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Professional Sources

AAPC Members and other Professional Sources

Here is a list of resources. It is by no means exhaustive, but is a good starting point to introduce you to the world of mental health on the Internet. If you have a resource you think should be listed here, please write to AAPC's Association Office: info@aapc.org

 

Links to Professional Sources

  • Caring Connections - is a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. It is supported by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and is a national consumer engagement initiative to improve care at the end of life. Caring Connections provides free resources and information to help people make informed decisions about end-of-life care and services before a crisis. This organization helps people connect with the resources they need, when they need them. Caring Connections brings together community, state and national partners working to improve end-of-life care, by spearheading a national consumer engagement campaign called It's About How You LIVE. It provides a variety of free resources on topics including: Advance care planning, Caregiving, Pain, Financial Issues, Hospice and palliative care, and Grief and loss. Toll-free Helpline reference for people looking for end-of-life information, including free brochures and advance directives or contact information for a hospice or other end-of-life organization: (800)-658-8898.
  • The Center for Sexuality and Religion - CSR is as an educational, interfaith, and interdisciplinary organization that assists communities of faith promote sexual and spiritual health. It offers a proactive approach that will allow religious institutions to address sexuality issues in an environment where they can- with the help of a mentor - focus on various aspects of sexuality. CSR is working to help religious systems educate, support, and validate trained members of the faith community in the issues of sexuality throughout their entire life cycle.
  • Journal of Pastoral Care Publications Inc. publishes The Journal of Pastoral  Care & Counseling (advancing theory and professional practice through scholarly and reflective literature on pastoral and spiritual care, counseling, psychotherapy, education, and research) and books and monographs in the field of Pastoral Care, Counseling, and Education. JPCP Inc. also distributes Reflective Practice: Formation and Supervision in Ministry and The Journal of Pastoral Theology.
  • The Last Acts Campaign - dedicated to improving the quality of end-of-life care. A major national campaign funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, of which AAPC is a participating organization.
  • National Association of Jewish Chaplains - The National Association of Jewish Chaplains (NAJC) founded in 1989, strives to enhance the skills of Jewish Chaplains in order that they might provide quality Jewish religious and spiritual care. The NAJC is at the forefront of promoting the highest standard of professional training and practice for Jewish Chaplains. NAJC is a Member of the Spiritual Care Collaborative.
  • National Family Caregivers supports the over 25 million Americans who provide long-term care to loved ones.
  • The Organ Donation program, under the auspices of Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, provides on-going information/resources on organ donation and transplantation issues, a factor in every day life that crosses all ethnic/cultural/religious lines.
  • Oates Journal - A publication of the Wayne E. Oates Institute addressing issues related to spirituality, faith, and the healing process.
  • Gifts From Within - is a non-profit organization dedicated to those who suffer posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), those at risk for PTSD, and those who care for traumatized individuals.  Gifts From Within helps everyone with PTSD by sharing ideas, improving morale, and reducing the stigma of the diagnosis and its treatment.
  • Sacred Dying Foundation - is dedicated to elevating spiritual and cultural awareness at the time of death.
  • Seattle University - Founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic university located on 48 acres on Seattle's Capitol Hill. More than 7,500 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools. U.S. News and World Report's "Best Colleges 2008" ranks Seattle University among the top 10 universities in the West that offer a full range of masters and undergraduate programs.
  • Society for Intercultural Pastoral Care and Counseling - SIPCC has the purpose of supporting international exchange and mutual learning in pastoral care and counseling and of focusing on the meaning of interculturality in these fields.
  • Wayne E. Oates Institute Online - promoting an interdisciplinary dialogue among the medical, religious, social work, and various therapeutic communities related to spirituality, health, and healing; online conferences and journal.
  • Winds of Hope and Winds of Healing is a national organization that uses music to raise awareness and funds for mental health services and spiritual care in underserved and needy areas of the United States. The non-profit outreach began through the cooperative efforts of many.  Its organizers were individuals and organizations whose talents and gifts, networking and connections came together in remarkable ways.  AAPC is one of the founding partners of the project, along with Substance Abuse and Mental Health Servicess Administration (SAMSHA) Presbyterian Health Education and Welfare Association (PHEWA) Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) and the Presbyterian Church (USA).

AAPC News

  • Rev. Clinton D. McNair retires:Rev. Clinton D. McNair, Ph.D., retires from Seattle University School of Theology & Ministry+more
  • 2 Websites on Community Behavioral Health:MentalHealth.gov is an online “library” for people looking for information about mental health. (SAMHSA) will soon release a Toolkit for Community Conversations About Mental Health to support communities interested in holding discussions about mental health using consistent information and approaches. +more
  • Fulfilling the Behavioral Health Care Agenda:Fulfilling the Behavioral Health Care Agenda+more
  • AAPC Best Practices for Electronic Media:The Judicial Ethics Panel of AAPC has developed this set of "Best Practices for AAPC Members in Relation to Electronic Communication." +more

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