The first comprehensive resource for
in the face of disaster—a vital
resource for clergy, seminarians,
pastoral counselors and
caregivers of all faith traditions.
This essential resource for clergy and
caregivers integrates the classic foundations of pastoral care
with the unique challenges of disaster response on community,
regional and national levels.
Offering the latest theological
perspectives and tools, along with basic theory and skills from
the best disaster response texts, research and concepts, the
contributors to this resource are innovators in their fields
and represent Christianity, Judaism, Islam and more.
Exploring how spiritual care changes
following a disaster, and including a comprehensive explanation
of a disaster’s lifecycle, this is the definitive
guidebook for counseling not only the victims of disaster but
also the clergy and caregivers who are called to service in the
wake of crisis.
Rev. Lloyd George Abrams, DMin Imam
Ummi Nur Allene Ali Rev. Willard W. C. Ashley Sr., DMin,
DH Chaplain Therese M. Becker, MA, MDiv Rev.
David Billings, DMin Rev. Greg Bodin, BCC, MDiv
Rabbi Zahara Davidowitz-Farkas, BCJC Rev. Thomas H.
Davis Jr. Kevin L. Ellers, DMin Rev. George
Handzo, BCC Imam Yusuf Hasan, BCC Imam Muhammad
Hatim, PhD, DMin Rev. Earl E. Johnson, MDiv, BCC
Rev. Lorraine Jones, MDiv John D. Kinsel, MS, LPCC
Rev. Canon William V. Livingston, MDiv, MEd Rev.
Charles R. Lorrain, DMin Rev. Kevin Massey, BCC
Rabbi Myrna Matsa, DMin Pamela Norris Norwood, LCSW
Rev. Naomi Paget, DMin, BCC, BCETS Rev. Rebeca
Radillo, DMin Tanya Pagán Raggio, MD, MPH, FAAP
Rabbi Stephen B. Roberts, BCJC Rev. John A.
Robinson Jr., MDiv Roberta L. Samet, LCSW Rev.
Arthur Schmidt, DMin, BCC Timothy G. Serban, MA, BCC
Rev. Frederick J. Streets, MDiv, MSW, DSW, DD, LICSW
Rev. Julie Taylor, MDiv, CTR Cheryl Guidry Tyiska
Rev. Beverly Wallace, PhD Rev. John C. Wilson,
“Timely, compelling and
valuable…. Provides congregational clergy and pastoral
care professionals with the skill and wisdom needed to sustain
and support their communities when disaster strikes.”
Dayle A. Friedman, editor, Jewish Pastoral Care:
A Practical Handbook
from Traditional and Contemporary Sources
“Draws on a wealth of experience
… presents a compassionate, comprehensive mandate to
prepare for spiritual care after a disaster and an abundance of
wisdom for our response to ordinary crises.”
Herbert Anderson, PhD, co-author, All Our Losses,
All Our Griefs: Resources of
“A priceless compendium of realistic
scenarios and needs, and of corresponding resources and
personal and professional gifts or skills that can guide our
preparations to serve most effectively.”
Thomas G. Landry, III, former
National Association of Catholic
Rev. Willard W. C. Ashley Sr., DMin, DH, a psychotherapist, is the founder and senior
pastor of the Abundant Joy Community Church in Jersey City, New
Jersey. He was project director for Care for the Caregivers
Interfaith Program, the largest clergy resiliency program in
the United States, created to assist caregivers in New York
after 9/11. He also serves as a consultant on disaster recovery
and clergy self-care to congregations and Fortune 100
companies; and is a board member of Disaster Chaplaincy
Services. Ashley is an ordained minister in the National
Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.; Disciples of Christ; and the
American Baptist Churches, USA.