Hurt 2.0

Inside the World of Today’s Teenagers

by Dr. Chap Clark

2011 Book of the Year Award, Foreword Magazine
2011 Outreach Resource of the Year

"Young people need adults to understand what they are going through and people to care about them without a personal agenda. This book was very helpful to me, and my attitude toward teens will never be the same."--Doug Fields, speaker; author, Speaking to Teenagers

Hurt provided a vivid and insightful view into the world of today's teenagers. Now leading youth ministry expert Chap Clark substantially updates and revises his groundbreaking bestseller (over 55,000 copies sold). Hurt 2.0 features a new chapter on youth at society's margins and new material on social networking and gaming. Each chapter has been thoroughly revised with new research, statistics, quotations, and documentation.

"Chap Clark has spent years studying the lives and hearts of kids, and as parents of three teenagers, we are personally grateful for his insight and work. In Hurt 2.0, Chap takes us deeper into their world, helping us to better understand not only our own kids but also all young people."--Ronnie Lott, former All-Pro NFL defensive back, and Karen Lott, children's advocate

"As parents of teenagers and as a family deeply invested in developing the leadership potential of young men and women, my wife and I recognize in Hurt 2.0 what we have been seeing and sensing but haven't been able to name. Chap Clark's research has helped us to understand what kids today are experiencing and how we can create a better present and a brighter future for our youth."--Eric McAfee, Silicon Valley entrepreneur; venture capitalist; chairman, McAfee Capital

"The expanded and updated version of Chap Clark's Hurt, this book is a must-read for parents and youth ministry workers who want to serve students with the utmost effectiveness. Clark does an excellent job blending the research on the actions and behaviors of teenagers, what impacts their lives, what many of them are thinking, and whom they are most likely to listen to. Any concerned parent, senior pastor or youth ministry leader who wants to understand 'the world beneath,' which our teenagers live in, should have a copy of this book and review it with your spouse or ministry teams."--Outreach

"This book's findings are valuable, but perhaps the most revealing, at least to a non-academic reader, are excerpts from some of the more than 1,000 notes Clark received from teachers and students while substitute-teaching. . . . This book is best for adults who interact with teenagers on a professional, daily basis--especially youth workers, counselors, and teachers."--Christy Pitney, CBA Retailers + Resources

"This book would be good for someone who wants to work with middle-school or high-school kids and understand their issues, or someone who might be able to talk with parents of hurt kids. It would be great for self-focused, busy, neglectful parents who push their children into a world they are not prepared to handle, and parents of angry and destructive kids."--Lisa Carlier, The Lamplighter

"A fantastic academic study on understanding adolescents and their world. . . . Clark gives detailed analysis of the important issues of peers, school, family, sport, sex, busyness and stress, ethics and morality, partying, gaming and social networking and on kids at the margins. The advice given on these areas are hugely helpful and I fully advise parents who do not understand, or fear they will not understand their adolescents, to read Hurt 2.0. . . . There are some simple things we as adults can do to be the kind of adults adolescents need in their lives. Hurt 2.0 provides background and a way forward for those needing to know how to nurture an increasingly distant adolescent culture."--Callum Iles, Insights

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