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McKinney Youth - "Can I Tell You Something"

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McKinney Youth
At McKinney Church, our desire is to "develop Christ-centered people who make a difference." We believe that happens as they
connect
with Christ;
transform
in community; and
engage
their world.
Its not a matter of IF,
but WHEN
Your Role
Connect
Know
Value
Actively Engage
Proactively Love
DON'T FIX
Developing the Relationship
"We trust to the degree we know we are cared for" -Brennan Manning
"Can I Tell You A Secret"
Confidentiality and Youth Ministry
Issues
Emotional Issues
CASE STUDY
The Numbers
Sexual Activity - 30%
Alcohol and Drug Use - 32% and 21%
Bullying - 15%(electronic) and 20%(IRL)
Depression/Anxiety - 30%
Suicide Consideration - 18%
Self-harm - 11%
Family Divorce - 17%
Confidentiality
Assumptions, barriers, concerns
Breaking confidence = betrayal of trust
Operate in the extremes - overestimate or underestimate
Knee-jerk responses:
"I won't tell"
"I promise..."

It all about
RELATIONSHIPS
Foundation of relationships
TRUST
and
CARE
Clark, C. (2016). Adoptive Youth Ministry:
Baker Academic
Invest time
Ask questions
Share your story
Build bridges
Encourage
Challenge
Support
Trust + Care (empathy) = Connection
Vulnerability
Transparency
"The goal of youth ministry should be to make disciples of Jesus Christ who are authentically walking with God within the context of intimate Christian community"
Clark, C. (2009). When Kids Hurt. Grand Rapids: Baker Books
Top 3 Leading Causes of Death of 13-18yo:
1. Accidents
2. Suicide
3. Homicide
"Jennifer"
Back ground info:
16yo
Blended family
Hx. of ETOH/drug use, NSSI, sexual activity (nothing current)
Well liked, personable, open, etc.
Attends church regularly
Center of attention
Recently shares current relationship struggles
Visibly upset, discouraged, disconnected
NSSI relapse
What do I do???
REPORTING
What
to report:
Suicide/homicide
Self-harm
Abuse (Phys., Sexual, Emo.)
Substance use/abuse
Sexual activity/concerns
Violence]
NOT AN EXHAUSTIVE LIST
Who
to report to:
Nate Gustafson -
ngustafson@mckinneychurch.com
Jack Grimes -
jgrimes@mckinneychurch.com
Appropriate staff
How
to report:
Disclosure to youth
Be honest, open and sensitive
Face-to-face meeting
Phone call
Email
Document, document document
When
to report:
Any question of well-being
Mandatory Reporters
ASAP
REPORTING
Abuse
Relational Issues
Familial Issues
Sexual Issues
Physical Issues
Mental Health Disorders
Tim Watson, LPC-S, NCC
Timothyewatson@me.com
(817) 823-9361
Final Thoughts
and Questions...
Please feel free to contact me:
Tim Watson, LPC-S, NCC
Timothyewatson@me.com
(817) 823-9361
Remember the goal - to help kids connect with Christ, transform in community and engage their world!
Resources
Books:
Hurt 2.0
by Chap Clark
Sticky Faith: Everyday Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Your Kids
by Chap Clark and Kara E. Powell
Youth Workers Guide To Helping Teenagers in Crisis
by Rick Van Pelt and Jim Hancock
Phone Numbers:
Texas Abuse/Neglect Hotline - 1-800-252-5400 or www.txabusehotline.org
TX Abuse After Hours Hotline -(512) 832-2020
800-4-A-CHILD
Websites:
Youthspecialties.com/store/crisis
Heartlightministries.org/parenting-todays-teens/
Fulleryouthinstitute.org

CDC - Youth Risk Behvior Surveillance System - nccd.cdc.gov/youthonline/App/Results.aspx?
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