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  1. 1. 1. WHO ARE THE PEOPLE WE SERVE? a. meet teens where they are b. being teens to Christ c. remain close to the teens once Christ has changed their heartsHow Well Do You Know Your Teens?By Roy PetitfilsAs you read these statistics, I invite you not to think “I know this already.”Instead, ask “How well do we recognize these issues in young people?”and “How well are we reaching out to young people with these issues?”a50% of teens live in homes where parents are divorced. .330% of those teens live in blended families25-30% of teen girls have a diagnosable eating disorder2Of girls who have eating disorders ½ of them also self injure s20-30% of teens have tried to harm themselves (cutting or burning)2Youtube has over 5000 videos depicting youth “cutting” themselvesGirls are 4 times more likely than boys to cut themselvesGSuicide is the 2nd leading cause of death in teens today.225% of teens live in single parent families1 out of 25 teens live with neither of their parents63% of youth suicides occur in fatherless homes fChildren from fatherless homes are 5x more likely to commit suicideC2/3 of all high school seniors have used illegal drugs i77% of 8th graders have used alcohol
  2. 2. 1 out of 10 teens identify as being gay g10-20% of teens have experienced same sex attraction sgay teens are twice as likely to commit suicide as heterosexual teens3 out of 10 girls have experienced sexual abuse at some point in theirchildhoodc1 out of 7 boys report having experienced sexual abuse during childhoodOnly 10-15% of child sexual abuse is reported(Source: A whole bunch of places that I don’t have the time nor desire to cite.)Some Common Excuses To Ignore the AboveI don’t have training. (Why aren’t you getting it? Why aren’t you providingpastoral care training for your ministers and catechists?)I don’t know what I’d do if my young people shared these things withme. (See above. Also, if not you, who?)I’m not a counselor. (Most young people don’t need a counselor. Theyneed someone to love them, walk with them through this and whennecessary help them talk to their parents and find the help they need.)I can’t teach my staff how to deal with these issues. (What other thingscan’t you teach your staff to do for which you delegate or outsource? Webudget what is important.)The board (PTO, Administration, Pastor, etc.) won’t support me indoing this. (How strong are your relationships with them? What can youdo to make them stronger? How are you presenting, defining, explaining“this” to them?)Talking to young people and their parents about these issues isawkward. (That same awkwardness cost me many years growing upmorbidly obese. What else is awkwardness costing you? Others?)I don’t know where I’ll find the time to fit this stuff in amidst all theother things we’ve got going on. (We schedule what’s important. Howcan you fit this into the programs, etc. you’re already doing? What is it timeto stop doing?)I’m leading young people to Jesus so that he can heal them fromthese things. (And Jesus is leading them back to you so that throughyou, your heart, your hands, your voice, and your story he can heal them.7
  3. 3. That is Incarnational ministry.)Roy Petitfils, M.S. is a counselor, author and natioanlly sought afterpresenter. He and his wife Mindi of 9 years live in Youngsville, LAwith their two sons Max and Ben. Roy can be contacted by email atbigbaldspeaker@gmail.com or visit him on the web atwww.bigbaldspeaker.com.Guttmacher InsititueBy their 19th birthday, seven in 10 teens of both sexes have had intercourse. [1]On average, young people have sex for the first time at about age 17,[2,3] butthey do not marry until their mid-20s. [4] This means that young adults are atincreased risk of unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs)for nearly a decade.Teens have been waiting longer to have sex than they did in the recent past. In2006–2008, some 11% of never-married females aged 15–19 and 14% of never-married males that age had had sex before age 15, compared with 19% and21%, respectively, in 1995. [1]However, after substantial declines in the proportion of teens who had ever hadsex between 1995 and 2002, the level did not change significantly from 2002 to2006–2008. [1]In 2006–2008, the most common reason that sexually inexperienced teens gavefor not having had sex was that it was “against religion or morals” (42% amongfemales and 35% among males). The second and third most common reasonsfor females were “don’t want to get pregnant” and “haven’t found the right personyet.” [1]Among sexually experienced teens, 72% of females and 56% of males reportthat their first sexual experience was with a steady partner, while 14% of femalesand 25% of males report a first sexual experience with someone whom they hadjust met or who was just a friend. [1]Seven percent of young women aged 18–24 who had had sex before age 20report that their first sexual experience was involuntary. Those whose firstpartner was three or more years their senior were more likely to report this thanwere other women in that age-group. [1]
  4. 4. Teens in the United States and European teens have similar levels of sexualactivity. However, the latter are more likely to use contraceptives and to useeffective contraceptive methods; they therefore have substantially lowerpregnancy rates. [5] Three percent of males and 8% of females aged 18–19 in 2002 reported their sexual orientation as homosexual or bisexual; the proportions reporting same- sex behaviors were similar. [6] Year Syphilis Chlamydia Gonorrhea Primary and secondary All stages Cases Rate Cases Rate Cases Rate Cases Rate1997 8,556 3.1 46,715 17.1 537,904 205.5 327,665 120.21998 7,007 2.5 38,290 13.9 614,250 231.8 356,492 129.21999 6,617 2.4 35,383 12.7 662,647 247.2
  5. 5. 360,813 129.32000 5,979 2.1 31,618 11.2 709,452 251.4 363,136 128.72001 6,103 2.1 32,284 11.3 783,242 274.5 361,705 126.82002 6,862 2.4 32,919 11.4 834,555 289.4 351,852 122.02003 7,177 2.5 34,289 11.8 877,478 301.7 335,104 115.22004 7,980 2.7 33,423 11.4 929,462 316.5 330,132
  6. 6. 112.42005 8,724 2.9 33,288 11.2 976,445 329.4 339,593 114.62006 9,756 3.3 36,958 12.3 1,030,911 344.3 358,366 119.72007 11,466 3.8 40,925 13.6 1,108,374 367.5 355,991 118.02008 13,500 4.4 46,291 15.2 1,210,523 398.1 336,742 110.72009 13,997 4.6 44,828 14.7 1,244,180 409.2 301,174 99.1
  7. 7. Change 2008-2009 3.7% 4.5% -3.2% -3.3% 2.8% 2.8% -10.6%-10.5%

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