As substance abuse continues to be glorified in pop culture, and is increasingly accepted as “OK,” we must increase our awareness and find practical ways to reach, help and restore young people. Here are some great resources that NextGen leaders can use to help families take action before addiction takes root. These resources were recommended by Dan Britton, NextGen pastor at 180 Church (Rocklin Foursquare Church) in Rocklin, Calif.
Center for Parent/Youth Understanding
This site keeps up with trends and culture to inform parents and leaders about what is happening—and needs to happen—in order to reach today’s youth.Visit the Website
The Youth Worker's Guide to Helping Teens in Crisis by Rich Van Pelt and Jim Hancock
This resource is a powerful guide to help any pastor minister to teens in need. There are so many topics, you can't lose.Buy the Book