Spirituality and Addiction: A Workshop for Clergy and Spiritual Caregivers
Learn more about what addiction is, how to recognize it, and how our faith informs the way we interact with those suffering with addiction. Local service providers will present resources available in the Pittsfield area.
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Featured Speaker: The Rev. Janice Ford, RN, MS, CNS
Rev. Ford has served as Rector of the Church of the Reconciliation in Webster since 2008. She is a former trauma nurse, and professor of nursing. She has participated in training for clergy at Hazelden in Minnesota to enhance her spiritual work with addicts and alcoholics, and most recently trained at the Betty Ford Institute to develop a program for children of addicts in Webster. Rev. Ford volunteers two days a month at the Worcester County House of Corrections offering spiritual counseling, Bible study, and liturgical services for the men in the Substance Treatment Opportunity Program.