The Role of the Adult Volunteer When Youth Turn to Them in Crisis
Volunteers who work with adolescents may be called upon when youth are in serious crisis. In supporting adult volunteers who work with youth, it is important for youth professionals to be mindful that the youth needs support from the volunteer and the volunteer needs support from the professional. Supporting the adult volunteer involves helping identify appropriate roles and actions. Situations in which youth face a health danger (pregnancy, drug use or abuse) or are keeping the crisis from their parent(s) are discussed. The volunteer must work with the youth to develop a plan for resolving the challenge that faces them.
Russell, S. T. (2001). The Role of the Adult Volunteer When Youth Turn to Them in Crisis. The Journal of Extension, 39(5), Article 16. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol39/iss5/16