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Dr. Mary Moschella on Pastoral Care Fundamentals

February 5, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Dr. Mary Moschella delivers a lecture entitled, “Caring for Stories.”  Just what is pastoral care? Providing spiritual and emotional care for youth and for their families is a major part of a youth leader’s job, but many youth workers don’t have specific training in this area. How do you have a pastoral conversation with youth group members and/or their families? Active listening skills can enhance your ability to care for youth and the stories they share. Learn how to provide a safe and supportive environment for those entrusted to your care.  We will also consider questions about referral: how do you know when to speak to a pastor or recommend the assistance of a health care professional? Dr. Moschella is the Roger J. Squire Professor of Divinity at Yale Divinity School.



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Dr. Mary Clark Moschella is Roger J. Squire Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling. Previously, Professor Moschella taught at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C., for ten years. Before that, she was a pastor in United Church of Christ congregations in Massachusetts for thirteen years.