Resources

Welcome to our resources page. Below you will find links to resources for depression, grief and topics for families as well as a link to the FORMED website with other Catholic resources. Please contact us using the buttons below to recommend resources that are not on this page or to contact our counselor, Caitlin Dudenhoefer, M.A./L.P.C. Please note: all resource recommendations and requests for counseling will remain confidential. 

Depression/Grief

Support Groups

St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Catholic Parish

  • A Christian support group for adults grieving a loss.
  • Meets at St. Pat’s in Toledo from 3:00-4:30 PM on the 1st Tuesday of every month.
  • Contact: Sr. Gail Lambert (419) 724-4675 for information and registration. 

Today and Beyond

  • A Christian support group for adults grieving any loss.
  • Meets at Christ the King Catholic Parish from 6:30-8 PM on the 2nd Tuesday of every month.  Other member parishes include: St. Joseph Catholic Parish in Sylvania, Ohio and Blessed Sacrament Catholic Parish in Toledo, Ohio
  • Contact: Terry McKown (419)475-4348 ext. 112 (or) tmckown@ctktoledo.org for more information and to register.

St. Rose Catholic Parish

  • A Christian support group for adults who have lost a loved one to death.
  • Meets at St. Rose in Toledo every Tuesday at 6:30 PM for 9 weeks September-November and February-April.
  • Contact: Susie Waible-Rose (419) 704-4641 or (419) 874-4559 to register prior to September and February sessions.

Good Grief

  • Age appropriate peer groups for grief support.  Children and teens attend sessions with their age group and parents/ caregivers can simultaneously attend their own support group meetings.
  • Meets every Tuesday from 6-7:45pm and each program night begins with a meal.
  • Contact: (419) 360- 4939 (main office) and ask for Dorothy M. or Shannon B. for information and fill out the form at http://www.goodgriefnwo.org/enrollment/ to register.

Hospice of North-West Ohio

  • Various support groups and workshops for all age groups grieving a loss.  Available to anyone in the community.
  • Meetings available in Toledo, OH, Perrysburg, OH and Lambertville, MI.  Location, date, and time depend on the specific group.
  • Contact: The Hospice Bereavement Team at (419) 661-4001 (Toledo location) or (734)568- 6801 (Lambertville location) or visit  http://www.hospicenwo.org/family-support/grief-support/  for information and registration.

Literature

A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis. 1961.

This book is C.S. Lewis’ journaled experience through the grief process after the loss of his beloved wife.

Tear Soup by Pat Schwiebert and Chuck DeKlyen. 2007.

This book is a relatable story for both adults and children about the grief process and how everyone’s journey though grief is unique.

A Bright Red Scream by Marilee Strong. 1998.

This book explains the psychology behind self-harm as well as how to better understand and help those who suffer depression and choose to express their pain through self-harm.

Scripture

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” (Ps. 34:18)
“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” (Ps. 73:26)
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” (Mt. 5:4)
“Be strong and courageous.  Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9) 

For Families

Communication

Literature: Speak Up and Get Along by Scott Cooper. 2005.

A practical book that uses several assertiveness techniques to teach adolescents how to navigate emotional expression, form (and maintain) friendships, as well as grow in self-knowledge.

Literature: You Just Don’t Understand by Deborah Tannen. 1990.

This book is a linguistics professor’s informational and witty book discussing the differences between male and female communication. It provides psychological and social explanations for the different ways male and female brains are “wired” as well as gives some practical tips for navigating these differences for more effective communication.

Scripture

“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. ” (Eph. 4:29).
“Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up.” (Prov. 12:25)
“May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.” (Ps. 19:14)

Education

100 Ways for Parents to be Involved in their Child’s Education.

This online brochure lists a variety of practical ways that parents and family members can be involved in their child’s educational life.
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Homework: A Guide for Parents. Peg Dawson. 2010.

This online pamphlet provides foundational guidelines for homework as it relates to both children and parents.

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Homework Without Tears: A Parent’s Guide for Motivating Children to Do Homework and to Succeed in School. Lee Canter and Lee Hausner, PhD. 1987.

This book offers parents tips and strategies for encouraging their children to do their homework and develop self-motivation to learn.

Scripture

“If you remain in my word, you will truly be my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (Jn 8:32)
“The Spirit of the Lord will rest upon him. The spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the spirit of counsel and of might, the spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord.” (Is. 11:2)
“Teach me knowledge and good judgment, for I trust your commands” (Ps. 119:66)

Discipline

The New Strong Willed Child. Dr. James Dobson. 2004

An updated version of his book The Strong Willed Child, this book discusses strategies and tips to help parents and teachers effectively teach children self-discipline.

The Healing Power of Confession. Dr. Scott Hahn. 2010

On this CD, Dr. Hahn shares parts of his conversion story to illustrate the healing power of God’s mercy in his life through the sacrament of Confession.

Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard. Chip Heath and Dan Heath. 2010

This book provides practical tips and methods for breaking negative habits and forming positive habits that ultimately help us to lead a more fulfilled life.

Scripture

“My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline, and do not loose heart when He rebukes you, because the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and He chastens everyone He accepts as His son.” (Heb. 12:5-6)
“His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of Him who called us by his own glory and goodness.” (2 Pet. 1:3)
“Finally brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable- if anything is excellent or praiseworthy- think about such things.” (Phil. 4:8)

Social Media

Common Sense Media (web source)

www.commonsensemedia.org
This website provides news, advice, and responses to common questions parents ask about social media and moderating their children’s usage of it.

Connect Safely (web source)

www.connectsafely.org
This website is a resources created by parents for parents to promote the appropriate use of technology and to discuss how parents can help their children also navigate the appropriate use of technology.

Covenant Eyes (online software)

www.covenanteyes.com
This online software assists with blocking inappropriate websites and is a great tool for creating accountability with technology.

Scripture

“The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and buffeted the house.  But it did not collapse; it had been set solidly on rock.” (Mt. 7:25)
“Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind.   After the wind, there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake.  After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire.   And after the fire came a gentle whisper.  When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave.” (1 Kings 19:11-13)
Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.   If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God.   If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength that God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ.  To Him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.”  (1 Pet. 4:10)

Prayer

Coming April 2018

Relationships

Coming February 2018

Domestic Church

Coming May 2018

Formed

For further resources on these and other topics, visit https://formed.org/study
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