Feb. 12, 2011 Workshop with Sally Patton, author of “Welcoming Children With Special Needs: A Guidebook for Faith Communities “


The Ballou Channing District is pleased to announce that Sally Patton will be offering a workshop on Feb. 12th.  This event is free, though registration is required to secure your space and to assist us in planning for refreshments and other logistics.   Lay leaders from neighboring districts are most welcome.  Contact me with questions. ~ Peter

Creating the Beloved Community for all Children

Program by Sally Patton, Ed.M, Development Psychologist, author of Welcoming Children With Special Needs: A Guidebook for Faith Communities

Saturday, February 12, 2011
Location in South Eastern Mass to be announced
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Registration for this free event is required —  REGISTER NOW. 

Creating the Beloved Community for all Children

About the Program
Serving children with special needs is complicated.  It is critically important for individuals involved religious education and pastoral care and congregation life in all its aspects to understand the complexities, and stresses families experience with a child with special challenges.  Ministering to children with differences helps us to be more creative about ministry to all our children. This workshop will provide basic information to build a welcoming ministry for all families and children and youth.

8:30 Registration and Refreshments
9:00 AM – 1 PM Program
Snacks will be provided as we are  meeting through 1pm without a formal lunch.

Who Should Attend
This workshop is for all congregation members who want their church to be welcoming to all children, regardless of their ways of learning, being, communicating, moving and knowing including:
  • religious educators
  • teachers
  • ministers
  • youth advisors
  • other lay leaders

About Sally Patton
Ms Patton has worked with children with disabilities for over 35 years.  She is an author of several books including Welcoming Children With Special Needs: A Guidebook for Faith Communities
and has conducted workshops on ministering to children with special needs in a variety of faith communities. Her website it www.embracechildspirit.org

Sally Patton’s book, Welcoming Children With Special Needs: A Guidebook for Faith Communities, is available through the UUA Bookstore.
Snow Policy
In the event a snow storm forces the workshop to be postponed registered individuals will be contacted by e-mail on Friday, February 11, 2011.

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