Parkhurst Brothers

Ted Parkhurst, President



 Category:  Character formation/Mentoring

ISBN: 978-1-62491-036-4
224 pages - Size: 6 x 9

E-Book Price: $14.50


Dancing at the Crossroads: A Guide for Caregivers in At-Risk Youth Programs
Lorna McDonald Czarnota

Addressing Caregivers who work with At-Risk Youth in need of character formation

The second title in a suite of programming tools based upon traditional and original stories to help troubled teens in need of character formation and re-formation. Czarnota’s work is also used in general classrooms and youth activities to undergird healthy character formation in the pre-teen and teen years. Mentoring teens can be a wild dance. As adults we count and measure our movements but teens create their own music and their own steps, they dance to the cycle of adolescent change in an effort to become one of us, though they would never admit that.

“Whether you are a provider of emotional support to another, a person in need of guidance, or someone who just wants to understand the power of story, Lorna’s thoughtful, sensitive guide won’t disappoint you. Long overdue in the field of healing story, Lorna’s deep research and thoughtful application of story provides what so many of us have been waiting for to guide us forward.”
Lani Peterson, Psy.D, Co-chair, Healing Story Alliance, Andover MA

Lorna Czarnota has developed theories, stories and activities for professionals that have been used by me for several years with great success. The step by step outlines for group work in the Practitioner’s Guide have proven invaluable to me.”
Susan McCullough, M.A., M.Ed., National Board Certified School Counselor (U.S.), School Counselor, Leipzig International School, Leipzig, Germany

"This body of work by Lorna Czarnota, compiled over fifteen years in practice using story to reach at-risk youth, is a long time coming and will prove invaluable to caregivers, practitioners and storytellers. Lorna includes everything that might be needed to work one-on-one or with groups of youth, and has taken great care to focus on compassion and understanding in her work with this population."
Allison M. Cox, MA Counseling Psychology, Graduate Certificate in Public Health, co-editor and contributor to the Healing Heart books. State of Washington