Hope and Healing for Broken Kids

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One Day Seminar


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Walt Mueller and the Center for Parent/Youth Understanding invite you to a one-day training seminar for youth workers, educators, parents, pastors, and counselors.


Registration Now Closed


Saturday, April 21, 2012 • 8:45am–5pm

The Presbyterian Church at New Providence

1307 Springfield Avenue, New Providence, NJ 07974

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Brokenness and pain run deep and wide in today’s youth culture. Our kids are victims of family breakups, violence, incest, date rape, sexual abuse, and other devastating circumstances. Today’s kids are faced with issues of increasing complexity, but ignoring these issues is simply not an option. Working with hurting kids should not be taken lightly.


This CPYU one day-training seminar will help you answer the question “What do I do now?” and give you the confidence to listen and respond wisely to what your kids unload on you. Youth specialists Marv Penner and Rich Van Pelt will help you unpack and respond to the complex realities a majority of kids face today. You’ll be equipped to offer a biblically-rooted path towards wholeness—a path we’re all going to be called to walk with hurting young friends.



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Rich Van Pelt is the National Director of Ministry Relationships for Compassion International. Rich has expertise in dealing with struggling adolescents, crisis intervention, and postvention—helping kids and parents navigate some of life’s toughest stuff. He is the author of several books including The Youth Worker’s Guide to Helping Kids in Crisis and A Parent’s Guide to Helping Kids in Crisis.

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Marv Penner heads up Youth Specialties, Canada and is director of All About Youth and the National Center for Excellence in Youth Ministry. In addition to his teaching, speaking and writing, Marv specializes in parent/adolescent conflict resolution, sexual abuse recovery, eating disorders and marriage and family issues. He is the author of several books including Help! My Kids Are Hurting and Hope and Healing for Kids Who Cut.



8:00–8:45 Registration

8:45–10:15 Welcome to a World of Hurt

10:30–Noon Responding When the Hurt is Deep

Noon–1:15 Lunch Break (on your own at one of several local quick eateries)

1:15–2:15 Hurts So Good: Understanding and Helping Kids Who Cut

2:30–3:30 How To Save A Life: Understanding and Helping Suicidal Adolescents

3:35–5:00 A Biblical Model for Hope and Healing



Cost: Early Bird Rate
(Before 3/26/2012)
Regular Rate
(After 3/26/2012)
At-the-Door Rate
(If space permits)


$59 $75
Group (5 or more) $45/person $50/person $65/person
College Student
(please present ID at door)
$20 $25 $30


Resources for understanding youth culture and helping hurting kids will be available for purchase.


For more information, call us at 800-807-CPYU.