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When Kids Hurt

by Chap Clark, Steve Rabey

$9.10 $14.00


Chap Clark's groundbreaking Hurt: Inside the World of Today's Teenagers revealed the hard truth about contemporary adolescence: societal changes and systemic abandonment have left teenagers struggling to navigate the ever lengthening and ever more difficult transition to adulthood without caring adults. When Kids Hurt offers these challenging insights to youth workers and parents in a more accessible form, with greater focus on how adults should respond. Practical sidebars and application sections, contributed by other youth experts, provide additional insights into youth culture and how adults can better guide adolescents into adulthood. This book will be an important resource for youth workers, parents, counselors, and others who work with youth.


Author Information

  • Vice provost for master’s programs and professor of youth, family, and culture. He also serves as director of the Student Leadership Project and Institute of Youth Ministry. On faculty since 1997, he created and directs Fuller’s Doctor of Ministry program in Youth, Family and Culture, and oversees PhD students who are studying youth and family ministry, youth culture, and adolescent development. Additionally, he is the School ofTheology’s representative to the Fuller Youth Institute. A well-known practitioner, adolescent and family scholar, and author, Clark has more than 30 years’ experience in direct ministry, including 15 years with Young Life, as well as positions with several churches, Denver Seminary, and Youth Specialties. He is currently on the teaching team of Montrose Church in Montrose, California and the Senior Editor of Youthworker Journal. Dr. Clark has remained in direct ministry with young people, and is committed to the equipping and training of men and women who recognize the Church’s mandate of reaching out to young people in the name of Christ. Clark’s extensive publication of books, articles, and videos focus primarily on relationships. Among his many books are When Kids Hurt: Helping Adults Navigate the Adolescent Maze (2009), Disconnected: Parenting Teens in a MySpace World (2007, co-authored with his wife, Dee), Deep Justice in a Broken World: Helping Your Kids Serve Others and Right the Wrongs Around Them (2007, coauthored with Kara Powell), Deep Ministry in a Shallow World (2006, co-authored with Kara Powell), Hurt: Inside the World of Today’s Teenagers (2004, a CBA finalist for Book of the Year, available in Spanish and Cantonese), Teens and Sex: A Leadership Video Curriculum for the American Association of Christian Counselors (2003), From Father to Son (2002), Daughters and Dads (1998), The Youth Worker’s Handbook to Family Ministry (1997), Creative Bible Lessons in Romans (1996, translated into Spanish, 2000), Let Me Ask You This...Conversations that Draw Couples Closer (1991), Great Camps and Retreats (1990, translated into Korean, 2000), and Option Plays (1990). In 1987 Clark published Next Time I Fall in Love, which was soon expanded into a leader’s guide, student journal, and a video curriculum. He has also edited and contributed to major youth and family ministry texts. Areas of Expertise, Research, Writing, and Teaching: Parenting, culture (esp. youth culture, media, etc.), marriage, youth development, youth and family ministry, general church and parachurch ministry, leadership and teamwork, and spiritual formation