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Pediatric bipolar resources for church staff, volunteers and families
Here are four resources I’d recommend highly to anyone looking to learn more about bipolar disorder in children and teens: Continue reading
How the Church Can Help Families of Kids With Bipolar Disorder
Not every kid has to come to church to be ministered to by the church. Parents have far more time and opportunity to influence their children than the church does. Parents of a child with bipolar disorder are more likely to know the best strategies for communicating with them in different mood states. Continue reading
Posted in Bipolar Disorder, Inclusion, Key Ministry, Mental Health, Ministry Environments, Strategies Tagged Bipolar Disorder, children's ministry, church, Disability Ministry, inclusion ministry, mental health ministry, pediatric bipolar disorder, Special Needs Ministry, spiritual development, student ministry, youth ministry 3 Comments
How might bipolar disorder affect church participation and spiritual development?
It’s more likely in our practice that a family of a child with an autism spectrum disorder will be involved with church than a family of a child with bipolar disorder. Continue reading
Posted in Bipolar Disorder, Families, Hidden Disabilities, Key Ministry, Mental Health, Spiritual Development Tagged children's mental health, children's ministry, church, Gary Sweeten, Key Ministry, mental health ministry, pediatric bipolar disorder, spiritual development, student ministry 2 Comments
What Challenges do Families of Kids With Bipolar Disorder Face?
During a severe mood episode, kids or teens with bipolar disorder have problems with emotional self-regulation that are unimaginable to those who have never been through the experience. Continue reading
What Challenges Do Kids With Bipolar Disorder Face?
With rare exceptions, kids want to be good. They want their parents to approve of them. They want other kids to like them and want to be with them. They want to be normal. Continue reading
What are the Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens?
Jesus was into lost sheep. See Matt 18:12-14. If he saw value in pursuing the one lost sheep (the child or teen with bipolar disorder) out of a hundred maybe we should too? Continue reading
Pediatric Bipolar Disorder: A Guide for Children’s and Youth Pastors and Volunteers
I’m going to present a six-part series to help children’s pastors, youth pastors and ministry volunteers better understand and serve kids with bipolar disorder and their families. Continue reading