2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

CFM 502 Spiritual Formation of Children and Families

Serving as an introduction to the pastoral care needs of children and families, this course explores the stages of childhood development and their impact on counseling children and families. A cursory examination of topics will be explored such as the special needs of children, qualities of healthy families, ministry to divorced and blended families, counseling abused children and caring for children and families encountering grief. This course is designed to teach skills that will enable ministry leaders to address the concerns that a parent or teacher may have about a child’s emotional, spiritual or psychological well-being. Life situations will be addressed in the class. 3 Credits.