Pastoral Caregivers' Resources Links

Huge Categorized Listing of
Resources Useful to Chaplains


How to apply for a job when you’re over 50
and avoid age discrimination
Grants for Seniors:
A Guide for Seniors
Brain Games, Activities, and More: Resources for Preventing Memory Loss
Medicare Plans in Virginia
American Society on Aging
Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health
Duke University
Older Adult Ministries
Senior Housing
Preparing for a
parent living with you
Preventing Falls at Home [PDF]
Senior Home Safety:
25 Tips To Make Home Safe
Home Design for
Fall Prevention for Seniors
Exercise & Physical Activity:
Your Everyday Guide from the
National Institute on Aging
14 Ways to Help Seniors Avoid Isolation
The Benefits of Cooking with Alzheimer's:
A Caregiver’s Guide
Depression in Older Adults
A Senior's Guide to Using Computers and Software
Economic Security for Seniors Facts
8 Things Not to Say to Your Aging Parents
How to care for your aging
parents from a distance
The Stress-Free Guide to
Selling an Inherited Home
Nursing Home Abuse Center
Stress Management Guide for Seniors
Recognizing Elder Abuse And Knowing Your Rights
Aging In Place
Retirement Living Information Center
Best Medical Alert Systems
Dementia and Sleep Disorders
Sleep and Aging: What is The Correlation?
Sleep Guide for Seniors
The Ultimate Internet Safety Guide for Seniors
Best Medical Alert Systems
Consumer Affairs
A Guide to Downsizing for
Seniors and Their Loved Ones
Should You Own or Rent a Home in Retirement?
How to Save for a Down Payment on a House
Saving for a Home Post-Bankruptcy:
A Three-Step Guide for Families
7 Home Improvement & Remodeling Ideas
that Increase Home Value
(And What to Avoid)
A Senior’s Guide to Computer Basics
How to talk about end-of-life and
emergency planning with your family
Home Modifications for the
Visually Impaired or Blind
The Complete Guide
A Good Article of Traveling for
Seniors or Handicapped
Alzheimer’s and Dementia:
Financial and Legal Planning
for Patients and Families
Assisted Living Options for
People With Disabilities
A Caregiver’s Guide to Understanding,
Recognizing, and Preventing Elder Abuse
Strategies for Long-Distance Caregivers
50 of the Best Online Resources for Senior Citizens
Medicaid Long Term Care Guide
How Does Medicare Work When You Turn 65?
The Senior’s Guide to Online Financial Scams
Financial Tips for Seniors

Physical Health Related


Sexual Abuse & Trauma

Domestic Violence

Death, Dying, & Bereavement

The Thanatology Association
Beyond Indigo
The Compassionate Friends
Counseling for Loss and Life Changes, Inc.
Grief and Loss Counseling
Resource for End of Life Care Education
The End of Life
Exploring Death in America
Genesis Bereavement Resources
Grief Net
Grief Resources Catalog
Hospice Foundation of America
Hospice College
Hospice Foundation of America
Hospice Foundation of America
End of Life
Julie's Place
Kearl's Guide to Sociological Thanatology
On Our Own Terms
Moyers on Dying
Center for Personal Recovery
The Robert Wood Johnson Foudation
Sympathy Share
A Sympathy Sharing Site
A Grief Education Ministry
Tom Golden's Page on
Crisis, Grief, & Healing
Dr. Alan Wolfelt's Center for Loss
and Life Transition
Online Grief Support
A Social Community
Grief Share
Grief Recovery
eHealth Medicare Hospice Benefit
Coverage for End-of-Life Care
Hospice Patients Alliance
Signs of Approaching Death
Financial Help & Benefits for Widows:
2020 Guide


Mental Health & Substance Abuse

Drug Rehab USA
Addiction Resource
Learning To Live With Mental Illness
After Problematic Drug Use
Lakeview Health
Mental Health and Dual Diagnosis
Find a Therapist/Counselor
Health Insurance and Mental Health Services
Medicare Mental Health Coverage
No Stigmas
Smoke-free Homes
Quit Smoking Community
Tobacco Free Life
Emerging Trends in Drug Use
Is Your Home an Accomplice
for Your Rebellious Teen?
Parent Talk Kit: Tips for Talking and What to
Say to Prevent Drug and Alcohol Abuse [PDF]
American Addiction Centers
An American Addiction Centers Resource
An American Addiction Centers Resource
Depression and Addiction
PTSD and Addiction
The Gut-Brain Connection:
How Diet and Mental Health Are Linked

College Students and Mental Health

Conflict Resolution / Mediation

Pastoral Care Advocacy & Promotion

Studies In Religion


Bible Studies / Devotional Guides

RBC Ministries
The Jesuits Sacred Space
Bibles in Various Translations
A mega-site of Bible Studies, Doctrine, Prayer Info, Prophecy, Sin List, Spiritual Warfare, Statistics, All People & Places of the Bible, Audio & Written Bible & Sermons, Author, Bible College, Christian, Church, & Denom. Info, Doctrinal Info., Gospel Music & Exodus Pics of Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Incredible Testimony, Jewish Info, Judges and Kings of Israel, Poem, Proof the Bible is True , Testimonies, Tracts, World is Changing.

Spiritual Abuse / Toxic Faith


American Rehabilitation Ministries
Books to Prisoners
Chicken Soup for the Prisoner's Soul
Criminal Justice Policy Foundation
International Network of Prison Ministries
Jewish Prisoner Services International
Kairos Prison Ministry International
Miracles Prisoner Ministry
National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice
Global Ministries
Restorative Justice
Send free Life Changing Newsletters or Magazines to inmates
Significant Listing of Sources for
Free Literature & Resources for
Correctional Chaplains
Compiled by a Friend of The CSC, Ken Hansen

Healthcare Chaplaincy and Research

Relation of Religion and Spirituality to
Adjustment, Quality of Life, and Health Indices
Can we measure good chaplaincy? (PDF)
Association of Professional Chaplains
Reading Room
Catholic Health Association of the United States
Spiritual Care Resources
Providence Health & Services
HealthCare Chaplaincy
International Center For The Integration Of Health And Spirituality
Hospice Foundation of America
Hospice College
Pediatric Chaplains Network
The Joint Commission
"Chaplains Launch New Standards of Practice"
Hospitals & Health Networks
A Dictionary of Patients' Spiritual & Cultural
Values for Health Care Professionals
Cultural & Spiritual Sensitivity:
A learning module for Health Care Professionals
Pastoral Presence In Corporate Healthcare -
In Search Of Sustainability
What do clinical healthcare chaplains do?

Biomedical Ethics

International Association of Bioethics
The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity
Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics
Articles on Ethics
The Medical Journal of Australia
The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues
Rush University Medical Center
Center for Biomedical Ethics & Humanities
University of Virginia

The following are links for websites of organizations which deal with the ethics of human subject research protections:

The National Association of IRB Leaders
Friends Research Institute
Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research


US Air Force
US Air Force
U.S. Army Chaplains Corps
U.S. Navy Chaplain Care
Command and General Staff College
U.S. Army Combined Arms Center
Foreign Language Translation
Military Times
Military Christian Fellowships and the Military Chaplain (PDF)
The Military Order of the World Wars
Universal Currency Converter
from XE
Excerpt from "Chaplains Under Fire"
An independent documentary
about military chaplains
"Shoulder to Shoulder: I will never quit on life."
(In honor and memory of Army Chaplain Maury Stout)
Naval Leadership
Military Association of
Atheists and Freethinkers
Living Well brochure tailored for
chaplains providing for Free Exercise
for Humanists and Freethinkers
Another Military Humanist/Freethinker Site for Spiritual Fitness
On Moral Courage
Ch, Maj Gen Cecil R. Richardson
Chief of Air Force Chaplains
by permission of the MCA
Star Tribune Video
Lost Warriors:
Families struggle with military suicide
Addiction and Suicide Amongst Veterans:
Finding Hope In The Darkness
Military Ministry
Resources for Chaplains
Witty Little Secret
A Deployment Diary of Another Sort
Military Spouse Central
on Facebook
Military Family Central
on Facebook
Veterans United Home Loans
Connecting Wounded Warriors,
Service Members, Veterans,
Their Families and Caregivers with
Those Who Support Them

Ministering to Families Affected by Military Deployment

Because of the operational needs of the military, deployments to foreign countries are virtually guaranteed. The following link is to a page that posts homecomings of deployed military and their families. Caution they are very emotional.

3 Military Homecoming Videos to Melt Your Heart
Deployment Resources for Clergy
Ministering to Families Affected by
Military Deployment (PDF)
As loved ones go to war,
military families face private battles (PDF)
Dallas Morning News
Long Distance Parents
Military Chaplains Association
Blessing Service Members Deploying for War
United Methodist Endorsing Agency (PDF)
How to Speak Military:
Including Acronyms,
Definitions and Slang Terms
United Methodist Endorsing Agency (PDF)
Supporting Military Members and their Families:
A Directory of Organizations & Online Resources
United Methodist Endorsing Agency (PDF)
Spiritual Care Handbook on PTSD/TBI (PDF)
Religion & Ethics Newsweekly
PBS Program on Chaplain Burnout
The Army Chaplain: A Kind Of Mission Specialist



Pastoral Counseling

Masters in Counseling Programs
100 Counseling Resources Sites
American Association of Pastoral Counselors
American Counseling Association
American Association for
Marriage and Family Therapy
College of Pastoral Supervision & Psychotherapy
National Association of Social Workers
Clinical Social Work Federation

Caveat To Select Membership And Certifying Associations

The following organizations while good for resources, fellowship, and networking, may hold little or no professional recognition or certifications among state regulatory authorities or hiring firms and institutions:

American Association of Christian Counselors
Christian Association for Psychological Studies

Various Specialty Organizations

FaithTrust Institute
Mental Health Group of
The School of Health and Related Research
The University of Sheffield
The Centre for Psychotherapeutic Studies
The Freudian Slip
Music Therapy & Using Music in Therapy
University of Missouri Extension

Multi-Cultural, Multi-Ethnic, and Inter-Faith Resources

20,000 Dialogues
The Abraham Fund Initiatives
American Jewish World Service
Innovators for the Public
Bill Moyers Journal
Boniuk Center
Rice University
Jerusalem Center for Jewish-Christian Relations
Clinton Global Initiative
Creating Hope International
The Elijah Interfaith Institute
FJC Donor Advised Funds
The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding
Hadassah International
The Harmony Institute
International Council of Christians and Jews
Interfaith Conference of
Metropolitan Washington
The Institute for Jewish-Christian Understanding
Muhlenberg College
Interfaith Community
Interfaith Encounter
Intersections International
Journal of Ecumenical Studies
Inter-Religious Dialogue
National Association for the Advancement
of Colored People (NAACP)
National Conference for Community & Justice
National Council of Churches USA
National Crime Prevention Council
National Urban League
Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life
Religion & Ethics Newsweekly
Religious Tolerance
Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding
Three Faiths Forum
Interfaith Alliance
Open Society Foundations
A Dictionary of Patients' Spiritual & Cultural
Values for Health Care Professionals
Cultural & Spiritual Sensitivity:
A learning module for Health Care Professionals

Wedding Planning

Identity Theft