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suggested books, and other resources
Pastoral Care General
Recommended by Kristin Witte, Archdiocese of Baltimore
Brumberg, Joan Jacobs, The Body Project: An Intimate History of American Girls
Dykstra, Robert C., Counseling Troubled Youth
Gerkin, Charles, An Introduction to Pastoral Care
Rowatt, Jr., G. Wade, Pastoral Care with
Adolescents in Crisis
National Institute of Mental Health - Free brochures and information on mental health issues including depression and suicide
Crisis Hotline numbers:
National Suicide Prevention Hotlines
1 (800) 273 TALK (8255)
County Crisis Lines:
Ashtabula (800) 577-7849
Columbiana (330) 424-7767
Mahoning (330) 747-2696
Portage (877) 796-3555
Stark (330) 452-6000
Trumbull (330) 393-1565
Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation
"What To Do"
The American Association of Suicidology -
- One of the premier suicide research organizations, the AAS has a wide range of resources on all aspects of suicide. Their web page also contains many links and online resources about suicide. http://www.suicidology.org/
American Federation of Suicide Prevention -
To order AFSP's Teen Suicide Prevention Kit free of charge, call 1-888-333-AFSP, ext. 14, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.afsp.org/
Article by Ron Rolheiser, OMI
Open Video Message to those in Perry Township and area (and perhaps all impacted by teen suicide) -- Thank you, Cara L. for passing this along....
A few things I noted from his message:
~ Can teens trust you?
~ Do you care about the teens you know/work with/see?
~ When a teen needs help, would he/she come to you?
~ How do you encourage young people?
Why? They feel alone...
feel they are a burden...
have a desire for it to end...
they don't want lectured but listened to
IT IS OK TO ASK FOR HELP!
You matter, you are not alone!
Chose life... chose love...
Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" Resources
In April, 2017, Netflix added a 14 episode show (approximately an hour long each) about a teenage girl who leaves 13 audio recorded cassette tapes listing reasons she committed suicide.
The show is graphic and includes a NUMBER of issues that some teens are dealing with, but in a compressed timeframe (as a viewer, as the retrospective is more than a year, but the story line jumps from present to past events and back as each story unfolds on the tapes, it seems compressed for us.)
As resources come available, look here for links.
"13 Reasons Why" Netflix Series: Considerations for Educators:
(from the National Association of School Psychologists)
Thirteen Reasons Why Talking Points
(from Suicide Awareness Voices for Education, SAVE)
and new in May 2018, a "Toolkit" of resources:
13 Reasons Why resource page
(from Conversations on the Fringe (CotF) - an organization seeking creative and innovative ways to bridge the gap between marginalized youth and those entities (particularly families, schools and churches) that serve youth in contemporary society. They offer an episode by episode guide)
“13 Reasons Why” and 13 Important Conversations; Suicide Prevention and Compassion for Struggling Teens
(article from Catholic Link)
Discussing Gun Safety - USCCB Resources
(March 14 National School Walkout)
1. It's Time To Address Gun Violence
(one minute video)
2. A Mercy and Peacebuilding Approach to Gun Violence March 2018
3. News release March 5, 2018:
Domestic Justice and Education Chairmen Urge Concrete Actions to Address Scourge of Gun Violence
4. News release November 7, 2017
Domestic Justice Chairman Urges True Debate on Gun Violence
TEEN DATING ABUSE GLOSSARY TO SHARE:
What is Emotional Abuse/Verbal Abuse?
Non-physical behaviors such as threats, insults, constant monitoring or “checking in,” excessive texting, humiliation, intimidation or isolation.
What is Stalking?
Being repeatedly watched, followed or harassed.
What is Financial Abuse?
Using money or access to accounts to exert power and control over a partner.
What is Physical Abuse?
Any intentional use of physical force with the intent to cause fear or injury, like hitting, shoving, biting, strangling, kicking or using a weapon.
What is Sexual Abuse?
Any action that impacts a person’s ability to control their sexual activity or the circumstances in which sexual activity occurs, including restricting access to birth control or condoms.
What is Digital Abuse?
The use of technology such as texting and social networking to bully, harass, stalk or intimidate a partner. Often this behavior is a form of verbal or emotional abuse perpetrated through technology.
From the USCCB,
prayers for those who mourn:
Prayers for Mourners
For those who mourn the death of a child:
Keep praying for peace:
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen.
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