Helping Teens with Stress, Anxiety, and Depression

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 09 May 2019

Member Reviews

Roy Petofils is a wonderful man and  he put all of himself into the books he writes. I've had the chance to spend two separate sessions in Alberta Canada with Roy being a keynote speaker. Roy's is a wonderful man of faith who has had lots of trials and tribulations and expresses that make a love and resilience that can only come from his relationship with God. His work with teens I'm being able to get through to them is the basis of this book and it's wonderful for teachers, Educators, parents, coaches and anyone else who works and has a teenager in their life that they love. I have purchased multiple copies of this book to share with the teachers in my school and would recommend this book to anyone working with children and teens.
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I work at a middle school and found this book to be extremely helpful, as it is sometimes hard to navigate when and if to step in with students that are struggling.
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An excellent book for parents of teens, youth ministers, and teachers.  The author is both a seasoned youth minister in the Catholic Church and a therapist. His expertise shines through and offers a brutally honest but loving view of life with teens. Petifils covers all the stress points a parent or youth worker needs to know about: teenage depression and anxiety, self-harm, thoughts of suicide, drug use, and the many challenges teens face in school and on social media. He is clearly in touch with teen culture and has seen it all.  The author encourages spending time and forming relationships with teens, despite feelings of inadequacy on the part of adults. This book both reassured and inspired me.

Highly recommended, especially for parents with children going into this difficult stage of life.
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