My Weekly Reader…September 19, 2014

BPCOverwhelmed by all the information coming at you?In this week’s Weekly Reader, I’ll share some features that caught my eye over the last week. The Weekly Reader is meant to be a two-way feature! See something that our team at Key Ministry missed? Something we should read? Post it in the “Comments” section below for all of our readers to enjoy!

Science/Medicine:

Mental disorders are responsible for nearly a quarter of all years lived with disability worldwide. Despite the presence of cost-effective, evidence-based treatments, getting treatment to people who need it fails to be a high priority. A look at The Unconscionable Gap Between What We Know and What We Do

Disability Ministry:

Jeff Davidson from Rising Above Ministries has another excellent post…Top Ten Church Myths About Special Needs Ministry.

My colleague Barb Dittrich reminds us of the challenges faced by the families ministered to by churches we serve in 5 Ordinary Things That Aren’t So Ordinary for Families With Special Needs.

Ellen-casualI had the pleasure of brainstorming ministry ideas for a couple of hours in a videoconference earlier this week with Ellen Stumbo. I think all of us will want to meet Ellen’s daughter after reading My Daughter’s Disability Is Not a Tragedy.

Christianity:

The Adrian Peterson child abuse case has resulted in criticism of the church for encouraging corporal punishment. How should the church respond?

Culture:

There continue to be arguments about what constitutes “settled science,” but the evidence that children do better when they’re raised by their biological father and mother in a married family is so compelling, an argument can be made that persisting in denial of the obvious is cruel and abusive.

Black_Cara_smallWe had a great response to this past week’s training with Dr. Cara Daily on spiritual development in kids with autism. Jolene Philo joins us at our Front Door Online Church platform this coming Thursday (September 25th) at 12:00 PM Eastern to discuss PTSD in kids with special needs. Colleen Swindoll- Thompson will be with us for our first Parent Chat on Thursday at 8:30 PM Eastern. We have online worship  this week on Sunday, Monday and Wednesday evenings. Cara’s videos remains available on Front Door daily through October 4th.

Thanks to all who prayed for our Google Grant application! We were approved this week. The $10,000/month in free online advertising that accompanies the grant will be invaluable in expanding the number of churches able to discover our training and participate in November’s Inclusion Fusion Web Summit!

About Dr. G

Dr. Stephen Grcevich serves as President and Founder of Key Ministry, a non-profit organization providing free training, consultation, resources and support to help churches serve families of children with disabilities. Dr. Grcevich is a graduate of Northeastern Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), trained in General Psychiatry at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at University Hospitals of Cleveland/Case Western Reserve University. He is a faculty member in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at two medical schools, leads a group practice in suburban Cleveland (Family Center by the Falls), and continues to be involved in research evaluating the safety and effectiveness of medications prescribed to children for ADHD, anxiety and depression. He is a past recipient of the Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Dr. Grcevich was recently recognized by Sharecare as one of the top ten online influencers in children’s mental health. His blog for Key Ministry, www.church4everychild.org was ranked fourth among the top 100 children's ministry blogs in 2015 by Ministry to Children.
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One Response to My Weekly Reader…September 19, 2014

  1. Ann Holmes says:

    Soooooooo exciting!

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