Jacqueline Champier, a counselling psychologist, has just released her first book – “Issues of the Heart – Counseling for Teens and Young Adults”. The book comes on the back of a study which revealed that half of Jamaica’s teen girls were forced to have sex, and 94 per cent of adolescent pregnancies were unplanned.
The book is a compilation of questions and answers to challenging issues facing young people today, and addresses four main areas – abortion, relationships, family problems and finance. The book launch took place yesterday, December 21, at the headquarters of the West Indies Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
It is expected that it will soon be available in bookstores and nutrition centres islandwide.
Some review highlights:
- It provides mature Christian guidance for various issues that young people today may be grappling with
- It is not only a book for young people, but also for parents and guardians who are faced with many of these questions from them
- It is also a useful guide for teachers and guidance counsellors
- Young people will find that the questions and answers in this book are practical and relevant to their everyday life