Volunteer Training ManualExpanding the reach of chaplaincy without pulling on the purse strings is on every director’s mind. Engaging volunteers whether lay or clergy can be the answer; however for this approach to work, effective volunteers need to have a baseline training on rules of the game.
First Response Chaplaincy Training ManualDrawing on national expertise in the fields of first response, emergency, and disaster chaplaincy and volunteer management, this manual is a resource to train individuals in a number of key areas. This 145-page printed manual includes a range of teaching tools and learning activities to ensure that all learning styles are accommodated. It can be used with large or small groups to enhance the development of skills and the provision of first response spiritual care.
Hospice & Palliative Care Chaplaincy: What Everyone Should KnowThis white paper provides extensive evidence-based guidance for hospice and palliative care organizations seeking to determine the value that Board Certified Chaplains bring to their patients, family members, the medical team, and their organization. The authors present compelling evidence that comprehensive spiritual care is best provided by professional chaplains who have undergone Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) and certification by a major national certifying body.
Hospice Spiritual Care Leadership: Developing A Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care Education DepartmentThis white paper is a call for Board Certified Chaplains to be hired into leadership roles at hospice organizations. The authors envision a Department of Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care Education (DCSCE) within hospice to foster the integration of spiritual care widely, to oversee compassionate interventions of staff support, and to deploy a network of caregivers for patient and family support. With a seasoned spiritual leader at the helm, the DCSCE will consider spiritual care to be a key component in providing holistic care and will ensure that quality spiritual care is provided to all persons.