Trauma and Pastoral Care
A practical handbook
Available for pre-order. Publication date: 30/06/2021.
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Paperback / softback
Publisher: Canterbury Press Norwich
Number of Pages: 128
Width: 13.5 cm
Height: 21.6 cm
This handbook is for ministers and lay leaders who are faced with leading an individual or a church community through a traumatic event and its aftermath. It arises out of the Tragedy and Congregations Project which helps churches to respond in a healthy way to the impact of tragedies, local and global, through training in good practice, careful reflection, and personal resilience. *Part One, The Traumatized Individual, examines the physical and mental impact of trauma, and offers and a rapid response pastoral toolkit and guidance on appropriate continuing care. *Part Two offers pastoral and liturgical strategies for collective trauma that affects a whole congregation or communities and suggests 'habits of the heart' that will build resilience. *Part Three reflects on the challenging theological questions that arise and the emergence of deeper, more nuanced understandings of God. *Part Four offers guidance on caring for the carers.