Chaplaincy

Chapter 2 -Insights from Child Development for Pediatric Chaplains

Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD) The difference between what someone can do on their own and what they would be able to do with support or collaboration. Infancy Feeling loved and cared for are critical for their future physical, mental and spiritual development. Chaplains should encourage medically appropriate touch between infants and parents (Necessary for …

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Chapter 1 – Child Spirituality and Faith Development

Toddlers High Level of Determination Lack of Caution Trust and Per-verbal world of relationships. Preschool Image and feelings ScriptureGiven to magical explanations of religious events rather than a narrative sequence. God ImageA magical power. PrayerA wishful, magical activity. Religious IdentityAutomatic, unquestioned.   School Age The power to be ‘in’ a story. ScriptureEngrossed by narrative but …

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