Crisis and Trauma


Article September 11, 2017

Trauma Resources for Ministry with Children and Families

There are times when we stand in a place where we need to reassure children that they are safe even when we may not  […]

Webinar August 4, 2016

Preparing for Traumatic Events in the Lives of Children

Events in our world leave many of us wondering how to help children cope with many of life’s inevitable traumatic experiences. We  […]

Article June 17, 2016

UMCOR Relief Supply Kits

Video December 15, 2015

Offering Children and Youth a Voice in Chaos

Melanie Gordon and Chris Wilterdink of Discipleship Ministries discuss disasters, tragedies, and possible response strategies with children and youth. Natural disasters  […]

Article November 18, 2015

Protecting Our Children

Jane P. Ives offers ideas for helping churches and families protect children.

Presentation July 7, 2015

The Church: Children, Race, and Reconciliation

As we help children to wrestle with good and evil in the world, there are a few misunderstandings that are essential to clarify. Children  […]

PDF March 21, 2014

In Times of Pain and Crisis: Helping Children Cope and Heal

Many situations children face cannot be fixed. The pain they face is their journey. Rather than try and fix their pain, the most  […]

Article September 25, 2013

Responding to Children’s Fears

The Psalmist says, "Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me,
 for in you my soul takes refuge; 
in the shadow of  […]

Article March 14, 2011

Eleven Tips for Responding to Children’s Fears and Concerns Following a Disaster

Parents, teachers and caregivers are the key to helping children work through their feelings following a disaster.