The church has traditionally been concerned with the education and faith formation of children. These are important and ongoing concerns. However, in today’s world this emphasis on religious education is insufficient when it fails to recognise the wholeness of the child, when it fails to take into account emotional health and wellbeing.
As a response to the horror exposed through the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse there is a surge of concern for the safety and care of children. This book offers practical ideas that can move our interest beyond the minimum idea of safety and education into a wider vision of nurture and pastoral care for children.
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About the Author
Table of Contents
The Importance of Children
What is our Ministry with Children?
Grief and Loss
Trauma and Transition Issues for Children
The Church Responding to Community Disaster
Understanding Healthy Development
Understanding Mental Health Issues
Care for the Carer