Yesterday we launched this book – the culmination of a lot of very hard work and the contributions of many people – it is full of stories from the practice of chaplains, youth workers, nurses, play workers as well as a myriad of ideas for spiritual care activities. It was launched at a conference on Spiritual Care at Birmingham Children’s Hospital along with a new Centre for Paediatric Spiritual Care – check it out the website below and follow us on twitter!
I don’t quote from our own work that often but we are very proud of this book and want to honour the lives of so many sick children and young people whose stories are shared as well as the innovative practice of those who contributed to the book and the creativity that is represented. While it is a book about chaplaincy many of the ideas would translate into a lot of other contexts such as mentoring or pastoral care.
We are very grateful to Jessica Kingsley Publishing for their support in the journey from the initial idea to the book we see today.