Bruised Reeds and Smoldering Wicks

Rev. Dr. Chris Haughee has written a wonderful resource for churches. “Bruised Reeds and Smoldering Wicks” is an 8-week study on the intersections between the science of adversity in childhood (ACEs), trauma, and ministry. Suitable for individuals exploring how their faith and the science of brain development, toxic stress, and spiritual formation are connected, this …

Growing Leaders

According to, “Growing Leaders is a non-profit organization that partners with schools, colleges, athletic depats. and organizations to develop today’s emerging generation of leaders.”
– There are many free resources available
– Habitudes Youth Ministry Curriculum (There is a cost for the Youth Ministry Programs.)

Prevention Plus Wellness – In God’s Image

According to, Prevention Plus Wellness is an “Evidence-Based Screening & Brief Substance Use Prevention Interventions Promoting Wellness for Youth & Adults.” “Prevention Plus Wellness In God’s Image is a fully scripted program designed to give teachers, youth leaders, mentors, parents and service providers a quick and easy to use tool to promote spiritually and physically active, healthy and substance use-free lifestyles among adolescents.” There is a cost for this program. This is a Christian-based program.

Find a Nar-Anon Meeting

According to, “The Nar-Anon Family Groups is primarily for those who know or have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction problem of someone very near to you. We have traveled that unhappy road too, and found the answer with serenity and peace of mind.”

Find an Alateen Meeting

According to, “Alateen is a place where members come together to: share experiences, strength, and hope with each other to find effective ways to cope with problems, discuss difficulties and encourage one another, help each other understand the principles of the Al-Anon program through the use of the Twelve Steps and Alateen’s Twelve Tradition.”