010. Hurt 2.0: Inside the World of Today’s Youth

Afternoon Workshops (1:30 – 4:45 PM)


Chap Clark, Ph.D.

CE Credits


Professional CE Credit


IBCC Credit

Pastoral Counselors, Pastors, Teachers, Coaches,

CME/CEU Credit




In recent years, cultural shifts have significantly impacted the mental health of teenagers, emphasizing the urgent need for ministry leaders, coaches, and parents to comprehend the evolving dynamics and stressors that shape the adolescent experience. This workshop delves into the critical issue of teenage mental health, focusing on the challenges that arise from a contemporary world increasingly fixated on external performance rather than fostering the development of an authentic inner self. Drawing upon existing research, this workshop aims to illuminate how these societal changes affect the journey of growing up. It offers valuable insights and evidence-based strategies to enable parents, caregivers, educators, and professionals to effectively support the youth in their quest for healing and hope. By fostering a compassionate and informed approach, individuals can play a pivotal role in helping teenagers develop resilience, self-acceptance, and a sense of purpose.

Learning Objectives
Participants will:
1. Understand the impact of cultural shifts on teenage mental health.
2. Identify external performance pressures on adolescents.
3. Explore strategies to support adolescent mental health.