New Mexico VA Health Care System
Training Event Set for Area Clergy
August 2, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE – Clergy members who want to assist veterans, service members and their families are invited to attend a free outreach workshop on Aug. 24 in Albuquerque.
The Community Clergy Training Program (CCTP) offers critical resources to educate and support the faith community. Service members, veterans and their family members may seek help 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 – post-traumatic stress, depression – common to returning warriors.
The outreach event will happen from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 24 at the New Mexico Veterans Memorial, located at 1100 Louisiana Boulevard SE in Albuquerque. Complimentary lunch will be provided by the Kirtland Air Force Base Chaplain Corps.
This program does not train clergy to become VA chaplains or to minister in the VA Medical Center. The event is sponsored by the New Mexico VA Health Care Chaplain Service, in cooperation with attending organizations. To register, or for more information, please contact Noreen Watts at (931) 206-6080, or email NWatts@AFSC.com.