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Monthly Archives: May 2014
Want to be a online worship host?
Worship hosts play a critical role at Front Door. Continue reading
Posted in Key Ministry, Strategies, Training Events Tagged Disability Ministry, Front Door, Inclusion, Key Ministry, Nils Smith, online church, Training, worship hosts Leave a comment
Observations from a Christian Psychiatrist…Elliot Rodger and the Santa Barbara Killings
We know that vulnerable kids experience enormous harm from harsh words and bullying, and our schools and institutions have appropriately taken steps to protect them. But what about protecting vulnerable kids from the impact of the highly sexualized culture in which we live? I’ve treated a number of kids in recent years who exhibit the effects of trauma resulting from exposure to sexual material or situations fairly common to daily life.
Treatment doesn’t eliminate the need for ongoing support…
Clearly, good treatment can help the vast majority of kids and families impacted by mental illness. But treatment doesn’t always work as well as we would hope in the fallen, messed-up world we live in. And families need our support through every step of their journey. Continue reading
Posted in ADHD, Advocacy, Anxiety Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Families, Key Ministry, Mental Health, Strategies Tagged anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, chronic illness, church, Depression, Disability Ministry, Inclusion, Key Ministry, mental illness, Stephen Grcevich MD, support, treatment Leave a comment
Families impacted by mental illness crave support from their church…
The study points out a crying need on the part of families impacted by mental illness for help and support through their local church to facilitate inclusion and spiritual growth. Continue reading
Why are thousands of toddlers receiving ADHD medication?
Why would a two or three year old NEED medication for ADHD?
Posted in ADHD, Advocacy, Families, Key Ministry Tagged ADHD, Centers For Disease Control, medication, neglect, New York Times, preschoolers, toddlers, trauma Leave a comment
Putting the pieces together…Guest blogger Kathleen Bolduc
Where do we go for solace? For rest and refreshment? For an infilling of joy? We know where to find those things for our kids, but where do we find them for ourselves? Continue reading
If churches knew how many people mental illness impacts, they’d be more interested in reaching them
The segment of the population impacted by disability, especially families impacted by mental illness, trauma and developmental disabilities, would in my mind represent the ultimate “low-hanging fruit” for local churches Continue reading
The secret to launching a missional special needs ministry
But BIG is not always better…or most effective for creating a missional movement into the disability community. Continue reading
This Week at The Front Door…May 11-17, 2014
As we begin our fourth week of offering church for families of kids with disabilities at The Front Door, we’re expanding our worship schedule to four evenings per week. Continue reading
Posted in Resources Tagged disabilities, families, Inclusion, Key Ministry, online church, The Front Door Leave a comment
Thinking differently about kids and mental illness…
One of the challenges in understanding the epidemic of mental illness in kids is that conditions such as anxiety disorders and ADHD may be disabling in some environments, but not others. Continue reading