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  […]

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.

Article October 28, 2010

Bullying Resources

Bullying goes against the teachings of Jesus Christ, and the General Rules of the Methodist Church.  Sadly, today, it is likely that all  […]