I do not know what is in your youth ministry resources library, but I would assume it is probably games, sermons, and maybe some event planning guides. But what I bet is less likely is books on teenage development and how a student's background might effect they're behavior and how they see the world. Now, I know some of you do many student pastors do not have resources like this which leads to a big problem. The problem is that many of us think student's are all cookie cutter and this is far form the truth. We also can tend to label students and assume things about students just form their appearance or first interaction with us. But this is not the right way to go about things. Students are unique and often have many layers because of their past experiences. Therefore we must do two things. We must learn about teens from all backgrounds and situations so that we can better understand teens from a variety of situations. The other thing we must do is build relationships with our students. This way we can get to know them, where they come from and what their needs are. This way we make sure all students are loved, respected, and cared for as they should be regardless of their background and experiences.