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New! Website Translation Tool

New! Website Translation Tool

We are happy to announce that the iTeenchallenge.org website now has a language-translation tool. This means you can choose to view the website in 20 different languages. Just go to the language bar in the upper right to choose the language you would like to use to navigate the website. iTeenchallenge.org, our staff training, curriculum and resource website, has well over 3,000 items available for free download. We currently have items available in 19 different languages. One of the most popular items on our website is the GSNL Group Studies curriculum translations. The most recent course available is the Growing Through Failure course in Vietnamese. Take a few minutes and check out the amazing content on our website. If you have any questions or suggestions, contact our Curriculum Director, Gregg Fischer at...
The Need for Training Phase -Level 2 Group Studies

The Need for Training Phase -Level 2 Group Studies

By Gregg Fischer, Curriculum Director, Global Teen Challenge It can be very distressing to hear of students that did not complete the program, or one that completed, graduated and then relapsed. What could we have done differently?  I want to address the importance of having Training Phase Group Studies (months 5-12) to prepare our students for success after graduating from the program.A Little HistoryWhen I first started working with Teen Challenge, most centers operated as induction centers where they would receive students and disciple them for 4-6 months before sending them to a training center where they would continue another 8-10 months to complete the program. The first 4-6 months, the induction phase, is where the students would go through the 14 GSNC/GSNL classes as well as several basic contracts of the PSNC/PSNL material. In the training center, they had a strong, developed curriculum to continue the discipleship process and prepare the students for a successful life after the program. What Happened?As new centers have opened and others have transitioned to a one-year program model, the curriculum has not always transitioned as well or has been phased out altogether. As a result, students are missing much of the valuable training they need before they reenter society. Develop your own training phase/Level 2 Group StudiesSince the Teen Challenge family does not have a curriculum for level 2 Group Studies, you get the opportunity to create and personalize your own. As discipleship is part of our DNA, we need to keep in mind that we are not a Bible school, so we want to keep the courses relevant and practical for...
Enabling

Enabling

Are you offering the wrong kind of help to your loved ones? A study guide at the end can be used for personal…
Overcoming Depression

Overcoming Depression

When you want to help a loved one–Overcoming Depression. What are some of the basic starting places in offering help to someone who is struggling with depression? Available in English and Portuguese.