As we navigate the unfolding realities of the COVID-19 epidemic, many are raising legitimate concerns about how well our kids and their families are dealing with the associated fears and anxieties. Mental health experts are developing models regarding mental health curves once this crisis is over. Youth workers and parents are called and positioned to work together to guide kids through this crisis with knowledge of the truths of the Gospel and the hope that is ours in Christ. Join us as we chat with counselor Julie Lowe, about seizing this opportunity to lead our kids to mental and spiritual flourishing over the coming days and weeks, on this episode of Youth Culture Matters.
Resources, links, or other helpful tools mentioned in the podcast:
Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation
Blog posts from Julie Lowe
When Bad Things Happen: Confronting Our Fears for the Future (General Session Audio of Julie Lowe at CCEF’s 2019 National Conference) – Currently FREE!
CCEF on Facebook
Helping Your Anxious Child – Article by Julie Lowe in The Journal of Biblical Counseling
CCEF YouTube Channel
Resources During Coronavirus Pandemic
April Parent Page
Books mentioned or helpful to the conversation:
Helping Your Anxious Child: What to Do When Worries Get Big by Julie Lowe
Child Proof: Parenting by Faith, Not Formula by Julie Lowe
A Secular Age by Charles Taylor
Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other by Sherry Turkle
A Student’s Guide to Anxiety by Edward T. Welch
When People Are Big And God Is Small: Overcoming Peer Pressure, Codependency, and the Fear of Man by Edward T. Welch
A Small Book For The Anxious Heart: Meditations On Fear, Worry, And Trust by Edward T. Welch
What Do You Think of Me? Why Do I Care? Answers to the Big Questions of Life by Edward T. Welch
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