Pastoral Care for Children

Living & Loving: Life Together as Christ’s Family
– a series of informal gatherings
facilitator: Deacon Jean Hite

Children’s Spirituality and Pastoral Care.

Among the books we’ll look at as a starting point for discussion is
The Fall of Freddie the Leaf   by Leo Buscaglia (pub. Slack Inc.).

Resources used for discussion of Children’s Pastoral Care:

Children’s Books:

Buscaglia, Leo.  The Fall of Freddie the Leaf: A Story of Life for All Ages.  Thorofare, NJ:   Slack Incorporated, 1982.

Bahr, Mary.  Illustrated by Karen A. Jerome. If Nathan Were HereGrand Rapids:  Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2000.

Bahr, Mary, and Cunningham, David. The Memory BoxPark Ridge, IL:  Albert Whitman & Company, 1992.

Brown, Laurie Krasny, and Brown, Marc.  Dinosaurs DivorceNashville:  Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 1988.

Bergren, Lisa Tawn and Bryant, Laura J.  God Gave Us TwoColorado Springs:  WaterBrook Press, 2001.  (In the series God Gave us You, God Gave us Love, God Gave us Christmas, God Gave us the World, God Gave us so Much, et. al.)

Hodge, John and Aitken, SusanFinding Grandpa Everywhere: A Young Child Discovers Memories of a Grandparent.  Omaha, Ne.: Centering Corporation, 1998.

Moll, Roger KSleepless Nights: The First Ten YearsNashville:  Keller Publishing, 2007.

Online Resources for Children, Death and Grieving:

The Dougy Center.

The Bill of Rights of Grieving Teens (The Dougy Center)

A Day in Myakka (The Dougy Center)

Talking to Children about Death

Helping Younger People Cope with Cancer Deaths and Funerals

Children’s Understanding of Death  (includes perceptions by age levels)

Various Hospice Articles related to children and teens

Explaining Death to Children

Helping Grandchildren Deal with Grief

Online Resources – Divorce

Banana Splits

PBS Kids – It’s My Life

Dealing with Divorce (YouTube)

Single Parent Children Bill of Rights

Online Resources – Bullying

PBS Kids:  Bullying

Stop Bullying Now

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