Care Resources

Informational reports, small-group activities, educational resources, videos, and handouts that you are welcome to use in your local communities.

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Children and Crisis

On December 14, 2012, the community of Newtown, Connecticut, experienced tremendous tragedy following a violent shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school. David Lundeen, NBA Vice President of Mission and Ministry, reflects on important questions following this violent and sorrowful situation.

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EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Children's Disaster Services Training Workshops

Children's Disaster Services (CDS) and its trained and certified volunteers provide care for children and families following disasters. The CDS 27-hour overnight workshops provide required training for volunteers who wish to serve in the program.

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Ferguson, Clergy, and the Faith that Fuels their Lives

Dr. Leah Gunning Francis, Associate Dean of Contextual Education at Eden Theological Seminary, spoke at the NBA on June 4, 2015. She describes her upcoming book, Faith and Ferguson: Sparking Leadership and Awakening Community, as a collection of stories and emergent issues that she hopes will spur conversation that translates into strategic action. Regarding her experiences and learnings with the clergy and activists related to Ferguson and the fight for racial justice, Gunning Francis encourages us to “awaken our senses” to the situation and environment around us.

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Food Security and Faith

"We Disciples are called People of the Table. What we eat, how we eat, where we eat, and feeding others should be central to how we live out our faith." Rev. Carol Devine, minister of Green Chalice, shared this presentation with the 2015-16 NBA XPLOR Residents in August 2015.

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MENTAL HEALTH INITIATIVE   |   VIDEO

Mental Health for the Holidays

This holiday season, the National Benevolent Association would like to offer a few tips on mental and emotional health.

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MENTAL HEALTH INITIATIVE, SOCIAL JUSTICE   |   VIDEO

NBA Response to Crisis and Trauma

July 9, 2016: The violence and tragedies of this past week have us, at the National Benevolent Association, in deep sorrow and prayer. Our mission statement reminds us that we as a ministry are to follow God's call to advocate for the well-being of all humanity and to accompany one another in the creation of communities of compassion and care. And yet, as people of faith, we know that in our connections and belonging to one another as community we can, should, and will continue to nurture healing and forge ahead ways of peace and justice. View resources, reflections, and videos here.

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