In addition to salvaging marriages and as part of the larger effort to restore family unity, the Scientology minister is often called upon to help children. The minister can do so in many ways.

The young student suffering through his studies will find relief through the application of Study Technology. The child who cannot get along with his friends can quickly resolve the matter with communication skills learned on a course specifically designed for him.

The ill or injured child and even infants may be given assists—techniques developed by L. Ron Hubbard to alleviate the spiritual component of physical pain, shock and emotional trauma.

Helpful to people of all ages, assists are used to relieve stress and physical aches and pains, or to orient a confused or distraught individual to his present environment. As a healing method, assists operate on the principle that one tends to withdraw mentally or spiritually from an injured area. Only by restoring communication with this area can one bring the spiritual element into healing, thereby greatly speeding the healing process.

Possessing all these tools and more, Scientology ministers are well-equipped to counsel parents and help their children grow up happy, confident and able.