Stake and ward council members now have access to a new Church web page called Counseling Resources, available at CounselingResources.lds.org, to help individuals and families with their temporal and spiritual needs, including difficult and sensitive issues. Access is available to those with current callings in stake and ward councils through their LDS Account.
Resources previously available only to bishops and stake presidents have been updated and expanded with specific guidance about how to help victims of abuse, those who struggle with addictions, single expectant parents, pornography users, those who experience same-sex attraction, and those struggling with financial and employment issues.
Under the direction of the bishop, ward councils can use Counseling Resources to counsel together for the benefit of individuals and families within their ward boundaries.
From the Ensign, November 2014.
These resources will be translated into Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish in the coming months.