Begins: Monday, December 2nd, 2019 Ends: Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019


Daily: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm


Cranaleith Spiritual Center, 13475 Proctor Road, Philadelphia, PA 19116

Community Healing Ceremony

For clergy and laity, this free, two-day interactive training is co-sponsored by the National VA Chaplain Center, Crescenz VA Medical Center, Cranaleith Spirtual Center, and the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania. 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 Training Partner Initiative offers critical resource to educate and support the faith community.

The training will consist of two training days: Monday, December 2 and Tuesday, December 3. Registration begins at 8:30 am on each training day, with the sessions beginning at 9:00 am. Breakfast and lunch for both training days are provided at Cranaleith Spiritual Center. After lunch on December 2, participants will travel to the Crescenz VA Medical Center for Module 2 of the training and the Community Healing Ceremony in the Chapel. Participants will receive a contact hour certificate for each module completed. For more information contact the Rev. Canon Toneh Smyth,