Rev. Dr. Chris Haughee has written a wonderful resource for churches. “Bruised Reeds and Smoldering Wicks” is an 8-week study on the intersections between the science of adversity in childhood (ACEs), trauma, and ministry. Suitable for individuals exploring how their faith and the science of brain development, toxic stress, and spiritual formation are connected, this …
According to growingleaders.com, “Growing Leaders is a non-profit organization that partners with schools, colleges, athletic depats. and organizations to develop today’s emerging generation of leaders.”
– There are many free resources available
– Habitudes Youth Ministry Curriculum (There is a cost for the Youth Ministry Programs.)
According to alivetothrive.focusonthefamily.com, Alive to Thrive’s “purpose is to equip you—parents, teachers, and pastors—to help your kids pursue healthy lives and develop resilience in response to difficult times.” This is a suicide prevention program. This is a Christian-based program.
According to PreventionPlusWellness.com, Prevention Plus Wellness is an “Evidence-Based Screening & Brief Substance Use Prevention Interventions Promoting Wellness for Youth & Adults.” “Prevention Plus Wellness In God’s Image is a fully scripted program designed to give teachers, youth leaders, mentors, parents and service providers a quick and easy to use tool to promote spiritually and physically active, healthy and substance use-free lifestyles among adolescents.” There is a cost for this program. This is a Christian-based program.
Helping Faith-Based and Community Leaders Bring Hope and Healing to Our Communities The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has a toolkit segmented into seven areas, which “briefly covers practical ways your community can consider bringing hope and healing to those in need”. More information about the entire toolkit can be found at this …
According to Nar-Anon.org, “The Nar-Anon Family Groups is primarily for those who know or have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction problem of someone very near to you. We have traveled that unhappy road too, and found the answer with serenity and peace of mind.”
According to Al-Anon.org, “Alateen is a place where members come together to: share experiences, strength, and hope with each other to find effective ways to cope with problems, discuss difficulties and encourage one another, help each other understand the principles of the Al-Anon program through the use of the Twelve Steps and Alateen’s Twelve Tradition.”
According to Al-anon.org, “Al-Anon members are people, just like you, who are worried about someone with a drinking problem. . . . Family members have the opportunity to learn from the experiences of others who have faced similar problems.”