Harvard’s Center on the Developing Child says, “The single most common finding is that children who end up doing well have had at least one stable and committed relationship with a supportive parent, caregiver, or other adult.” Notice the word “perfect” is nowhere in the description! Just be there, listen and remind children that you and God love them.
Robert and Lori Crosby: Start with Relationship
We’re blessed to have invaluable resources to guide our responses to ACES in child discipleship including the book Trauma-Informed Children’s Ministry. This book was written by research psychologist Dr. Robert Crosby and play therapist Lori Crosby, who have a heart and passion to practically equip leaders. We pray that the information and tools included here will help you feel more prepared to care for the children and families in your ministry.
The following conversation is based on the book Trauma-Informed Children’s Ministry, which is a must-have for your leadership bookshelf.
If you are looking for ideas you can implement today, this is the conversation for you.