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Featured Links 

 


  • Healing HealthCare Systems is committed to creating healing environments in hospitals, long-term care facilities, and hospices. Our audio visual programs, The C.A.R.E. Channel® and C.A.R.E® with Guided Imagery, were developed as therapeutic tools and are designed to reduce the negative impact of hospital noise, minimize stress, enhance pain management protocols, and support palliative care. http://www.healinghealth.com
     




Organizational Partners
      


Along with the Association of Professional Chaplains, the following organizations adhere to the national Common Professional Standards and Common Code of Ethics for professional chaplaincy.

  • American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC) represents and sets professional standards for over 3,000 pastoral counselors and 100 pastoral counseling centers in North America and around the world. www.aapc.org

     
  • Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) is a multicultural, multifaith organization devoted to improving the quality of ministry and pastoral care offered by spiritual caregivers of all faiths. www.acpe.edu

  • American Correctional Chaplains Association (ACCA), an affiliate of the American Correctional Association, is a professional organization for pastoral care personnel in the corrections field. ACCA provides a network for sharing information and resources among members and administrators, formulates standards for chaplaincy and religious programming in correctional facilities, certifies correctional chaplains, advances the role of correctional chaplains, and communicates the religious and spiritual aspects of corrections to the larger community. www.correctionalchaplains.org

  • Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC) is a national multifaith organization committed to the professional education, certification and support of people involved in pastoral care and pastoral counseling. www.spiritualcare.ca

     
  • National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC) is an association of pastoral ministers who participate in the church's mission of healing. Its mission is to promote professional development and support services for its members. www.nacc.org
     
  • Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains (NAJC) is a professional organization for Rabbis, Cantors and other Jewish professionals that seeks to enhance the kedusha of Jewish Chaplains that they may provide quality Jewish, religious and spiritual care. www.najc.org
     
  • National Association of Veterans Affairs Chaplains (NAVAC) is a professional organization of chaplains in the Department of Veterans Affairs and its affiliates. NAVAC provides opportunities for continuing education in pastoral care; serves as a certifying body; and serves as an advocate in seeking to encourage professional collegiality, personal growth, and the professional development of VA chaplains. www.navac.net

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Cabinet of Liaisons Organizations

  • American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) is an international professional society of 30,000 health care executives who lead U.S. hospitals, health care systems and other health care organizations. www.ache.org
     
  • American Hospital Association (AHA)is a national organization that represents and serves close to 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks, other providers of care and 37,000 individuals members. www.aha.org
     
  • American Medical Association (AMA) is a national association whose goal is to be an essential part of the professional life of every physician and an essential force for progress in improving the nation's health. www.ama-assn.org
     
  • American Psychiatric Association (APA) is a medical specialty society of over 35,000 U.S. and international member physicians working together to ensure humane care and effective treatment for all persons with mental disorders. www.psych.org
     
  • American Red Cross. A volunteer humanitarian organization that provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. www.redcross.org
     
  • Duke Center for Spirituality, Theology, and Health. The Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health is based in the Center for Aging at Duke and provides opportunities for scholarly trans-disciplinary conversation and the development of collaborative research initiatives. www.dukespiritualityandhealth.org
     
  • George Washington Institute on Spirituality and Health (GWISH ) is a leading organization on educational and clinical issues related to spirituality and health. www.gwish.org
     
  • National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) represents hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the U.S. It promotes access to hospice and palliative care, and to maintaining quality care for people facing the end of life and their families. www.nhpco.org


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Religious Endorsing Bodies
  • Alliance of Baptists

www.allianceofbaptists.org
 

  • American Baptist Churches USA

www.nationalministries.org
 

  • Assemblies of God

www.ag.org
 

  • Baptist General Conference

http://www.scene3.org/
 

  • Baptist General Convention of Texas

www.texasbaptists.org
 

  • Chaplaincy of Full Gospel Churches

www.cfgc-usa.com
 

  • Christian Reformed Church in North America

www.crcna.org
 

  • Church of God

www.churchofgod.org
 

  • Church of the Nazarene

www.nazarene.org
 

  • Church of God in Christ

www.cogic.org
 

  • Coalition of Spirit-Filled Churches (CSC) is an incorporated, nonprofit religious endorsing body. CSC is a coalition of independent churches and groups of churches from Pentecostal, Renewal and Charismatic traditions.

www.spirit-filled.org
 

  • Conservative Baptist Association of America

www.cbamerica.org
 

  • Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

www.thefellowship.info
 

  • Disciples of Christ

www.disciples.org
 

  • Episcopal Church/Endorsement Office of the Bishop of Chaplains

www.episcopalchaplain.org/endorsement.html
 

  • Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

www.elca.org
 

 

  • Full Gospel Churches

www.fullgospelbaptist.org
 

  • General Association of Baptist Churches

www.generalbaptist.com
 

  • Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod

www.lcms.org
 

  • Seventh-day Adventist

www.adventist.org
 

  • Southern Baptist Convention/North American Mission Board

www.namb.net/chaplain
 

  • Unitarian Universalist Association

www.uua.org
 

  • United Church of Christ

www.ucc.org
 

  • United Methodist Church

www.gbhem.org



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State / Local Chaplaincy Groups
 

  • Arkansas Association of Chaplains and Pastoral Counselors

http://arkansaschaplains.googlepages.com/

  • Chaplains Association of Ohio
              http://www.chapsohio.org/

  • Mississippi Chaplains Association

http://www.mschaplains.org/
 

  • North Carolina Chaplains Association

www.ncchaplains.com
 

  • Ohio State Chaplains Association

http://www.ohiochaplains.org


  • Pennsylvania Society of Chaplains Inc

www.societyofchaplains.org/
 

  • South Carolina Society of Chaplains
              http://www.scha.org/pmgs/sc-society-of-chaplains

  • Virginia Chaplains Association

www.virginiachaplains.org
 

  • Wisconsin Chaplaincy Association

www.wcachaplains.org
 



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Chaplaincy Professional Organizations

 

  • College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy, Inc. (CPSP) is a theologically based covenant community dedicated to "recovery of soul."

www.cpsp.org
 

  • European Council On Pastoral Care and Counseling

www.ecpcc.info
 

  • European Network of Health Care Chaplaincy

www.eurochaplains.org
 

  • International Council on Pastoral Care and Counseling

www.icpcc.net
 

  • The Multi-Faith Group for Healthcare Chaplaincy (England and Wales)

www.mfghc.com
 

  • National Institute of Business & Industrial Chaplains

www.nibic.com/templates/system/default.asp?id=47362
 

  • New Zealand Healthcare Chaplains' Association

www.nzhealthcarechaplains.org.nz
 

  • Scottish Association of Chaplains in Healthcare

www.sach.org.uk
 

  • SIPCC: Society for Intercultural Pastoral Care and Counseling

www.ekir.de/sipcc
  



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Chaplaincy Care Resources & Publications

 

  • ACPE Research Network seeks to foster connections among members interested in research, to encourage original research, and to raise awareness about published research related to spirituality, pastoral care, and clinical pastoral education.

http://www.acperesearch.net
 

  • APC Facebook Group is for members of APC, as well as those interested in professional chaplaincy and who support the mission, vision and values of APC. Anyone who joins the group may post news, information and resources related to professional chaplaincy.

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=46326763706
 

  • Australian Journal of Pastoral Care and Health, a biannual e-journal, was established to create dialogue among chaplains. spiritual caregivers and other health care providers in Australia. It aims to promote professional practice, education, research, spiritual development and advocacy in chaplaincy in healthcare and other community settings. It is sponsored by HealthCare Chaplaincy Council of Victoria Inc., Spiritual Care Australia and the Association for Supervised Pastoral Education in Australia.

http://www.pastoraljournal.findaus.com/index.php
 

  • The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities Faith Based Supports bibliography includes publications and resources relating to pastoral care of people with intellectual/developmental disabilities and end of life issues. The Elizabeth M. Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities is New Jersey's federally designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service (UCEDD). The center emphasizes a community-based, lifespan approach to meeting the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

http://rwjms.umdnj.edu/boggscenter/projects/faith_based.html
 

  • CaringBridge is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization offering free personalized Web sites that allow people to stay in touch with family and friends during a health crisis, treatment and recovery by posting updates and receiving messages of support, www.CaringBridge.org. Recommend CaringBridge provides information tailored for health care professionals on how to improve patient care by knowing when and where to recommend free patient CaringBridge Web sites.

www.RecommendCaringBridge.org
 

  • Caring Connections, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), is a national consumer and community engagement initiative to improve care at the end of life.

www.caringinfo.org
 

  • Caring Connections is a quarterly, inter-Lutheran online pastoral care journal with a broad spectrum of issues relevant to chaplaincy, pastoral counseling, clinical pastoral education and parish ministry. The latest issue focuses of "Pastoral Care and Suicide." Examples of previous issues include "Pastoral Care and Criminal Justice," "Sacred Spaces in an Increasingly Diverse Culture," "Pastoral Care and Intentional Interim Ministries," "Pastoral Care and Addictions," "Pastoral Care and Dementia," and "Disaster Response." The editors and editorial board of this free e-journal invite you, as a spiritual care provider, to go to www.caringconnectionsonline.org and discover how this resource can inform your ministry.
     
  • Crisis Intervention is for board certified and associate chaplains in the Association of Professional Chaplains who are interested in discussion and sharing of information related to Critical Incident Stress Management, Red Cross Disaster Spiritual Care Services or crisis interventon encountered as part of the pastoral care profession.

http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/crisisinterventionatapc/
 

  • Crossroads...exploring research on religion, spirituality and health is a publication of Duke University's Center for Spirituality, Theology & Health. The purpose is to provide updates on new research, news, current events, and funding opportunities related to spirituality and health.

    http://www.spiritualityandhealth.duke.edu/publications/crossroads.html
     
  • Dying Consciously: The Greatest Journey website is dedicated to helping people die consciously. It offers a message of hope that is possible to bring dignity and peace back to the dying process. The site includes reading materials and offers a free DVD published by the Institute for Energy Medicine. The institute is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization whose purpose is to research, document and disseminate non-conventional healing practices in order to provide alternatives for individuals seeking additional options for optimal health and well-being.

http://www.dyingconsciously.org
 

  • Heart of the Nation - My Sunday Mass. Chaplains serving in health care settings, the military or prisons enhance pastoral care by introducing Catholics in need to “My Sunday Mass” on TV and online. The web site includes a channel guide showing where to find the mass on broadcast, cable and satellite channels nationwide. Heart of the Nation posts video of the mass and text of homilies. “My Sunday Mass” offers spiritual comfort and hope to those unable to participate in parish liturgy. To help Catholics fully engage in the Mass, Heart of the Nation invites subscriptions to a free, large-print Prayer & Worship Guide (6-7 issues annually).

    http://www.HeartoftheNation.org

     
  • Interfaith Calendar lists primary sacred times for world religions, including Judaism, Islam, Buddhist, Hindu, Christian, Baha’i, Zoroastrian, Sikh, Shinto, Jain, Confucian, Daoist, Native American religions and more.

www.interfaithcalendar.org

 

  • Journal of Healthcare Chaplaincy, published by Routledge, includes peer-reviewed, scholarly articles on topics pertinent to pastoral care, clinical pastoral education, chaplaincy and spirituality in relation to physical and mental health. Articles are based on original research, quality improvement studies, descriptions of programs and interventions, program/intervention evaluations, and literature reviews.

http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/WHCC
 

  • Pastoral Care Week is sponsored by COMISS Network. The Pastoral Care Week Web page offers information about upcoming themes, past celebrations, resources for planning and publicity, and an online store for ordering promotional items.

http://www.pastoralcareweek.org/home.html
 

  • Plainviews e-newsletter, published by Healthcare Chaplaincy Inc., promotes dialogue among chaplains and other spiritual care providers on issues of professional practice, advocacy, education and research, and spiritual development.

www.plainviews.org
 

  • Professional Chaplains LinkedIn Group

This group is intended as a collegial networking and information-sharing resource for professional chaplains and spiritual care providers.

Professional Chaplains on LinkedIn

 

  • Scottish Journal of Healthcare Chaplaincy, published by the Scottish Association of Chaplains in Healthcare, aims to assist health care chaplains and health care workers as they strive to provide effective spiritual, religious and pastoral care within the contemporary health care setting.

http://www.sach.org.uk/journal/journal.htm
 

  • Wayne E. Oates Institute Online promotes an interdisciplinary dialogue among the medical, religious, social work and various therapeutic communities related to spirituality, health and healing.

www.oates.org



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Other Related Links

 

  • Assembly of Episcopal Healthcare Chaplains (AEHC) is a professional association for chaplains and supporters within the Episcopal Church.

http://www.episcopalchaplain.org
 

  • Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) is an interdisciplinary organization in the field of dying, death and bereavement. Its nearly 2,000 members include a wide array of mental and medical health personnel, educators, clergy, funeral directors and volunteers. ADEC offers conferences, courses, workshops, certification and publications.

    www.adec.org
     
  • Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA) is dedicated to serving the nation's Catholic health care organizations and supporting the strategic directions of mission, ethics and advocacy. A large group of nonprofit health care sponsors, systems and facilities, CHA welcomes and respects people of all beliefs and traditions, attending to their body, mind and spirit.

http://www.chausa.org/

 

  • COMISS Commission on Accreditation of Pastoral Services (CCAPS), sponsored by the COMISS Network offers consultation and accreditation for chaplaincy departments in specialized ministry settings.

www.comissnetwork.org

 

  • The COMISS Network: The Network on Ministry in Specialized Settings is an organization whose vision is to be a unified voice for the preparation and practice of spiritual care through chaplaincy and pastoral counseling.

www.comissnetwork.org

 

  • Health Ministries Association is a non-profit membership organization; a support network for people of faith who promote whole-person health through faith groups in the communities they serve.

www.hmassoc.org

 

  • HealthCare Chaplaincy. A national nonprofit leader in the research, education and evidence-based practice of spirituality-centered health care. For nearly 50 years, it has collaborated successfully with major academic medical centers and other professional organizations in understanding and integrating spirituality into the ways care is provided.

www.healthcarechaplaincy.org

 

  • HopeandHealing.org is the online ministry of the Church Health Center in Memphis, TN, covering the topics of health ministry, wellness and living with disease. It also includes a Chaplains portal , providing spiritual care resources for professionals and laypersons. Chaplains are invited to submit stories and advice to John Shorb, editor, at shorbj@churchhealthcenter.org. The center also produces curricula and trainings on how to care for all bodies and spirits in your community or church.

www.hopeandhealing.org
 

  • Hospice Foundation of America (HFA) offers programs of professional development, public education and information, research, publications and health policy issues. Programs for health care professionals assist those who cope either personally or professionally with terminal illness, death, and the process of grief, and are offered on a national or regional basis. Programs for the public assist individual consumers of health care who are coping with issues of caregiving, terminal illness, and grief.

    www.hospicefoundation.org
     
  • Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve the safety and quality of care provided to the public through the provision of health care accreditation and related services that support performance improvement in health care organizations.

www.jointcommission.org

  • Midwest Ethics Committee Network (MECN) provides bioethics resources to institutions and individuals in the region, country and world. It provides it members access to bioethics educational programs, research, consultation and resource materials.

    www.mcw.edu

     
  • National Coalition for Health Professional Education in Genetics (NCHPEG) provides its member organizations information and resources on genetics, educational symposiums and lectures, and online training events.

www.nchpeg.org

  • National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care (NCHPC) has the following goals: To present a united voice to the public on behalf of providers who care for patients and families living with chronic, debilitating, and life-limiting illnesses, to enhance communication and cooperation among member organizations, to coordinate activities to improve care, to advocate on behalf of patients and families, and to champion public policy and regulatory initiatives. Members include the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, The Association for Professional Chaplains, The Center to Advance Palliative Care, the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association, The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, The National Palliative Care Research Center and the Social Work Hospice and Palliative Care Network.

    http://www.nationalcoalitionhpc.org
     
  • National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA) is a charitable organization dedicated to making life better for all of America's family caregivers. The NFCA represents the more than 25 million family caregivers in the U.S.

www.thefamilycaregiver.org
 

  • National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster. NVOAD coordinates planning efforts by many voluntary organizations responding to disaster. Member organizations provide more effective and less duplication in service by getting together before disasters strike.

www.nvoad.org

 
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