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Disaster Spiritual Care, 2nd Ed.

Disaster Spiritual Care, 2nd Ed.Practical Clergy Responses to Community, Regional and National Tragedy

The first comprehensive resource for pastoral care in the face of disaster—a vital resource for clergy, seminarians, pastoral counselors and caregivers of all faith traditions. Updated and expanded! ... more

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The first comprehensive resource for pastoral care in the face of disaster—a vital resource for clergy, seminarians, pastoral counselors and caregivers of all faith traditions. Updated and expanded!

This essential resource for clergy and caregivers integrates the classic foundations of pastoral care with the unique challenges of disaster response on community, regional and national levels.

Offering the latest theological perspectives and tools—along with basic theory and skills from the best disaster response texts, research and concepts—the contributors to this resource are innovators in their fields and represent Christianity, Judaism, Islam and more.

New to this edition are chapters on:

  • N-VOAD Points of Consensus and GuidelinesA Developing Conversation
  • Ethics in Disaster Spiritual Care
  • Assessment
  • Developing a Theological Framework for Providing Disaster Spiritual Care
  • And More

Exploring how spiritual care changes following a disaster, and including a comprehensive explanation of a disaster’s lifecycle, this is the definitive guidebook for counseling not only the victims of disaster but also the clergy and caregivers who are called to service in the wake of crisis.

Rev. Willard W. C. Ashley Sr., MDiv, DMin, DH, a frequent speaker on the topics of leadership development, clergy resiliency and interfaith dialogue, is dean and associate professor of practical...more

Rabbi Stephen B. Roberts, MBA, BCC is the editor of Professional Spiritual & Pastoral Care: A Practical Clergy and Chaplain's Handbook(SkyLights Paths) and associate editor of: An Invitation to...more