There are times where we have a whole series of articles around a single topic that tying them into one central article to reference them all is necessary. Kind of like a table of contents for the series. We have specifically wanted to help support youth pastors in collaborating with counseling topics and agencies, so here is your one-stop shop with all of the resources we have talked about with youth ministry.
- The Youth Worker’s Guide to Helping Teenagers in Crisis [Book Review]
This is honestly a book every youth pastor, youth small group leader, and lead youth ministry volunteers should have on their bookshelf.
- Free DYMU Course: Suicide Prevention
This is a free suicide prevention training video by Download Youth Ministry you definitely need to watch and share with your team so that you are prepared.
- Youth and Mental Health
12 facts about teenagers and how mental illness is impacting their world.
- Youth and Vaping
10 facts about teenagers and statistics on vaping.
- Youth and Alcohol
10 facts about teenagers and statistics on alcohol
- Youth and Marijuana
10 facts about teenagers and statistics on marijuana.
- Youth and Opioids
10 facts about teenagers and statistics on opioids.
- Pornography As An Addiction
Several youth pastors had been asking about resources with pornography as well as how to communicate it to their congregation.
- Youth Ministry, Mental Health, and Substance Use presentation for the 2020 Church Mental Health conference
October 2020, I gave a presentation for the Church Mental Health Summit on “Youth Ministry, Mental Health, and Substance Use” that I will be sharing below to you guys for free. This year, I am giving a presentation on “The Pastor’s Approach To Addiction” with an understanding that pastor’s do struggle with addiction, whether it’s alcohol, working to the point of burnout, or other things.
- It’s Okay To Not Be Okay: Teenager Edition [Video]
For pastors, do you know how your teenagers are doing? This video and the resources linked in the article, help give you or others a better understanding of mental health for teens.
What other resources have you found out there to be very helpful that we should link to?