Begins: Monday, May 6th, 2019 at 8:00 am Ends: Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 at 4:00 pm
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cranaleith Spiritual Center
13475 Proctor Road
Philadelphia, PA 19116
This free, two-day, interactive training is co-sponsored by the VA National Chaplain Center and Cranaleith Spiritual Center.
Please REGISTER to RESERVE your seat now. Breakfast and lunch will be provided courtesy of the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania. Overnight accommodations at the Cranaleith Spiritual Center are available for an additional fee.
Many Veterans and their family members seek help for their problems from clergy because they feel the faith community can provide anonymity, confidentiality, and a stigma-free environment. Yet clergy members sometimes have limited knowledge about readjustment difficulties and the unique health issues such as post-traumatic stress, or depression common to returning warriors. This event can help prepare you to support them.
The Community Clergy Training Program offers a critical resource to educate and support the faith community.
The Program Objectives
To educate and inform spiritual leaders and others about:
Military culture and civilian cultures
Common combat and military service-related health concerns
The challenges of readjusting to civilian life
Pastoral care for Veterans and their families.
Working with VA and community health care professionals
Building a network of community support for military members, Veterans, and their families