Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Primary Subject Area
Education, Special; Religion, Clergy; Religion, General
Nickerson, John, "Ministry to Families of Handicapped Children" (1995). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 240.
Public attention has been drawn to the presence and needs of handicapped members of society. Little attention, however, has been given by the institutions of society, beginning with organized religion, to the families of the handicapped, the caregivers, and their special needs. This project is directed to the clergy and consists of two parts. The first is a seminar for clergy, to inform and sensitize them to said families. The second is a model forum with which the clergy will be equipped, in turn, to inform, sensitize, and prompt congregational members toward appropriate outreach in this specialized ministry.