Hazing in high school used to be assumed. It used to be a rite of passage into a certain sports team or school club and the idea was simple: do something to initiate (a.k.a. humiliate) new inductees to make them earn their place on the team or the group.
For inmates that are mentally ill, certain things about prison life can actually worsen their mental illness and reformers are calling for changes, specifically changes in regards to how mentally ill prisoners are punished with the prison itself.
Youth Group Resources: Youth sports can get out of control. Unfortunately, it’s usually the parents in the stands who cause trouble. With the spring sports season upon us, here is a story of a parent taking things a little too far.
Youth Ministry Lessons: It’s a clothing trend that continues to offend, affectionately called “saggy pants”. The trend has always offended and now cities throughout the country are taking steps to punish the young men who wear their pants too low.
Youth Ministry Resources: At the height of his career Jayson Williams led the NBA in offensive rebounds. He played in the 1998 NBA All-Star Game. Like so many professional athletes, he had it made in both fame and money. And then things began to go south.
Youth Ministry: When people go to jail for crimes, the thought is that they are being punished for their actions. But when both a mom and dad are spending time in federal prison, what they leave behind can be punishment for innocent children.
Youth Group Resources: When firefighters responded to a call at an apartment complex, they parked the fire truck and got to work, and that is when a young man made a fateful and stupid decision.
Youth Ministry Resources: It’s a story that has shocked parents, educators and students all around the nation. It is the story of a teacher that abused his position as an elementary school teacher to force hundreds of students into inappropriate sexual activity.