Youth Ministry Resource Site: Pastoral Practice

The National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry provides this Resource Site to support and strengthen those who accompany young people as they encounter and follow Jesus Christ.

This Resource Site is continually being updated and developed and we are always seeking best resources for use by ministry leaders in parishes, schools and dioceses across the country. If you have resources to share, please use the button to submit them at any time.


Violence

Natural Disasters

Bullying

Online Safety

  • Faith and Safety, A resource guide brought to you by a collaboration between The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America https://www.faithandsafety.org/

  • NSTeens, A program of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that has interactive games and videos on a variety of Internet safety topics. http://www.nsteens.org/
  • Parents:
  • Common Sense Media, A comprehensive and frequently updated site that is packed with resources.  Dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing information and education to help them thrive in a world of media and technology. http://www.commonsensemedia.org/
  • Family Online Safety Institute http://www.fosi.org/
  • WiredSafety http://www.wiredsafety.org/
  • ChildNet http://www.childnet.org/
  • PACER http://www.pacer.org/
  • iKeepSafe, Resources for parents, educators, kids and parishes on navigating mobile and social media technologies. http://www.ikeepsafe.org/
  • Enough is Enough, EIE is dedicated to continuing to raise public awareness about online dangers, specifically the dangers of Internet pornography and sexual predators. EIE advances solutions that promote equality, fairness, and respect for human dignity with shared responsibility between the public, technology, and the law. http://www.internetsafety101.org/
  • Helping you Talk to your Kids about, One-stop for an overview of advice from several child safety organizations on sexually explicit and violent material, meeting strangers online, sharing too much personal information, cyberbullying, exposure to vulgar language, sites promoting inappropriate behavior, and malware. http://www.google.com/goodtoknow/familysafety/advice
  • InternetMatters.org, A UK site that Internet Matters is an independent, not-for-profit organisation to help parents keep their children safe online.  Internet Matters provides practical suggestions about how to take preventative measures, but also what to do if your family needs advice about a specific issue. Whether it's finding out about filters to search safely or what to do about cyberbullying, Internet Matters aims to put you in touch with the best resources and support. http://internetmatters.org/
  • Family online safety institute – Platform for Good, A nonprofit organization which enables teens, parents and educators to connect, teaching digital citizenship skills so that kids make safe, smart choices online. http://www.aplatformforgood.org/
  • ConnectSafely, ConnectSafely is for parents, teens, educators, advocates, policy makers – everyone engaged in and interested in the impact of the social Web. http://www.connectsafely.org/

Youth at Risk

Loss/Death/Grieving

Dating/Relationships/Sexuality/Pornography

LGBTQ

Youth with Disabilities

Sexual Abuse/Predators/Youth Protection

Immigration