More Specialized Ministries

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Racialized Trauma Course
This online course explains racialized trauma that stays in the body, especially as it relates to Black people, White people, police, and communities.
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Caring for Wellbeing of Older Adults during COVID-19
This list provides ideas for coordinating care and connection for senior adults during COVID-19.
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Coping with Crisis: Webinars for Youth
These recorded events support youth ministry leaders and parents during COVID-19 with advice from the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry.
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Leadership and Grief: A Conversation for Pastors
This webinar provides models of grief and lament, coping mechanisms, leadership on trauma care, and considerations unique to the African American experience.
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Spiritual First Aid
This resource hub combines faith and psychology to empower you to care for others from a distance.
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Amid Pandemic, The Way We Talk About Death is Changing
This heartfelt article describes how end-of-life care givers adapt their practices during COVID-19 to help people come to terms with loss.
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Trauma and Healing Institute Resources
These downloadable resources support congregational mental health, especially in response to collective trauma such as COVID-19.
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EmPOWERED to Serve
This online platform by the American Heart Association reduces health disparities and supports local solutions to health justice issues, specifically with minorities and multicultural communities.
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Curriculum Evaluation Tool
This article suggests ways to discern if a particular faith formation curriculum is a good fit for your congregation.
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Giving a Life Meaning: How to Lead Funerals, Memorial Services, and Celebrations of Life
This book provides practical tools for anyone leading a funeral service for the first time.
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Resources for Community- and Faith-Based Leaders
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers emergency planning guidelines and current information for congregations.
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How to Care for the Elderly Without Putting them at Risk of Coronavirus
In this article, the chief medical officer at AARP offers advice for common COVID-19 questions and how to support elderly loved ones.
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