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Are You Prepared to Respond to People in Crisis?

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov.1, 2005 — The death of a spouse, the loss of a job, a serious illness — all these events can propel a person into a state of crisis. It is also true that the loss of a pastor, the closing of a parish, or a natural disaster can throw an entire parish community into a state of crisis. Dr. Roslyn Karaban, PhD, addresses all of these issues in her newly released book, Crisis Caring: A Guide for Ministering to People in Crisis. Dr. Karaban emphasizes that "crisis caring involves the care of the whole community of faith, not just individual members."

This book is a guide to the ministry of crisis counseling for both community and individual settings. Methods and strategies are presented and then demonstrated in vignettes of specific cases to illustrate the methodology. Also included are guidelines for assessment, intervention, and referral and a list of additional sources.

"Pastoral caregivers and ministry students will find Roslyn Karaban's insightful and practical book a sure guide to effective ministry in times of crisis. This lucid study of "crisis caring" displays mastery of the art of teaching basic pastoral care to theology students and lay practitioners . The true-to-life cases of suicide, loss and death, violence, and community disaster movingly reveal how Karaban's faith-based "CARING" model of crisis intervention illumines Christian ministry.-- Charles J. Scalise, professor, Fuller Theological Seminary

Roslyn A. Karaban, PhD, is a tenured professor of ministry studies at St. Bernard's School of Theology and Ministry in Rochester, New York, and is certified in thanatology. She received a Master of Divinity degree from Harvard Divinity School and a PhD from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. She is the author of numerous articles and books, including Responding to God's Call and Complicated Losses, Difficult Deaths, and she is the editor of Extraordinary Preaching, all from Resource Publications. She is married and has two teenage children.

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CRISIS CARING 
A Guide for Ministering to People in Crisis
Roslyn Karaban, PhD
Paper, $17.95 (bulk pricing available)
136 pages, 5½" × 8½" 
ISBN 0-89390-612-3
Available to ship immediately.

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