ACPE announces Innovative Program winners

ACPE announced yesterday the winners of its 2018 Innovative Program awards. This year’s grantees are: Hebrew SeniorLife:  “TI-CPE: Trauma-Informed Clinical Pastoral Education”—to extend the impact of this first of its kind trauma-informed CPE unit in order to make our work available to others in the ACPE community, as well as better sustain trauma informed pastoral Read more about ACPE announces Innovative Program winners[…]

Australian chaplains concerned for youth mental health

From The Catholic Leader: “Young people are calling it as they see it, with all their hopes and fears and expectations,” state chaplain at Mission Australia Deacon Peter Devenish-Meares, who is also a chaplain to the Queensland Police and army communities, said. Mission Australia’s Youth Survey 2018, released on November 28, reveals four in 10 Read more about Australian chaplains concerned for youth mental health[…]

Prison chaplain opens homeless day shelter

From The Columbus Dispatch: Unlike traditional homeless shelters, which typically open in the evenings, the Hope Center is a place for homeless and low-income residents to come during the day. “It’s filling a void,” Hayes said. “A few centers out there are doing a good job as night centers, but they have limited resources, too.” The Read more about Prison chaplain opens homeless day shelter[…]


Religion on Campus: Working Paper

Rebecca Barton, a doctoral student in sociology at Brandeis University, has written a working paper / literature review on campus chaplaincy. The paper, which you can find here, offers an overview of the historic development of campus chaplaincy, its current state, and an engagement with the literature on campus “secularization”.

Webinar: Trauma Chaplaincy

Executive Director Michael Skaggs facilitates a conversation with Mishca Smith, RUMC Emergency Department chaplain; Glenn Calkins, ACPE Supervisor and chaplain with the American Red Cross Disaster Spiritual Care Team; and Eric Skidmore, chaplain with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Assistance Program.

Chaplains providing critical incident stress in seaports

Chaplains with the Mission to Seafarers of Southern Ontario have partnered with the Hamilton Port Authority to provide critical incident stress support. From the Hamilton Spectator: The Hamilton Port Authority and the Mission to Seafarers Southern Ontario (MTSSO) have launched a campaign to help marine industry workers deal with trauma in its immediate aftermath with the hope Read more about Chaplains providing critical incident stress in seaports[…]

The Boundless Field of Ecological Chaplaincy

From Wendy Johnson at Tricycle: One of the oldest derivations of the word “chaplain” harkens back to 4th-century France when Saint Martin of Torres, upon encountering a freezing cold man at the winter gates of his city, immediately removed his cloak, cutting it in half to clothe the suffering citizen. Saint Martin is now considered the Read more about The Boundless Field of Ecological Chaplaincy[…]

Making research a part of spiritual care

Rush University highlights the work of George Fitchett, the dean of the healthcare chaplaincy research community and co-founder of the Transforming Chaplaincy Project: Decades ago, Fitchett says, he would have said “the things that are important about our work can’t be measured” — people’s religious or spiritual needs, for example, or the extent spiritual care Read more about Making research a part of spiritual care[…]