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Tag Archives: Hidden Disabilities
It’s the hidden disabilities that keep kids out of church
The study found that the children most likely to be excluded from church are those with autism spectrum disorders and common mental health conditions – anxiety, depression, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder and ADHD. Continue reading
Posted in Autism, Hidden Disabilities, Inclusion, Key Ministry, Mental Health, Strategies Tagged ADHD, Andrew Whitehead, anxiety, Autism, children's ministry, church attendance, Depression, Disability Ministry, Hidden Disabilities, Key Ministry, mental health and the church, mental health ministry resources, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Special Needs Ministry, youth ministry Leave a comment
How a hidden disability kept one family from church
Some friends in a like-minded ministry have produced a wonderful video that illustrates the challenges one family impacted by a hidden disability experienced in maintaining their involvement at church. Continue reading
Going to church as a family on Christmas
Our mission is successful when all families have the opportunity for memories of attending church together to form the foundation of their Christmas traditions. Continue reading
Posted in Families, Key Ministry, Stories Tagged Christmas, church, Disability Ministry, family, Hidden Disabilities, Inclusion, Key Ministry 2 Comments
Seven things I learned from our first 1,000 blog posts…
On the occasion of our thousandth post, I’ll share the seven most important takeaways I’ve gained since starting this journey with you in the summer of 2010. Continue reading
Posted in Adoption, Advocacy, Key Ministry, Mental Health, PTSD, Resources Tagged Adoption, children's ministry, Church4EveryChild, Disability Ministry, Gillian Marchenko, Hidden Disabilities, Inclusion, Jeff Davidson, Jolene Philo, Key Ministry, mental illness, Mike Woods, PTSD, Shannon Dingle, special needs, Stephen Grcevich MD, student ministry, trauma 4 Comments
Do You Feel Like You’ve Achieved Dr. Mom Status?
Barb shares personal phases of study and comprehension to raising our children with challenges. Are you a Dr. Mom? Continue reading
Posted in Advocacy, Parents Tagged Hidden Disabilities Leave a comment
Do genes associated with ADHD and depression predispose to success?
I observed that a disproportionate number of church leaders, especially senior pastors-met the criteria for having ADHD. Continue reading
Posted in ADHD, Depression, Leadership, Mental Health Tagged ADHD, Adoption, Depression, entrepreneurs, genetics, Hidden Disabilities, Key Ministry, leadership traits, mental illness, pastors 2 Comments
Creating a more supportive church culture…one congregation’s journey…
We are in the beginning stages, but perhaps the most beautiful firstfruits have been watching the healing that goes both ways when parents who have been on the journey longer come alongside those who are just beginning to deal with these struggles. The support brings a sense of greater purpose to parents sharing what they have learned with others.
Posted in Advocacy, Families, Hidden Disabilities, Key Ministry, Parents, Stories, Strategies Tagged ADHD, Bonnie Lyn Smith, Calvary Chapel Chelmsford, Disability Ministry, disability ministry innovation, focus groups, Hidden Disabilities, Inclusion, mental illness, mood disorders, sensory integration, Special Needs Ministry, support groups 1 Comment
Expert tips on teaching kids with ADHD…
Why should parents of kids with ADHD bother going through all the hard work and effort to make it to church each week and to worship with others? Continue reading
Posted in ADHD, Families, Hidden Disabilities, Key Ministry, Mental Health, Spiritual Development, Strategies Tagged ADDitude Magazine, ADHD, children's ministry, Disability Ministry, Hidden Disabilities, homeschoolers, Inclusion, Karen Sunderhaft, Key Ministry, student ministry, Sunday School teachers, teaching tips 4 Comments
Do some disabilities predispose individuals for leadership?
I thought I’d share links to a couple of excellent articles for your reading pleasure that postulate specific advantages to two hidden disabilities in the formation of successful leaders. Continue reading
Kimberlie Zakarian…When an invisible disability meets pediatric bipolar disorder
During those times, not one person from the church we were at came to visit or pray with me. My guess is that they perhaps did not know how to handle mental illness. Walking those early years alone as a parent of a child with bipolarity led to depression and trauma on my part. This is the trauma many parents of children with hidden disabilities endure. Continue reading