This book is an introduction to the worlds, lives, and struggles of diverse kinds and communities of girls that ministers and youth leaders are likely to encounter in the church. Issues such as spirituality, family relationships, sexuality, and school are explored from a cultural and contextual perspective. Problems typically associated with girls are explained, such as eating disorders, depression, and violence against girls. Pastoral care approaches to these issues and problems are provided. These helpful suggestions take seriously girls' spirituality and social context.
Praise for the Print Edition
A remarkably insightful and informative book on the life experience and pastoral needs of young women. Inviting, illuminating and liberating, it fills a significant gap in the literature in pastoral care and counseling.
—Christie Cozad Neuger
This is a powerfully confident and inspiringly hopeful book. Davis writes out of her unflagging, personally tested conviction that parents, pastors, youth leaders, teachers, and other concerned adults can—and do—make a real difference in adolescent girls' lives.
—Donald Capps, Princeton Theological Seminary
This straightforward book, which brings together a wealth of current literature on the subject of adolescence, will be received with gratitude by anyone who wants to develop more positive relationships with adolescent girls.
—Carroll Saussy, Wesley Theological Seminary
- Title: Counseling Adolescent Girls
- Author: Patricia H. Davis
- Publisher: Fortress Press
- Publication Date: 1996
- Pages: 112
About Patricia H. Davis
Patricia H. Davis is Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas.