The North Wisconsin District is placing a strong emphasis on caring for our church workers. Below are resources to equip your congregation to care for the needs of your staff.   

NWD Wellness Support 

Ministerial Health: Pastor Mark Lundgren at 

Wellness Task Force: Deaconess Chrissie Gillet, Debbie Kline, Erin Mehlberg, DJ Schult, Pr. Lundgren

Worker Health Priorities and Resources for Ministry

  • Processing: sharing our struggles and validating with love, not judgement.

Practical tips on processing and helping someone cope. Find it here. 

Compassion resilience tools for schools. Find it here.

  • Coping: understand and implementing healthy coping behaviors, both short and long term.

Resources and ideas for coping. Find it here

​Building a Caregiver Self Regulation Plan. Find it here. 

  • Boundaries: accountability for limits that protect us and meet our needs.

Boundaries: education and coaching by Davidson 

Boundaries: exploration activity

Boundaries: what are personal boundaries

Boundaries: creating healthy boundaries notes

  • Student Social Emotional Learning (SEL): SEL education to best support the students we serve.

CESA9 Webinar for NWD schools, held 8-4-20. Find it here

Compassion Resilience Toolkit website - Facilitator resources to build the capacity of helping professionals, caregivers, and the systems in which they serve. Includes a toolkit specific for schools. Find it here. 

SEL defined from the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. According to a 2011 meta-analysis of 213 studies involving more than 270,000 students, those who participated in evidence-based SEL programs showed an 11% point gain in academic achievement. Studies also show decreases in: dropout rates, school and classroom behavior issues, drug use, teen pregnancy, mental health problems, and criminal behavior. The approach often includes curriculum, staff training, school policies, and community partnerships. Find it here.

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