Serving At-Risk Adolescents
90 Minute Workshops
Sunday, June 2, 2019 (8:45 am session)
Workshop Level: Beginner
NACC Certification Competencies: ITP2, ITP3, ITP5, PPS3
Alan J. Schmitt, MA, BCC
Staff Chaplain, AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital
This workshop identifies challenges and helpful interventions in working with teens with mental health issues. We will identify ways to approach spirituality in a broad manner which does not alienate adolescents but builds upon things that enhance the human spirit, like music, art, teamwork, and meditation. We will explore group topics and approaches that draw youth into the process, encourage self-reflection and sharing. We will also learn how to facilitate the teens to be seekers in a journey of discovery which brings the day’s topic to life.
As a result of this workshop, participants will:
- Identify the challenges in working with adolescents with mental health issues.
- Be introduced to a broad-based spirituality to help adolescents identify positive spiritual connections.
- Learn new interventions in spiritual care for at-risk youth.
Educational Materials (recommended books, articles, or websites for participants to review prior to the workshop)
- Counseling Troubled Youth. Robert C. Dykstra
- Little Ways to Keep Calm and Carry On: Twenty Lessons for Managing Worry, Anxiety and Fear. Mark A. Reinecke
Presentation Materials (items to be brought to the workshop and/or presentation materials)
– None provided by the workshop presenter(s)