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CCTP: Military Culture & The Wounds of War/Pastoral Care for Vets & Familie...

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Baptist Student Union @Three Rivers College

2090 Three Rivers Blvd

Poplar Bluff, Missouri 63901

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This free interactive training is co-sponsored by the Poplar Bluff VA, FCC Behavioral Health, and the VA National Chaplain Center

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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.

Training Objectives

  • Identifying potential conflicts between civilian and military cultures

  • Identifying actions community clergy can take to assist military personnel and their families with a healthy adjustment to a civilian culture.

  • Types of common military events that can cause adjustment problems for military personnel and the psychiatric and psychological responses that often follow.

  • Identifying the relationship between spirituality and “meaning making.”

  • The importance of Personal Narratives and Past, Present and Future Stories.

  • Identifying pastoral responses and resources for clergy and their congregations

Learn more about this program on the VA Community Clergy Training Program website or email shane.russell@va.gov. For more information on this event, contact Bruce Wareing at bruce.wareing@va.gov.

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Baptist Student Union @Three Rivers College

2090 Three Rivers Blvd

Poplar Bluff, Missouri 63901

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