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Pastoral Care: Tweens & Teens - General

hotlines, guidelines and crisis intervention contacts; and support for pastoral care for children, tweens, teens, families, differently abled persons, elders and folks with memory concerns; including mindfulness, personal care and volunteer support

Welcome

Welcome to The Ministry Lab's curated list of resources to help caregivers engage Tweens and Teens in counseling and conversation around a variety of topics. Here you'll find:

  • Books & Downloads
  • Blogs, Podcasts & Articles
  • Websites & Curricula
  • Judicatory and Other Denominational Resources

If you don't find a resource to fit your need, don't hesitate to consult with The Ministry Lab's director, Rev. Emily Meyer, who is happy to assist you.

Books

     Everyday Sabbath     Fighting Invisible Tigers 2019     The Gap Decade     In Deep Waters: Spiritual Care for Young People in a Climate Crisis     Practical advice to help kids of all abilities achieve their goals and build a growth mindset          The Purpose Gap     Empower teens to take control of their digital life.     

Book Lists

Chapter Books about Bullies, Bystanders, and Being Kind

 offers several books for helping YOUTH deal with a range of emotions.

Mindfulness

Curricula

Self-Compassion for Girls

In this 10-lesson course, Dr. Karen Bluth explores why self-compassion is a resource that people can learn, put in their toolbox, and use whenever they have a challenging day or even a challenging moment. And crucially, she explains how we can help teenage girls develop self-compassion to aid them in the fight against depression.

Safe and Healthy Relationships - Youth Guide

This four-session guide is designed for middle school and high school youth, to be used in confirmation classes and youth groups. By engaging young people in learning and discussing safe and healthy relationships, they can gain lifelong skills to make safe and healthy choices for themselves.

Sessions include:

  • Healthy Relationships
  • Online Safety
  • Understanding and Preventing Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking
  • Making a Safety Plan and Resources

Teenage Archetype Card Deck

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Quicksheet #79 Partnering with Parents for Hard Conversations

As youth groups meet less often, leaders may miss opportunities to give na immediate faith responses to critical cultural moments. Parents are valuable partners in ministry and play a vital role in processing world events; this quicksheet helps leaders support parents in this important faith work.

An eight-week study on health and well-being with the discipline of meditation and spiritual practices; easily translatable to an online meeting environment.

Includes a Student GuideLeader Guide, and free guide for leading virtually.