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Pastoral Care: Young Adults & Adults

hotlines, guidelines and crisis intervention contacts; and support for pastoral care for children, tweens, teens, families, differently abled persons, elders and folks with memory concerns; including mindfulness, personal care and volunteer support


Welcome to The Ministry Lab's curated list of resources to help caregivers and parents engage children in conversations around grief and trauma. Here you'll find:

  • Books & Downloads
  • Blogs, Podcasts & Articles
  • Websites & Curricula
  • Judicatory and Other Denominational Resources

See also our Contemplative & Mental Health Practices for Children & Youth and/or Hope & Resilience guides for developing self-awareness and tools for navigating distress, anxiety, and trauma.

If you don't find a resource to fit your need, don't hesitate to consult with The Ministry Lab's director, Rev. Emily Meyer, who is happy to assist you.

Books & Downloads

All Our Griefs to Bear     Beside Still Waters: Favorite Prayers, Poems, and Scriptures to Calm the Soul     Call Us What We Carry by Amanda Gorman     Finding Refuge by Michelle Cassandra Johnson          From Dry Bones to Living Hope     From the Depths: Prayers for Grieving the Loss of a Partner                    How Not to Be Afraid: Seven Ways to Live When Everything Seems Terrifying          Picture of Not Forsaken     Not Quite Fine     Pandemic Prayers     Book - Paperback     To My Beloveds: Letters on Faith, Race, Loss, and Radical Hope     Transforming Loneliness: Deepening Our Relationships with God and Others  When We Feel Alone: Graham, Ruth, Lambert, Cindy: 9780801094279: Books     Oneing: Trauma ~ PDF Download          

Blogs, Podcasts & Articles

Poetry Unbound: incorporate poetry into a personal or group contemplative practice, worship/liturgical element, or fodder for small group discussions among tweens, teens and/or adults.

Listen to the trailer and subscribe on Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle PodcastsOvercast, or wherever you listen.

New York Times contributor Adam Grant affirms, There's a Name for the Blah You're Feeling: It's Called Languishing

Consider how "languishing" might speak to your experience as well as the members of communities you work with

Websites & Curricula

iBme's website is informative. Retreats and courses may be life-changing. 

What's Your Grief? Offers resources for coping with the death of particular family members or friends; online grief support courses; CEU for care-givers; and options for sharing personal grief.

Judicatory & Other Denominational Resources

shares several resources about well-being in Covid-19 times, including this list geared toward caring for Youth, Young Adults, & Parents.