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Author and chaplain Thomas Shane tells dozens of stories of what it is like to provide crisis pastoral care to those caught in the grim and shocking realities of life. His book brings a balanced, spirituality-based perspective to the dead center of heartbreaking human experiencesviolent crimes, homicides, natural disasters, automobile accidents, suicides, child abuse, and more. The author has worked with law enforcement professionals for 30 years, and his life has been dedicated to the victims and families involved in tragedies, and particularly to the needs of police officers. His words will both encourage and instruct other helping professionals to be better prepared to deal with their own and others needs during a crisis situation. The book gives readers an insiders view, not theoretical. Dr. Shane candidly reveals his own struggles, doubts and fears, along with the courage, faith and hope that sustains his life and work. He even addresses the complex and challenging task of offering care and spiritual counsel to the perpetrators of crimes. He worked with families and victims in Oklahoma City, after the bombing, and at Ground Zero, New York A book for front-line law enforcement officers, EMTs & the chaplains who work with them, grief counselors, psychologists & local clergy, and anyone interested in true crime stories. General principles for working with police Helping people deal with guilt and find forgiveness The real and personal risks in crisis intervention Death notification Chaplaincy and terrorism What is the pastors authority, and what is not

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