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Monthly Archives: October 2015
Effective Treatment of PTSD in Children
The earlier children with PTSD are treated, the better. Early treatment means less likelihood of complications from multiple untreated traumas, less time for inappropriate trauma response behaviors to become ingrained habits, and less likelihood of other mental conditions arising from untreated traumas. Though early treatment is best, it is never too late to seek treatment. Continue reading
If we value life, we don’t get to choose which lives we value
I also am saddened by the treatment of those considering abortion or those who have had one or more abortions by those who claim faith. Often, that faith perspective only offers judgment and proclamation of sin with little to no grace or mercy. Continue reading
Posted in Controversies, Key Ministry Tagged abortion, church, Disability Ministry, forgiveness, grace, mercy, pre-born, Pro-Life, Shannon Dingle, Special Needs Ministry 3 Comments
Want an inclusion model for families of kids with mental illness? Come to Louisville!
I’d be delighted if you could join me and several excellent speakers in Louisville, KY on Saturday, November 7 as the Kentucky United Methodist Church Conference on Children’s and Family Ministry sponsors An Inclusive Children’s Ministry, a free, one day conference for children’s leaders and parents to learn how to make ministry to children inclusive of all children.
Posted in Adoption, Advocacy, Families, Key Ministry, Mental Health, Training Events Tagged ADHD, An Inclusive Children's Ministry, anxiety disorders, Asperger's Disorder, children's ministry, church attendance, Family Ministry, free ministry training, Inclusion, Key Ministry, Leanne Hadley, mental illness, ministry conferences, Nancy Newby, Sherri Stover Leave a comment
Childhood PTSD Symptoms in Tots, Teens, and In Between
Symptoms of childhood PTSD change as children mature. Behavioral clues and symptoms in a 2-year-old will be different from those of an 8-year-old, and the 8-year-old’s symptoms may be markedly different from those of an 17-year-old. Continue reading
Posted in PTSD, Resources Tagged abuse, adolescents, children, children's ministry, Does My Child Have PTSD?, Jolene Philo, neglect, PTSD, student ministry, symptoms, trauma 2 Comments
What’s the data about special needs and abortion?
I do think we can say that babies with a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome are nearly twice more likely to be aborted than others. That’s tragic. Continue reading
Our Gospel call to support a culture of life
The church is the embassy of the Kingdom of Christ, and the Kingdom is where the unborn are prayed over, where the widows are visited, where the orphan is adopted, and where the disabled and the “unwanted” are made heirs with Christ of the universe. Continue reading
Posted in Advocacy, Key Ministry, Training Events Tagged 2016 March for Life, abortion, culture of life, Disability Ministry, Emily Colson, ERLC, Evangelicals for Life, Focus on the Family, Key Ministry, physician-assisted suicide, Planned Parenthood, sanctity of life, Shannon Dingle, Southern Baptist Convention, Special Needs Ministry 1 Comment
The Pope’s stop was a pro-life gesture
I want to make the distinction that I am pro-life like the Pope is pro-life – every stage of development, from womb to the tomb. Continue reading
Posted in Advocacy Tagged abortion, Disability Ministry, Pope Francis, Pro-Life, Shannon Dingle, Special Needs Ministry 2 Comments