Monthly Archives: September 2013

Belong to Believe…Libby Peterson

We need a new paradigm to reach those families OUTSIDE the church whose lives are shaped by the special needs of their child. We must find ways to BUILD relationships, enter each other’s realities and BRING them into some expression of Christian community – inviting them to BELONG so that they might come to BELIEVE. Continue reading

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Viewing Mental Illness Through the Eyes of Faith…Inclusion Fusion Library

Matt’s presentation will help equip you and your church to effectively minister and support those living with mental illness. Continue reading

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Trauma and Kids…a look at the numbers

The National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence was a Federally-funded survey of 4,549 children between the ages of 0-17, conducted during 2008. Here are some of the key findings…
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Why is trauma more traumatizing for some kids?

Today, we’ll take a look at risk factors for PTSD in kids following a potentially traumatic event… Continue reading

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One Odd Duck…Introducing Carlyle King

My challenge to my fellow Christians is this: Reach out and reconnect with our missing parts. Help them find that place where they honor God by functioning as they were made. Recognize that, if they don’t seem to fit, you may be the part needing adjustment. Continue reading

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PTSD and Kids With Special Needs…Inclusion Fusion Library

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental disorder most commonly associated with combat veterans that also affects children with special needs. Jolene will discuss six common myths and misconceptions about PTSD in children. Continue reading

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The unchurched…Churches don’t welcome people with mental illness

We likely have a minimum of 25 million adults with mental illness who don’t attend church. If the majority of those 25 million adults believe they won’t be welcomed at church, WE HAVE A REALLY BIG PROBLEM.
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The many types of childhood trauma

As we launch into a series on trauma, a good place to start might be to define what exactly constitutes trauma? Continue reading

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Sun Shine Down…An interview with Gillian Marchenko

What I’ve learned through parenting kids with Down syndrome, what I think I probably knew cerebrally as a believer but now relay on concretely, is my daily need for God. There’s just no way I can parent without him. Continue reading

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Loss and Grief in Parenting Children with Special Needs…Inclusion Fusion Library

We’ll start our series with a video from a well-known author…and our guest blogger for this weekend-Gillian Marchenko. Gillian spoke on the topic Loss and Grief in Parenting Children with Special Needs for Inclusion Fusion 2012. Continue reading

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