A health crisis is a difficult journey for anyone. But when cancer or any other serious illness strikes a family raising children, it has an impact on every member of the family.
Children often experience stress and anxiety when a parent, caregiving grandparent or other relative becomes seriously ill. This trauma can cause children to act out at home or school, become depressed or have difficulty with relationships.
Free Help for Families
To help families in our community who are facing a health crisis while raising children, Bethel has invited Scottie Summerlin to our campus as a special guest speaker on January 7, 2019 at 6:30 PM.
The presentation will be held on our Hamill Rd. campus and is free of charge, but please register using the form below so we know how many people to expect.
Families who are overwhelmed by a health crisis can get additional help at Bethel Bible Village:
- Bethel offers an intensive weekend retreat for families who need help working through a crisis.
- Bethel also provides residential care for children when a parent or relative caregiver is temporarily unable to care for them due to surgery or treatment during a serious illness.
Children age 5-18 stay in cottages on our campus while their parent or other relative caregiver recovers. Bethel provides meals, counseling, social services and recreational opportunities. Those in grades 6-12 attend our campus school, Bethel Christian Academy. Younger children attend a nearby elementary school.
About the Speaker
Scottie Goodman Summerlin is known to many Chattanoogans for her time as a television news anchor/reporter. She later transitioned to a communications career advocating for education with nonprofits using the connections she’s made during the last 20 years in Chattanooga. Scottie was chosen as the Tennessee delegate for the Parenting magazine “Mom Congress” in Washington, D.C. She is a Leadership Chattanooga graduate, a Junior League of Chattanooga sustainer and a Chattanooga Woman of Distinction award recipient.
Scottie has 14-year-old twin boys, Jack and Jake. Her late husband, Dan, passed away in 2017 after a 14 month battle with cancer. Scottie founded a support group for widowed moms with the help of her church, First Christian Chattanooga. For more information, contact her at email@example.com.
For more information about this free presentation, contact Bethel at 423.842-5757 or by email.