Training Catholic Elementary Administrators to Respond to the Death of a Student

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Training Catholic Elementary Administrators to Respond to the Death of a Student

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dc.contributor.advisor Meogrossi, Romuald en_US
dc.contributor.author Wickersty Witte, Kristin Annette en_US
dc.contributor.other Fosarelli, Patricia en_US
dc.contributor.other Marthaler, Berard en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-24T17:14:15Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-24T17:14:15Z
dc.date.created 2011 en_US
dc.date.issued 2011-06-24T17:14:15Z
dc.identifier.other WickerstyWitte_cua_0043A_10248 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1961/9752
dc.description Degree awarded: D.Min. Pastoral Studies. The Catholic University of America en_US
dc.description.abstract Training Catholic Elementary Administrators to Respond to the Death of a StudentKristin A. Wickersty Witte, Doctor of Ministry Director: Rev. Romuald Meogrossi, OFM Conv., Ph.D.,In the event of the death of a child, an overwhelming situation may arise within the child's Catholic elementary school community. Catholic school administrators are expected to have within their skill base an ability to coordinate the logistics, the pastoral concerns, as well an ability to navigate the theological components of a faith-based school setting. The administrators of Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore are expected to lead their communities through the difficult hours, weeks and months following the death of a student. Catholic School elementary principals often do not have the tools or training to fall back on when this type of tragedy strikes. The purpose of this project is to design, implement, and evaluate a workshop that will provide Catholic Elementary school administrators with 1) a basic understanding of grief and bereavement in regards to the traumatic death of a child attending their school, 2) Roman Catholic theological foundations surrounding death and dying especially in regards to the death of a child, and 3) practical skills to lead a school through the first few days following the traumatic death. Where there are a number of programs available regarding children and crisis response, the element which establishes this project as unique is the integration of the component of Catholic identity. en_US
dc.format.extent 180 p. en_US
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en_US
dc.publisher The Catholic University of America en_US
dc.subject Pastoral Counseling en_US
dc.subject.other Administrators en_US
dc.subject.other Catholic en_US
dc.subject.other Death en_US
dc.subject.other Elementary en_US
dc.subject.other Student en_US
dc.subject.other Training en_US
dc.title Training Catholic Elementary Administrators to Respond to the Death of a Student en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US


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