CCTP: Recognizing the Challenges of Reintegration and Building a Pathway to...

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Madison United Methodist Church

304 Egan Avenue North

Madison, SD 57042

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This free interactive training is co-sponsored by the National VA Chaplain Center, Lake County Veterans Service Office, and Madison United Methodist Church.

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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.

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The training will consist ot two different sessions taking place on Tuesday, April 23 and Wednesday, April 24. Each session will last approximately 8 hours and will cover two Training Modules. You're invited to join us for both sessions, or pick the session that suits your schedule or piques your interest!

Tuesday, April 23- Module 1: Military Culture and the Wounds of War

  • Explore underlying conflicts between military & civilian cultures.

  • Increase understanding of the potential needs of assistance among those returning from war.

  • Increase understanding of the challenges of re-integration into family & community after war.

  • To consider potential roles of clergy in providing assistance with Veteran care.

Tuesday, April 23- Module 2: Pastoral Care for Veterans and their Families

  • Improve pastoral care skills to better serve Veterans, service members & their families.

  • Present the narrative approach to pastoral care to include the roles of past, present & future.

  • Consider the roles of clergy in community pastoral care.

  • Review pastoral responses to & resources for Veteran care, especially regarding moral injury.

Wednesday, April 24- Module 3: Mental Health Services and Referrals

  • Review national trends in mental health care.

  • Review resources for mental health care available.

  • Provide specific information on making referrals to VA mental health care & community mental health.

Wednesday, April 24- Module 4: Building Community Partnerships

  • Review the potential for congregations to be communities that support re-integration of Veterans back into their settings.

  • Describe some successful community efforts in helping Veterans re-integrate.

  • Identify opportunities for ministry with Veterans in your community.

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