those diagnosed with autism spectrumdisorder, ADHD, bipolar, or other conditions. With the book’sconcrete rules and steps of social etiquette, parents will be ableto assist in improving conversational skills, expanding socialopportunities, and developing strategies for handling peerrejection. Each chapter provides helpful overview information for parents;lessons with clear bulleted lists of key rules and steps; andexpert advice on how to present the material to a teen or youngadult. Throughout the book are role-playing exercises forpracticing each skill, along with homework assignments to ensurethe newly learned skills can be applied easily to a school, work,or other "real life" setting. The bonus DVD shows role-plays ofskills covered, demonstrating the right and wrong way to enterconversations, schedule get-togethers, deal with conflict, and muchmore. PART ONE: GETTING READY Ch. 1: Why Teach Social Skills to Teens and Young Adults? PART TWO: THE SCIENCE OF DEVELOPING AND MAINTAININGFRIENDSHIPS Ch. 2: Finding and Choosing Good Friends Ch. 3: Good Conversations: The Basics Ch. 4: Starting and Entering Conversations Ch. 5: Exiting Conversations Ch. 6: Managing Electronic Communication Ch. 7: Showing Good Sportsmanship Ch. 8: Enjoying Successful Get-Togethers PART THREE: THE SCIENCE OF HANDLING PEER CONFLICT ANDREJECTION: HELPFUL STRATEGIES Ch. 9: Dealing With Arguments Ch. 10: Handling Verbal Teasing Ch. 11: Addressing Cyber Bullying Ch. 12: Minimizing Rumors and Gossip Ch. 13: Avoiding Physical Bullying Ch. 14: Changing a Bad Reputation Epilogue: Moving Forward
Helping Socially Challenged Teens and Young Adults Elizabeth Laugeson ...
Wehave broken down complex social behaviorsto makethem simple for any teen
or young adult to follow. Yet we have also takeninto consideration thespecial ...
Author: Elizabeth Laugeson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Family & Relationships
Provides strategies for keeping children and teens safe online.
206 CYBER-SAFE KIDS, CYBER-SAVVY TEENS Sue was really angry at Kelsey,
who she thought stole her boyfriend. ... Breaking into someone's account, posing
as that person and sending messages to make the person look bad, get that ...
Author: Nancy E. Willard
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
In BREAKING THROUGH: From Rough to Ready, Karim reflects on the principles and priorities that changed his life so dramatically.
Author: Karim Abouelnaga
From experienced therapist Ron Taffel--widely known for his popular parenting guides--this is a commonsense handbook for any mental health, education, or medical professional working with challenging kids and parents. Provided are concrete strategies for building rapport with stressed-out families, getting children and adolescents to talk about what really matters, spotting developmental and psychiatric problems before a crisis develops, and developing skills to strengthen kids' self-esteem and parents' effectiveness in setting limits. Illustrative case vignettes get to the heart of what is going wrong between youngsters and their parents and show how simple, concrete interventions can make a big difference. Also covered in depth are ways for professionals to handle their own emotional responses in highly charged situations.
From experienced therapist Ron Taffel--widely known for his popular parenting guides--this is a commonsense handbook for any mental health, education, or medical professional working with challenging kids and parents.
Author: Ron Taffel
Publisher: Guilford Press