Pastoral care

10 Guidelines to Pastoral Care During the Coronavirus Outbreak

How can ministers, chaplains, counselors, and educators accompany people pastorally through this valley of anxiety, fear, and death? Here are 10 brief guidelines.

How to Stay Hopeful During Difficult Times

Unemployment, sickness, financial struggles, loss: we all experience hardship at one point or another. In times of overwhelming uncertainty and struggle, it’s natural to feel discouraged.

But having hope and doing your best to say positive can see you through seemingly impossible situations. Research has shown that people who are hopeful often cope more effectively with obstacles, while more pessimistic individuals tend to shut down.

Curious? Here are a few simple ways to stay hopeful during hard times.

Resources from Shauna

Here is a summary of research on social distancing, quarantine, and isolation, as well as
recommendations on how people can cope if asked to take such measures.

New resources from Pastoral Care (updated June 9, 2020)

Pastoral Care and Counseling issued a newsletter filled with resources during this highly stressful time.