NACM Members: A VERY INSIGHTUL & HELPFUL FREE RESOURCE
The Christian HUMANITARIAN DISASTER INSTITUTE associated with Wheaton College (long time solid Christian college) has published a free downloadable booklet for use in ministering: HELPING CHILDREN COPE WITH TRAUMATIC EVENTS
“Helping Children Cope with Traumatic Events was developed in response to the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. This booklet provides practical guidance for caregivers—including parents, family members, teachers, clergy, and volunteers—on how to help support children after a traumatic event.
This booklet provides readers with an overview of common reactions to violent acts, including a breakdown of common signs and symptoms by age. Concrete steps for caring for children’s emotional and spiritual needs in the wake of a traumatic event are also provided.
We hope this resource, based on years of experience, is useful to you at this time. Feel free to share with family and friends.”
They have generously made this available to any Christian minister, chaplain or worker who would benefit from it. Here’s how to obtain it:
- Link to online location: https://www.wheaton.edu/media/humanitarian-disaster-institute/hdi-files/Helping-Children-Cope-with-Traumatic-Events.pdf?mc_cid=45dae8ae3f&mc_eid=e9a1fa60ca
- Or, upload this PDF version of it: file:///media/fuse/drivefs-7de896a97a0e1235d674a79a961bdea1/root/Helping-Children-Cope-with-Traumatic-Events.pdf
The HUMANITARIAN DISASTER INSTITUTE has graciously welcomed the NACM Chaplaincy Program to partake of their wonderful resources for ministering to hurting people!
– Exec Elder Rev Rodger Niemeier, Chaplaincy Program Director