Public People, Private Lives Paperback

Tackling stress in clergy families

by Jean Burton; Chris Burton;

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Public People, Private Lives

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Who cares for the carers? Is it possible for the families of public figures to have private lives? How does it feel to be a vicarage child in the 21st century?

The authors tackle an area of enormous importance for the Church: the stresses of clerical family life, with implications which range from the nature of the appointments system and the principle of tied accommodation to the way in which the Church supports its clergy and their families. More than simply a critique of the current situation, however, this book makes some specific recommendations, thus offering a valuable resource to the Church and, potentially, well beyond it.

Essential reading for clergy and prospective clergy and their families, all those responsible for their training, appointment and welfare, and anyone with an interest in the health, wellbeing and future functioning of the Church.

Jean Burton worked initially as PA to a City director, a diplomat and the Editor of the Sunday Times. Counselling clergy and their families was then part of her work as a diocesan social worker. After training as a systemic family therapist, she joined the NHS in a Child and Adolescent Mental Health team. Her private practice has specialised in issues of work/family stress and an employee assistance programme. Twenty years as a member of the bishop's committee for the care of clergy families in two dioceses, and her work consultancy with clergy highlighted the hidden stresses faced by all family members.

Public People, Private Lives by Jean Burton; Chris Burton was published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in March 2009 and is our 6480th best seller. The ISBN for Public People, Private Lives is 9780826426123.

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Details for Public People, Private Lives

Page last updated 2nd October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC (March 2009)
Number of Pages208
Thickness20 mm
Height216 mm
Width138 mm
Product Code1247594
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