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Welcome to Press4hope!
Press4hope was started by news media professionals that saw a need in our industry for real support and compassion for those that have to cover traumatic stories on a regular basis. First responders have their chaplains, and we feel that reporters and photographers need the same kind resource: a place that they can turn to in order to help them cope with the emotional and psychological effects of covering such stories as accidents, crimes, fires, and the like.
Press4hope is a division of Gold Country Chaplaincy, a non-profit organization that provides chaplain services to various sectors of the community. We have trained chaplains that provide critical incident stress debriefing to members of the news media. We also offer classes in stress management and sensitivity training to media organizations.
The public doesn't always have the highest opinion of the news media, especially when reporting on traumatic events. But we know what you are going through. We understand, and we are here to help.
Our chaplain sevices are free and confidential. If you want to talk to a chaplain, have any questions, or just want to say "hi," please don't hesitate to contact us.
About Our Senior Chaplain
Chaplain Terry Morgan is an ordained minister with over 30 years of experience. He has spent over 15 years as a law enforcement chaplain. He was most recently the Senior Chaplain and Executive Director for the Placer County Law Enforcement Chaplaincy, an agency with 63 paid and volunteer chaplains. He is now the Senior Chaplain/Exectuive Director of Gold Country Chaplaincy. Morgan is a Master Chaplain Level member of the International Conference of Police Chaplains, and is a member of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. He is Board Certified in Emergency Crisis Response through the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. And he is a member in good standing, of the California Peer Support Association (CPSA).
Chaplain Morgan earned his Masters degree in Ministry in Public Safety, with an emphasis on Law Enforcement Chaplaincy from Trinity Biblical University and his Bachelors degree in Theology from Pacific Coast Bible College. He also has an Associates of Science Degree in Business Management from Sacramento City College. He has taught Bible college courses, and teaches crisis counseling for chaplains. He is often called upon as an expert in dealing with traumatic stress, and stress management. He has been frequently published in Officer.com magazine on a variety of topics related to law enforcement, and has been featured in PORAC magazine. He teaches various ministries how to help their own parishioners through critical incidents, crisis, and traumatic events, while exercising good stress management techniques and preventing compassion fatigue or burn out in their ministers.