Spiritual Care for Children Living in Specialized Settings: Breathing Underwater

1st Edition

Harold G Koenig, Mickey Friesen

Routledge
Published March 30, 2000
Reference - 170 Pages
ISBN 9780789006301 - CAT# HW13187

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Summary

Do you understand what institutionalized children really need?

Spiritual Care for Children Living in Specialized Settings: Breathing Underwater offers social service staff, child care workers, and youth ministers techniques and methods to create a common language and framework for interventions with children and teens in care facilities. This unique resource will help you design spiritual care programs that will foster good communication and spiritual growth. Spiritual Care for Children Living in Specialized Settings provides you with insights into the dynamics of spirituality and offers practical ways of creating a spiritually nurturing environment for children and teens in a variety of settings.

Spiritual Care for Children Living in Specialized Settings offers social service staff, child care workers, and youth ministers tips and suggestions for implementing spiritual care in your youth care setting, such as:
  • using principles from different religions to teach children about suffering and spiritual growth
  • examining aspects of American culture that support or hinder spiritual growth
  • understanding the condition of spiritual brokenness that often occurs in children living in specialized settings
  • exploring recommendations from children and teens that reveal what helps them gain spiritual growth

    Informative and compelling, Spiritual Care for Children Living in Specialized Settings: Breathing Underwater provides you with resources for learning about a variety of religions to best relate to children in need. This wonderful resource provides you with answers to commonly asked questions to help you promote spirituality and give guidance through understanding and caring. Use it to improve the emotional well-being and quality of life of the children you work with!

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