ABOUT THE BOOK
Do you know a kid or teen dealing with anxiety or depression, or thoughts of suicide? Do you sense a child might be struggling with something, but you just can’t put it into words? Maybe you’re a youth pastor or small group leader wondering how to help kids who are facing despair.
Not knowing how to help those dealing with difficult emotions can leave us feeling intimidated, powerless, and discouraged. It can be scary.
But there is hope. You can take comfort in knowing you can help.
Whether you are a parent or a leader or teacher who works with kids or teenagers, Seen will help you:
- Understand how the brain works when someone is in despair
- Learn why some of the things you’d think would help sometimes make matters worse
- Discover simple yet powerful tools you can use every day to connect with a kid or teenager to help them heal
A beautiful convergence of faith and psychology, Seen is a quick read that uses both scientific dialogue and real life stories to give you—and the kids you love—hope.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
“At a time when teen suicidality, self-harm, depression, and anxiety are higher than ever, Seen is just the right gift at just the right time for just the right people… Immerse yourself in the depth and simplicity of this book, and you can become even better at giving youth the love and grace they so desperately need.”
—John Sommers-Flanagan, PhD, Professor of Counseling, University of Montana and author of Clinical Interviewing and Suicide Assessment and Treatment Planning: A Strengths-Based Approach
“It’s hard to think of a more important topic than this. If you need a lifeline for a kid who got swept up in the hopelessness of 2020, pick up Seen.”
—Jon Acuff, New York Times bestselling author of Soundtracks: The Surprising Solution to Overthinking
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ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Will Hutcherson has been working with teens for over 15 years as a next gen/youth pastor and speaker. He trains and develops ministry leaders as well as coaches other pastors around the country. In addition to speaking to thousands of teenagers in public schools across the country, he speaks at events like Orange Conference, Orange Tour, and Florida Business Professionals of America Student Leadership Conference. The founder of Curate Hope, Will is passionate about finding practical ways to bring hope to kids and teens who are facing increasing amounts of anxiety, depression, and despair. Will lives in Florida with his wife, Arianne, and their three kids.
Chinwé Williams is a board-certified counselor (NCC), certified professional counselors supervisor (CPCS), and a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of Georgia. She has worked in the area of counseling for over 15 years and counselor education and training for 10 years. Dr. Williams is a speaker, a published journal author, and has taught at several universities. She has served as a college and high school counselor, group facilitator, and executive coach, and currently works as a therapist and consultant in education, non-profit, faith-based, and corporate work settings. She has a growing private practice in Roswell, Georgia, serving adolescents, young adults, individuals, and families.