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Introducing Resilient Youth | World of Psychology - Psych Central

Introducing Resilient Youth | World of Psychology - Psych Central | Youth leader resources | Scoop.it
There is a rich history in psychology focused on examining child development. The earliest psychologists were interested in learning about how children turned.
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some interesting observations, but always if in doubt, seek further advice.

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About Lent Madness

About Lent Madness | Youth leader resources | Scoop.it
Lent Madness began in 2010 as the brainchild of the Rev. Tim Schenck. In seeking a fun, engaging way for people to learn about the men and women comprising the Church’s Calendar of Saints, Tim came...
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these people are crazy, but their message is good, it teaches young and old alike about the saints, and compares two saints per day, you are then asked to vote which saint is deserving to go into the next round and one will eventually end up as the saint with the 'golden halo'. very different concept for Lent, but good fun all the same. have a look.

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Youth Group Games - Games, ideas, icebreakers, activities for youth groups, youth ministry and churches.

Youth Group Games - Games, ideas, icebreakers, activities for youth groups, youth ministry and churches. | Youth leader resources | Scoop.it
Youth group games, ice breaker games, ideas, activities and more for youth groups, youth camps, small groups and youth ministry.
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some great fun games here, great resource...excuse the spelling!

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50 Activities Replaced By Technology (Or Were They?) - Edudemic

50 Activities Replaced By Technology (Or Were They?) - Edudemic | Youth leader resources | Scoop.it
From using public telephones to calling movie theaters for showtimes, there are a few activities replaced by technology we still actually do. (RT @OzOsbornj: 50 Activities Replaced By Technology (Or Were They?
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This might be a really good discussion starter...what things do we still use and what do we now do differently and how, plus, what could we be doing in the future? How will this affect the way we talk to each other? How will we communicate the Gospel using the new technologies and the old?

This may lead to some really good teaching and a bit of fun on the way.

Jill.

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Youth Ministry - Resources, Tips, Lessons

Youth Ministry - Resources, Tips, Lessons | Youth leader resources | Scoop.it
Youth Ministry tips, resources, training, help for sharing God's word with your youth group.

This resource does have a yearly joining fee. But there are some resources on the site which can be accessed for free.
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Cyber bullying leaves one third of UK youth depressed | Firstpost

Cyber bullying leaves one third of UK youth depressed | Firstpost | Youth leader resources | Scoop.it
More than a third of young people have felt depressed as a result of something written or posted on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, according to a UK survey.
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a concerning trend that we should all be aware of. I guess that these stat's are relatively the same for Australia.

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Youth Ministry, Group Games, Youth Lessons, Ministry Curriculum, Christian Bible Study Resources | YouthWorker.com

Youth Ministry, Group Games, Youth Lessons, Ministry Curriculum, Christian Bible Study Resources | YouthWorker.com | Youth leader resources | Scoop.it
Youthworker.com provides free Christian youth ministry resources including group games and activities, lessons, bible study materials, and more
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from the U.S. but still has some relevent and handy resources

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New bizarre youth trend: 'milking' | The Raw Story

New bizarre youth trend: 'milking' | The Raw Story | Youth leader resources | Scoop.it
By Patrick Kingsley, The Guardian. First came planking, swiftly followed by Batmanning and owling. Now students are 'milking' – pouring milk over themselves in public places. Patrick Kingsley reports.
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