Behavior Management for Children and Youth Ministry

Event Information

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Compassionate Heart Ministries

With Barbara J. Newman, director of church services, and Victoria White, church services consultant 

12:00-1:30pm (lunch included)

Held at Compassionate Heart Ministries, 404 Centerstone Ct., Zeeland, MI 49464

Be equipped with multiple tools to support children and youth with unique behavior support needs within your ministry. This includes strategies and practical ideas for including individuals with more significant behavior support needs. Ideal for church leaders, volunteers, and parents, participants will leave with a framework to use in home or ministry settings.

Registration is required. 

Cost: $10 (lunch included); free for Member and Supporting Churches

Please register below.

Our Presenters

Barbara J. Newman, Director of Church ServicesBarbara J Newman

For over 30 years, Barbara J. Newman has endeavored to create communities of inclusion through CLC Network where she serves as the director of church services. Co-administrating inclusive education at Zeeland Christian School allows her to stay on top of best practices which she shares at schools and churches nationwide and in her books and practical resources, includingAutism and Your Church, Helping Kids Include Kids with Disabilities, Nuts & Bolts of Inclusive Education, and her latest title, Accessible Gospel, Inclusive Worship. 

Barbara was the 2012 recipient of the Christian Service Award from Bethesda Lutheran Communities, the 2015 recipient of the Henri J.M. Nouwen Award from the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and the 2017 recipient of the Ability Award from the Disability Network – Lakeshore. She holds a teaching certificate with a cognitive impairment endorsement from Calvin College, and a Master of Arts in early childhood education and early childhood developmental delay from Grand Valley State University with a concentrated study in autism spectrum disorders. 


Victoria White, Church Services Consultant  

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Victoria White, church services coordinator and consultant at CLC Network, has been involved in education and ministry for over twenty years. Victoria has written curriculum for her church’s children’s ministry, as well as for Friendship Ministries’ adult inclusive Bible study, TOGETHER. She has edited several books, including CLC Network’s latest publication, Accessible Gospel, Inclusive Worship. Victoria brings her experience in homeschooling, a degree in education, a decade of supporting inclusion at Zeeland Christian School, and victory over a debilitating chronic illness to serve families and churches in their efforts to include individuals of all abilities with excellence.