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Winter 2022


Challenging behaviors happen, even within Sunday schools and ministries to children and youth. This essay explores spiritual and theoretical perspectives about disability and addressing behaviors. Teachers, leaders and volunteers may benefit from example practical strategies for planning for and responding to such challenging behaviors, especially the social, emotional and behavioral challenges related to disability.


Originally published as: Burchard, M.S. (2022). Perspectives and practical strategies for disability-related behavior challenges in ministries to children and youth. The Journal of the Christian Institute on Disability 10(1).

The Christian Institute on Disability

The Christian Institute on Disability is a ministry of Joni and Friends. Its mission is to impact the Church, Christian and public institutions, and societies with a biblical worldview and life-giving truth on issues pertaining to life, dignity, justice, and equality that affect people with disabilities. This Journal is a FREE resource.