The coronavirus is here for a while. We hope that you listened to medical professionals throughout this time and took care of yourself, your loved ones, and your community. This extra post we are doing is a request of a couple of youth pastors who want to have resources they can give to their congregation. Please use these as you need.
- The Youth Worker’s Guide to Helping Teenagers in Crisis
When youth work becomes crisis managers. Anyone who stays in youth ministry for a while will encounter significant crises. Family break-ups, substance abuse, sexual assault, eating disorders, cutting, suicide, gun violence But without proper and immediate care, crises like these can cause years of emotional pain and spiritual scarring in students.
- How Can Pastors Refer Someone To Counseling?
If you are worried that the individual or family is struggling with too much anxiety you do not feel equipped to manage, check this article out on how to refer someone to a counselor and follow up with the individual.
- Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease
A resource by The National Child Traumatic Stress Network. Provides information for parents and caregivers about infectious disease outbreaks in your community. Knowing important information about the outbreak and learning how to be prepared can reduce stress and help calm likely anxieties. This resource will help parents and caregivers think about how an infectious disease outbreak might affect their family— both physically and emotionally—and what they can do to help their family cope.
- Gathering Together In The Time of Social Distancing by KeyMinistry
The world is becoming a whole lot smaller for all of us amid social distancing. If you are a social butterfly like I am, this has already been hard, and it’s not even been a week. So. Hard. For those of us who get the blues when alone, this is going to be a long few months.
- Seven Ways To Support Kids With Anxiety About Coronavirus by KeyMinistry
What can parents do to support the mental health of their kids amidst talk of the coronavirus in the weeks and months ahead? Here are seven ideas.
- How Your Church Can Communicate To Your Congregation by ChurchMag
We are not the first to talk about this, our friends at ChurchMag have several articles I’m showing. This article is an email response you may want to take on how to communicate going to livestream that not only reduces worry but points out reasoning.
- A Very Basic COVID19 Response Checklist For Your Church by ChurchMag
If you are worried you are missing anything in your church’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, here are more things you may want to consider.
- 7-Day Coronavirus Prayer Guide by LifeWay
Here is the very self-explanatory prayer guide during all of this upheaval.