The adolescent years are some of the most important developmental years for young people. It’s a time of physical, emotional, and spiritual development that can be incredibly influential on the rest of their life. In this course Dr. Sean McGever draws from his years of experience working with youth to lay a solid foundation for others to work with these important age groups. McGever begins by exploring the spectrum of youth in our culture today—from those just entering adolescence in junior high school through college-age young adults. That span covers several development stages, and the course explores the issues they face in each stage, the challenges in communicating to that group, and effective ways to meet those communication challenges.
Sean McGever (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is area director for Paradise Valley Arizona Young Life and adjunct faculty at Grand Canyon University. He trains Young Life staff and volunteers internationally.