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The Chaplain Cafe Podcast with Chaplain Bart J. Leger
50 minutes | Apr 25, 2016
Episode 11 - Interview with Officer Houston Gass
In today's episode Chaplain Leger interviews Officer Houston Gass. Officer Gass was injured when he was shot in the face with a shotgun while responding to a domestic disturbance call while working for the Pampa, Texas Police Department. This interview takes place during the International Conference of Police Chaplains Regional Training Seminar in Lubbock, Texas. Officer Gass was still recovering from his injuries and was one week out of his last surgery at the time of this interview. Houston gives advice to those who have been injured, to their families and to those who care for them. Don't miss this very moving and informative episode.
32 minutes | Apr 18, 2016
Episode 10 - Helping Children Cope with Traumatic Events
In this episode Chaplain Leger talks about children's reaction to traumatic events and gives some age-specific responses and some things to do to help at different ages. Be prepared to support parents when they ask what they should do for their children.
48 minutes | Mar 14, 2016
Episode 9 - Taking Care of Your Department's Families Part 2
In today's episode, Chaplain Leger outlines the procedures for developing a Family Support Program in your department. There are many questions you must answer before you begin. It will help to have these answered so you can start off right and take care of your families effectively.
32 minutes | Mar 7, 2016
Episode 8 - Interview with ICPC Conference Director Craig Hungler
In today's episode Chaplain Leger has an interview with Craig Hungler. Craig is a retired career law enforcement officer and is now the Conference Director for the International Conference of Police Chaplains. They talk about his career as well as why law enforcement chaplains should consideer attending this year's Annual Training Seminar.
17 minutes | Feb 29, 2016
Episode 7 - Taking Care of Your Department's Families
In today's episode, Chaplain Leger discusses the importance of taking care of your agency's families. Your personnel are your department's greatest asset. But your employees will not be able to function at their best if their families and significant support system are not taken care of. Chaplain Leger provides practical ways to provide this support in the form of family orientations.
23 minutes | Feb 22, 2016
Episode 6 - The Importance of Peer Support Programs in the Workplace
In today's episode, Chaplain Leger discusses the importance of having a Peer Support program in the workplace. This has been an integral part of the first responder culture for quite some time, but may be new to some organizations.
24 minutes | Feb 15, 2016
Episode 5 - The Importance of a Job Description
In this episode Chaplain Leger discusses the importance of a good job description for a Chaplain ministry. What should it include? Why is it important?
41 minutes | Feb 8, 2016
Episode 4 - Interview with Chaplain Fr. John Harth
In today's podcast, Chaplain Leger interviews Chaplain John Harth, a First Responder Chaplain from Missouri.
30 minutes | Feb 1, 2016
Episode 3 - Interview with Disaster Relief Chaplain Tamra Gore
In today's episode Chaplain Leger interviews Chaplain Tamra Gore. Chaplain Gore has many years of experience working with first responders. She has worked with law enforcement, fire and survivors of natural disasters all over the world. She shares her years of experience and wisdom with us and provides practical help in knowing how best to serve others in the aftermath of a natural disaster. Tamra even tells us what to pack in our "GoBag" in order to be the most effective. She provides our tip of the week as well with a ministry idea that she and her husband have used with their first responders. Be prepared to soak up what she has to give and get ready to take your ministry to the next level.
32 minutes | Jan 23, 2016
Episode 2 - Practical Resources to Assist Those Who are Grieving
In this episode Chaplain Leger talks about practical resources to provide to those who are grieving and have suffered loss. Chaplains are often asked what to do next following hearing of a traumatic loss. Don't be empty-handed. Be prepared. Also, stay tuned for the tip of the week.
33 minutes | Jan 22, 2016
Episode 1 - My Chaplaincy Background
In this episode of The Chaplain Cafe Podcast I give my chaplaincy background and how I got started. I also give the Tip of the Week. For today's shownotes and links to the resources mentioned in the podcast, go to www.ChaplainCafe.org/episode1. Thanks for listening. Please Subscribe in iTunes and rate and leave a review so more chaplains can find this podcast. God bless and let's take our ministry to the next level.
10 minutes | Jan 18, 2016
Episode 0 Introduction
In this episode I introduce this new podcast and tell a little about myself. I welcome your feedback and questions. Simply go to www.ChaplainCafe.org/about-me and shoot me an email. From there you can also leave me a voice message with your question or comment and I might use your question on the podcast. I look forward to getting to know you in this learning community.
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