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Most of us have heard the term "PTSD," and we often associate it with soldiers returning from war. However, when children experience trauma, they too can develop Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. This can affect their learning, relationships, behavior, and even their faith. Join us on October 27 at noon for a discussion about PTSD with author and expert Jolene Philo. You'll hear insight from mental health professionals and physicians, as well as personal insight from Jolene's own journey with her family. Don't miss this enriching conversation! Guest: Jolene Philo, author of A Different Dream for my Child, Different Dream Parenting, The Caregiver's Notebook, Every Child Welcome, and the newly released Does My Child Have PTSD? Host: Katie Wetherbee is an educational consultant for Hope Educational Consulting who works with churches, families, and schools. She is also a writer; her articles have been featured on the MOPS and Power of Moms blogs as well as the Huffington Post and in KidzMatter Magazine. Katie is currently the special needs columnist for Children's Ministry Magazine. In addition, she and author Jolene Philo are currently writing a book called Every Child Welcome, which will be published in April 2015. Katie and her husband, Tom, live in Chagrin Falls, Ohio with their teenagers and a quirky mutt named Mitzie.
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There are lots of ways to begin a special needs ministry, but how can you know what will work for your church? What kind of forms do you need? What is the best way to commicate with people about the ministry? Do we have one special... more

Host Katie Wetherbee and guest Sheri Halagan dive into the topic of managing behavior by building community. When we think of managing kids' behavior, often times we picture a sticker chart showing how kids followed directions, or a... more

Finding volunteers to partner in ministry is a universal need. Ministries both big and small need manpower to create opportunities to share God's love. Why not recruit the most passionate people for this task? Special guest Harmony... more

Join host Katie Wetherbee for a live discussion with Kara Brogan, Occupational Therapist, about including children with special needs in your ministry. This show highlights ministry to children with special needs and seeks to resource,... more

Join us for our next show! May 19, 2015 at 12:00p.m. ET Join host Vangie Rodenbeck as she interviews Dr. Stephen Grcevich on Mental Health & the Church. This show highlights ministry to children with special needs and seeks... more

Join us live on Tuesday, April 14th at 12pm ET! A child's special needs diagnosis affects the whole family. Parents find themselves struggling with grief, anxiety, depression, exhaustion, and even an unexpected sense of relief. This gamut of... more

Ever felt that incorporating people with special needs in worship was impossible or maybe just too big a challenge for your church to face? Good news - you don't have to do it alone! Join host Vangie Rodenbeck as she interviews... more

Listen live Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. ET Join Standard Publishing as we interview Vangie Rodenbeck and Katie Wetherbee in an episode on what churches can do to include all children in their Sunday school and VBS... more

Join us on Tuesday, December 9, at 12 noon (ET) for a special Holiday Show! Host Vangie Rodenbeck will be interviewing Jolene Philo, author of Different Dream Parenting: A Practical Guide to Raising a Child with Special Needs.... more

Join us November 18, 2014 as we rebroadcast one of our best shows from July 9, 2013! We'll have a special needs overview and a discussion about inclusion vs. self-contained environments. Be sure to listen! Shaping Special Hearts This... more