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The Pediatric Chaplains’ Network is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Chaplaincy Innovation Lab, founded by the Transforming Chaplaincy Project’s co-director Wendy Cadge. The Lab offers free webinars, resources on chaplaincy in many sectors, networking opportunities, a growing research bibliography, and more. You can sign up for the Lab’s newsletter or get in
What a Pediatric Chaplain Has Learned about Spiritual Needs from Seriously Ill Children and Their Families
Chaplain Mark Bartel, MDiv, BCC, Shares Truths from his Work in Palliative Care By: Melanie Marshall Even the people closest to Mark Bartel have a hard time understanding how he handles the heartbreak that comes with being a pediatric chaplain. When he first entered the field, his wife worried how it might affect him and
By: Chaplain Jessica Shannon, MDiv, BCC – May 8, 2018 Today was a fairly typical Monday in that I darted around every unit at the hospital where I proudly serve as a pediatric chaplain. Due to a visit with a patient’s mom Friday afternoon while the patient napped, I knew one goal for the day
By: Lavender Kelly & Lindsay Bona – October 12, 2017 The Pediatric Chaplains Network have helped to develop a therapeutic play kit with the Wilbert Foundation. Through the Foundation’s generosity, Bertie Bear kits are available at no cost to grief care providers and other therapeutic care professionals. Each Bertie Bear kit comes with the bear