COVID-19 Resource Page

During these uncertain times, ACPE is happy to share resources on mindfulness, spirituality, and practical reflection. If you would like to share a resource, please email Katherine Higgins at Katherine.Higgins@acpe.edu

Spiritual Care Resources 

Death, Grief, and Funerals in the COVID Age
A multidisciplinary team of over seventy end-of-life specialists – and including ACPE Certified Educator Koshin Paley Ellison – has produced a white paper entitled “Death, Grief, and Funerals in the COVID Age.

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Memorial Service
This is a virtual memorial service that can be personalized and used.

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Resources for Advocating for Your CPE Program
This time has an out-of-sync feeling to me. The question is not “WILL this time have lasting impact?” It is rather, “WHAT will the depth and breadth of impact be on our near and extended futures?”

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Tips for Leading Processing Groups
ACPE Certified Educator and Psychotherapist Cathy Hasty has developed a resource for chaplains leading processing groups, especially with clinical staff.  

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Social Media
Have you considered using social media to support your community?  The chaplain residents at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA have developed an Instagram account, on which the regularly share encouraging and supportive messages.  

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Blessing of PPE
CE Kevin Crowder offered a Blessing of PPE in lieu of the traditional Blessing of the Hands.

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Memorial Services
A resource for memorial services at a distance.

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Prayers for COVID-19 Situations
Certified Educator Ruth Alpers and the chaplains at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital shared prayers for a variety of COVID-19 situations.

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Prayers, Resources and Spiritual Practices
Certified Educator Alice Cabotaje and the chaplains at Massachusetts General Hospital have compiled prayers, resources, and spiritual practices into this helpful document.  

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Blessing of the Hands
WakeMed Chaplain Resident Sarah Wilson has been offering a meaningful Blessing of the Hands to nursing staff on her floors.  

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Spiritual Practices in the Time of COVID-19
Certified Educator Joan Murray shares several resources for spiritual practices in the time of COVID-19.

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Telechaplaincy and HIPAA
Want to know more about telechaplaincy and HIPAA?  See HHS guidance here.

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Grounding
How do you ground yourself? Certified Educator Bonnie Forsman shares insights from her work in Somatic Experiencing. Bonnie is the Convener of the Somatic Based Educational Practices CoP.

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Educational and Curriculum Resources 

Healing the Healers: Special Edition COVID-19
The 3-part filmed conversation features ACPE Certified Educator David Fleenor from Mount Sinai Center for Spirituality and Health in New York, NY who has been in the epicenter of the COVID crisis for several weeks and ACPE Certified Educator Shawn Mai of the Park Nicollet-Methodist Hospital CPE Program in Minneapolis, Minnesota, who is looking ahead towards when the peak is predicted to reach Minneapolis. Shawn and David, colleagues and friends, reach out to one another for moral support and shared wisdom as they both face new and unimagined obstacles and heartbreaking scenarios. They share learned lessons and navigate ethical challenges together, as they lean on each other.

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Writing Laments
Certified Educator Bill Gaventa shares a process for writing laments, which may be adapted for use in a variety of groups.  

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Practicing Intercultural Evidence-based Spiritual Care
Professor Carrie Doehring of Iliff School of Theology and member of ACPE Curriculum Committee describes evidence-based calming practices that can be used by and with CPE students.  

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Changes in the Clinical Context
In this document, Certified Educators share information about the impact of COVID-19 on the clinical ministry of their students.  Please add your updates.

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Transitioning to Videoconferencing
The Distance Learning CoP has developed a resource for folks who are quickly transitioning from in-person CPE to videoconferencing. 

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Reflections

What if
The Rev. Miguel Santamaria is an ACPE Certified Educator at Morton Plant Mease Health System CPE Center in Clearwater, Florida. He wrote a poem titled, "What if."

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Narrative Medicine
The Nocturnists is a forum for narrative medicine.  They have a podcast and are currently collecting COVID stories.  

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Bated Breath
A poem by Certified Educator Elizabeth Watson-Martin of Texas Health Resources. 

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Spiritual Care in the Midst of a Pandemic 
Certified Educator Joseph Yao-Kotay uses his formation as a chaplain and educator to reflect on the personal impact of COVID-19.    


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Reflective Practice
Certified Educator Sarah Knoll Sweeney has been offering daily reflections to her students and staff colleagues at Memorial Hermann in Houston, TX.  These reflections on her practice as a priest and chaplain in these times weave in ACPE outcomes and APC competencies.

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Community Resources

Guidance for Healthcare Settings
The Joint Commission offers guidance and resources that may be particularly relevant for those in healthcare setting.

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Resources from the Department of Health and Human Services
A gathering of faith, community, and mental health resources from the Department of Health and Human Services. 

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Creating Meaningful Connections
In this TED Talk, author and facilitator Priya Parker shares tools and tips for creating meaningful connections. 

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Reflection on Disaster Ministry 
ACPE Psychotherapist Claire Bamberg has shared a powerful reflection on disaster ministry from The Rev. Matt Crebbin of Newtown Congregational Church in Newtown, CT.  


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Spiritual Resilience in a Time of Pandemic 
ACPE Psychotherapist Russell Siler-Jones Th.D., LCMHCS was featured in Psychology Today with his post, "Spiritual Resilience in a Time of Pandemic."   


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NAMI Guide
NAMI has developed a list of resources for people living with mental illness and those that care for them.  


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Congregational Caring
The following resource comes from Psychotherapist Elizabeth Denham Thompson, Convener of the Congregational Consultation CoP.  This CoP has compiled helpful tips for transitioning to virtual ministry in congregations and other care settings, and also for caring for others and oneself during these anxious times.  

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Recommended Preventative Practices and FAQs for Faith-based and Community Leaders
by The Partnership Center

The Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives have released an FAQ for faith-based and Community Leader and recommended preventative practice. 

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