When your child is sick, your world is turned upside down. But you don’t have to travel this journey alone — our pastoral care team is always here for you to provide strength and support when you need it the most.
Located on the first floor, near the cafeteria
Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Our nondenominational Jessie Ball duPont Memorial Chapel is a sacred place for respite, prayer, quiet meditation, and reflection for people of all faiths. While you’re here, you can read the Bible and other sacred texts from a variety of faith traditions. We can also provide other devotional literature upon request.
Join us for one of our regularly scheduled worship services in the chapel.
Every day at 1:30 p.m.
Our pastoral care team has collected some prayers, quotes, and inspirational passages to keep with you to provide comfort during this stressful time.
Pastoral care services are provided by a dedicated staff of chaplains, volunteers, and interns who are trained in counseling and religious disciplines. We serve all families of all faiths, providing nondenominational support or care guided by your specific religion. We honor your beliefs — and we’ll never impose different values onto you or your family.
We offer a nationally accredited Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program — one of only eight pediatric CPE programs in the United States — that educates participants of all faith traditions. We designed the program for:
The Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware Center for Education & Training is accredited by the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy (CPSP).
Our program combines weekly classroom sessions (100 hours) with clinical practice (300 hours), including:
The Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program is a unique blend of “action-reflection-action” designed to help you develop self-awareness and skills that you can put in practice to help children and families confronted with a crisis or bereavement.
Each unit of study unfolds in a similar way.
All CPE participants are encouraged to share their experiences and personal reflections in a supportive learning environment that respects diverse points of view.
Contact Pastoral Care at PastoralCareProgram@nemours.org.
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