'There's a kid in your youth ministry who hasn't somehow been affected by crisis. There's not a youth worker on the planer who won't benefit from the principles and practices in this book.' Kara Powell, Ph.D., Executive Director, Center for Youth and Family Ministry at Fuller Seminary. Because when it comes to crisis, it's not a matter of if, but when anyone who stays in youth ministry very long will encounter significant crises. Family break-ups, substance abuse, sexual assault, eating disorders, cutting, suicide, gun violence? But without proper and immediate care, crises like these cause years of emotional pain and spiritual scarring in students. Rich Van Pelt and Jim Hancock want to help you prevent that from happening. Through their experience and expertise, you'll learn how to: ? Respond quickly and effectively to crisis ? Balance legal, ethical, and spiritual outcomes ? Forge preventive partnerships with parents, schools, and students ? Bring healing when the damage is done. When crises happen'and they will, ready or not'there are practical steps you can take. Van Pelt and Hancock provide field-tested advice and specific, biblically based guidance for each stage of crisis. Keep this book on hand as the go-to resource when you need it most.Van Pelt, Rich is the author of 'Youth Worker's Guide to Helping Teenagers in Crisis ', published 2005 under ISBN 9780310263135 and ISBN 0310263131.