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TMPS 7078 Pastoral Care of the Family (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

This course presents specific topics that are important for effective and compassionate pastoral care of families today. We will examine challenging realities that may shape and/or disturb families and lead members to seek pastoral care, such as domestic violence, substance abuse, imprisonment of a family member, grief and loss, and family caregiver stress. We will consider the specific needs of families affected by injustices and harsh difficulties such as poverty and immigrant/refugee status. We will consider the specific roles and strategies of the pastoral caregiver and the faith community in helping families to negotiate challenges and create stability and well-being.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Melissa Kelley

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:


Last Updated: 24-Jun-17