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McKinney Youth - "Can I Tell You Something"
Transcript of McKinney Youth - "Can I Tell You Something"
At McKinney Church, our desire is to "develop Christ-centered people who make a difference." We believe that happens as they
in community; and
Its not a matter of IF,
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
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%
Assumptions, barriers, concerns
Breaking confidence = betrayal of trust
Operate in the extremes - overestimate or underestimate
"I won't tell"
It all about
Foundation of relationships
Clark, C. (2016). Adoptive Youth Ministry:
Share your story
Trust + Care (empathy) = Connection
"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:
Back ground info:
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
What do I do???
Abuse (Phys., Sexual, Emo.)
NOT AN EXHAUSTIVE LIST
to report to:
Nate Gustafson -
Jack Grimes -
Disclosure to youth
Be honest, open and sensitive
Document, document document
Any question of well-being
Mental Health Disorders
Tim Watson, LPC-S, NCC
Please feel free to contact me:
Tim Watson, LPC-S, NCC
Remember the goal - to help kids connect with Christ, transform in community and engage their world!
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
Texas Abuse/Neglect Hotline - 1-800-252-5400 or www.txabusehotline.org
TX Abuse After Hours Hotline -(512) 832-2020
CDC - Youth Risk Behvior Surveillance System - nccd.cdc.gov/youthonline/App/Results.aspx?