Ken talks with Dr Aaron Kheriaty editor of True or False Possession: How to Distinguish the Demonic from the Demented (by Jean Lhermitte and published by Sophia Institute Press) and Dr. Christopher Kaczor author of The Seven Big Myths About Marriage: What Science, Faith, and Philosophy Teach Us about Love and Happiness (Ignatius Press). Genuine demonic possessions, admits Lhermitte, evade the explanations and exceed the competence of even the wisest physicians. Skilled physicians and trained clergy must discern whether they’re dealing with real possession, or only pathology, mental or physical. You can purchase Dr Kheriaty’s book at: shop.sophiainstitute.com Dr Kaczor explores the nature of marriage, and the love they promise to each other, which is agape, a selfgiving love that is the choice to do good for the other. He also examines alternatives to covenant marriage, such as polygamy and samesex marriage, as well as cohabitation. Finally the book explores the value of children. To make sense of Catholic teaching on contraception, he says that we must first reconsider the value of fertility and having children. Kaczor’s book is available at www.ignatius.com
Host Kathleen Beckman dialogues with Clayton Barbeau on the topic of his book: The Father of the Family: A Christian Perspective. Clayton is a father of eight children and a licensed marriage and family therapist who seeks to convey the secret of happy homes: good fathers! They discuss practical ways to transform your vision of a happy family into daily reality. They discuss the Father as creator, lover, another Christ, priest, teacher, breadwinner and saint.
Caring for a parent or spouse whose health is in decline, or a child with special needs, can turn the world upside down. The emotional fallout can be devastating, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Empathic guidance from an expert who’s been there can help. Barry Jacobs, PsyD, has studied family caregiving and counseled caregivers for many years. His no-nonsense advice, The Emotional Survival Guide for Caregivers, helps family members navigate tough decisions and make the most of their time together as they care for an aging parent, a spouse, or a child with special needs. This edition of A Caring Place features an important conversation with Dr. Jacobs about caregivers being honest about the level of commitment they’re able to make. He speaks of tasks that all should attend to during their caregiving experience. He emphasizes the need for clear communication with each other in the family unit, and the importance of involving siblings, in-laws and significant others. While acknowledging their guilt, stress, and fatigue, he helps caregivers reaffirm emotional connections worn thin by the routine of daily care.
Bio- Program guest Barry Jacobs, PsyD is a clinical psychologist, family therapist and author of the book, The Emotional Survival Guide for Caregivers- Looking After Yourself and Your Family While Helping an Aging Parent(Guilford, 2006). Dr. Jacobs is one of the nation’s leading thinkers, writers, and educators about family caregiving. He serves on the AARP’s Caregivers Advisory Panel, is the spokesperson on family caregiving for the American Heart Association, and served on the American Psychological Association’s Presidential Task Force on Caregiving that produced the Caregiver Briefcase website. He has haled adjunct faculty positions at Temple University School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, and the Institute for Clinical Psychology of Widener University.
Guest- Susan Reinhard, PhD, RN, Vice President Policy and Research at AARP, regarding new study, “Home Alone: Family Caregivers Providing Complex Chronic Care.
Emotional challenges for family caregivers and how to deal with them. Warren Hebert sharing from Barry Jacob’s Book, The Caregiver’s Emotional Survival Guide.
In this program, Sr. Jean Frisk discusses Family Traditions and the Three Kings.
Warren Hebert Interviews author Mary Tutterow about her book, The Heart of the Caregiver. This Bible study for family caregivers includes conversations from Chapter 4, Knowing God and Chapter 5, You Are Loved. This is a great scripture study for those struggling with the taxing role of family caregiver.
This program includes important tips from a web based document ‘Family Care Giving 101’. It includes information from different resources and on numerous topics on care giving. Warren Hebert, RN, BSN has worked in home health for 26 years and is a family caregiver
Steve Koob talks with Greg Schutte, director of Marriage Works! Ohio, about relationships and the work that Marriage Works! Ohio does.
The Veteran’s Administration has new benefits for family caregivers as a result of the Affordable Care Act. Stipends for caregivers, insurance benefits, and more might be available to you if the Veteran you care for is post 9/11. This covers information released by the VA on February 13, 2011.
Mary Tutterow is the author of ‘The Heart of the Caregiver’, a bible study for family caregivers. In Chapter 3, God is Still Sovereign’, she explores the challenges family caregivers have with the faith journey in the midst of much difficulty. As the mother of a special needs child who also has medical needs, Mary speaks, and writes from scripture and her personal experience.
Host Warren Hebert, RN, shares a variety of tips for family caregivers during the holiday season. Whether it’s Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter or another big holiday, the stress on a family caregiver often prevents one from enjoying the family. These tips offer practical solutions that will relieve the stress for you and the person receiving care.
Steve Koob talks with Dr. Patrick Fagan, senior fellow and director of the Center for Research on Marriage, Family, and Religion, about the findings from data compiled by the Marriage and Religion Research Institute. These findings help reveal the status of American culture today, in terms of how children grow up in the presence/absence of a parent, the impact of divorce on families, and the destructive nature of contraception.
In this episode of A Caring Place, Warren Hebert talks again with Mary Tutterow the author of “The Heart of The Caregiver”. The Heart of The Caregiver is a bible study/book focusing on the needs and building up of caregivers.
In this episode of A Caring Place, Warren Hebert talks with Mary Tutterow the author of “The Heart of The Caregiver”. The Heart of The Caregiver is a bible study/book focusing on the needs and building up of caregivers.
A Caring Place is an hour long weekly program that focuses on those receiving care at home and their family caregivers. Tune in every Tuesday afternoon at 1pm central, 2pm eastern, as Warren Hebert discusses the issues that affect home caregivers and shares resources that can assist in home care. Call in with your questions and stories; toll free at 1-866-333-MARY(6279).
In this episode of A Caring Place, Warren discusses a new report on the issues facing caregivers in rural america. He then shares some stories of some of those caregivers taken from the website strengthforcaring.com.