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Community Clergy Training - Event Registration

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Community Clergy Training to
Support Rural Veterans Mental Health

Recognizing the Challenges of Reintegration and
Building a Pathway to Care and Resources

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Rural and smaller-town Veterans in particular have limited choices for healthcare. As a member of the clergy, you and your house of worship are an important contact point for Veterans in your community. Sometimes clergy members aren’t aware of the Veterans in their congregation or how they might help a Veteran and their family following deployment. Clergy may recognize Veterans who are struggling in their return to civilian life, but not know how to support them.

To help build a strong support net for our Veterans, the National VA Chaplain Service is partnering with community organizations to deliver free interactive training events for local clergy of all faith groups. Join us for one of our events to learn how rural clergy can support Veterans and familiy members in their congregation and community.

Don't miss the opportunity to attend one of these informative events in your area!

Demand is high and seating is limited for these free events, so register TODAY!

Complete the Registration Form below or contact the local event sponsor to reserve your seat.

Please click the checkbox for the event you would like to attend.

(Must Select One!)

 Bishop, CA - July 19-20, 2016
Registration closes: July 14th

Community Clergy Training Program for the Bishop Ministerial Alliance
The Neighborhood Church, Bishop, CA

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YES, please register me for the selected Community Clergy Training Event.

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The Community Clergy Training Program (fomerly known as the Rural Clergy Training Program) is sponsored by the National VA Chaplain Service and supported by the Veterans Health Administration Office of Rural Health. If you have any questions about the Community Clergy Training Program, please contact Keith Ethridge, Associate Director, National VA Chaplain Center at (757) 728-3180.

Special thanks to artist Lulu Pelletier for the use of her sketch "Not All War Wounds Are Visible..."