Mark Vander Vennen was featured in the May/June issue of Faith Today in an interview by Karen Stiller. In this article Mark spoke about what mental health means for a Christian, when to go for therapy, and how Christians can stop saying inappropriate things to each other during rough times. Read the complete article here.
Mark Vander Vennen and Marg Smit-VandeZande together with Ken Van Wyk and Ric Csiernik recently had the following professional journal article published in the Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health. The article titled: ”Bringing EAP to Faith Communities: Genesis of a Canadian Congregational Assistance Plan“ can be found here.
Josh Wachtel featured Shalem’s Restorative Practice Hosting Project in a recent International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP) blog post. Josh wrote about the hosting program and how faith communities act as hosts of restorative processes that happen in their local communities. Read the full post here.
Shalem’s CAP program has been featured in the Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health in the an article titled “A Tale of Two Churches: The Development of a Congregational Assistance Program”. Both Marg Smit-VandeZande and Mark Vander Vennen are two of the authors of this piece, along with Ken Van Wyk and Rick Csiernik. To read the full article, visit this link.
The National Post recently wrote an article on Restorative Practices in a Newfoundland School and how it has tranformed the culture at their school. Here is a link to the full article: Detention is over: Schools trying out discussion first before resorting to by-the-book discipline.
Shalem is celebrating God’s faithfulness over the past 50 years! Please join us in a service of celebration, praising God for 50 years, and commending Shalem to God for this Anniversary year and beyond. Rev. Henk Bruinsma will lead us in a service of celebration and worship to launch the anniversary celebrations on Thursday, January 31st, 2013 at 7 pm. The service will be held in Heritage Hall at Holland Christian Homes, 7900 McLaughlin Road South, Brampton. For more information, view this link or please contact the Shalem office at 866-347-0041.
Perspectrum is a collaborative art project between students from RE-create Outreach Art Studio, Hamilton District Christian High School, and Notre Dame House School. The art from this project will open with a reception on November 9, 2012 from 7 pm – 9 pm for the Art Crawl in Hamilton. The art will be displayed from November 9 – 30. For more information, contact RE-create’s Studio Coordinator: Meghan Hers. Please join us!
On October 14, 2012, Mark Vander Vennen preached at Rehoboth Fellowship Christian Reformed Church, 800 Burnhamthorpe Road, Toronto, ON M9C 2Z3. Mark’s message is entitled “The Gift of Joy”, focused on older brother in the Parable of the Prodigal Son. Read his message in full here click HERE.
Listen to this interview on the use of Restorative Practices in Schools. Dorothy Vaandering, a professor at Memorial University in St. John’s, NL, was interviewed on CBC this past summer. Dorothy Vaandering edits the RJ Dialogue, co-published by Dorothy and Shalem, and was also a founding member of the FaithCARE group.
Congratulations to our partner in restorative practice, the International Institute of Restorative Practice—Canada, on its work with the Toronto District School Board, featured in this front-page article in the Toronto Star.
REcreate Outreach Art Studio, in partnership with the Urban Arts Initiative will be participating in the May Art Crawl in Hamilton. The show is titled: See My Voice! Declarations in photograph The opening reception is on May 11, 2012 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. For more information, view this link. Please join us!
Read Mark Vander Vennen’s article about a restorative justice New Year’s resolution in Northumberland Today.
John is one of Ontario’s Forgotten Children, Mark introduces John and our attachment psychotherapy work in this letter. Please consider supporting Shalem this Christmas Season.
Mark Vander Vennen was recently a studio guest with Drew. LISTEN to this interview where Mark and Drew discuss the “Christmas Crazies”.
Gerald was a tireless advocate, all of his life, for people on the margins, for justice and dignity for all. He was a member of the Order of Canada. Read this wonderful tribute to Gerald’s life from Mark Vander Vennen.