See You In Boston!
Save the Date for the next PCN National Conference: May 4-7, 2015, Ashland, Massachusetts (30 minutes west of Boston)
Boston was the site of the first PCN meeting in 1995 and I am pleased to announce we are returning to the Boston area to celebrate this 20 year milestone
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Message from PCN President Ann Haywood-Baxter:
Heart and Soul: You are the heart and soul of the Pediatric Chaplains Network. Thank you for the spiritual care that you provide to children, families, and staff. Thank you for the collegial support that you offer one another through this List Serve, through our meetings at the annual PCN National Conference, and through personal emails, notes, and phone calls. I appreciate hearing from you- hearing about what is happening in your ministry setting, learning about your ideas for the PCN, reading your questions and posts on the List Serve, and speaking with you face to face at the PCN National Conference. May you and your dear ones be well. May you find moments of rest and renewal in these busy days. Peace to you.
Announcing the 2014 PCI Training:
The 8th Annual Pediatric Chaplains Institute training will be held November 9-14, 2014 at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC. This is an outstanding educational opportunity for new and seasoned chaplains. For more information and forms, go to our
More Education Opportunities: Godly Play Conference!
There are a lot of things you can learn from a lecture, but Godly Play is best learned from the inside out. And this is what we do at Godly Play Foundation training events.
At a Clinical Core Training, you will experience and learn Godly Play stories in a collegial, prayerful setting. Godly Play Foundation's talented Trainers will deepen your understanding of children's spirituality while guiding you on a personal journey of wonder. By exploring the fundamental foundations of a Godly Play classroom with us at an accredited training event, you will enhance clinical spiritual intervention skills, learn how to articulate the benefits of Godly Play in clinical settings, gain theoretical knowledge, and leave spiritually refreshed after having become a practitioner in the art of sacred storytelling.
Click here for the registration form: Godly Play Registration & Info
We Want to Connect to You!
Pediatric Chaplains Directory Task Force: Kate Gerne, chaplain at Massachusetts General Hospital, was appointed by the PCN Advisory Council as Chair of the Pediatric Chaplains Directory Task Force. The goal is to create a directory of all pediatric chaplains in the US and Canada who work in healthcare settings including hospitals, hospices, and long term care centers. You will be hearing from Kate and other members of this Task Force in the coming weeks. Please note that the contact information gathered will be used internally by the PCN Advisory Council to enhance communication regarding continuing education, opportunities for spiritual care research, and best practices related to the spiritual care of children and families. Kate can be reached by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Research, Research, Research!
Research: Mark Knoper, chaplain at Children’s of Alabama, and Mark Bartel, chaplain at Arnold Palmer Medical Center, are leading a PCN work group to explore opportunities for spiritual care research. You will be hearing more information in the coming months and at the PCN National Conference. Mark Knoper is the contact for this work group, Mark.Knoper@childrensal.org.
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