Educating community clergy about how they can support Veterans
and their families through the readjustment process.
Rural Veterans in particular have limited choices for healthcare. In some communities and the military culture, the stigma associated with mental health problems can be quite strong, which could reduce a Veteran's motivation to seek care. Some Veterans may delay seeking help until a crisis makes it unavoidable.
To help build a strong support net for our Veterans, the National VA Chaplain Service is hosting 1-day education and training events for local clergy of all faith groups, as well as for non-VA chaplains and representatives from Veterans Service Organizations.
Demand is high and seating is limited for these free events, so register TODAY!
You may complete the Registration Form below or contact
Jim Goalder at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seat.
If leaving a message for Jim, please include the information requested below.
Please also spell any information (e.g., last name, street names) that we may not know.
The Rural Clergy Training Program is sponsored by the National VA Chaplain Service and supported by a grant from the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Office of Rural Health (ORH). If you have any questions, please contact Jim Goalder (1-800-216-6447), Rural Clergy Training Coordinator, or Keith Ethridge, Associate Director, National VA Chaplain Center.
Special thanks to artist Lulu Pelletier for the use of her sketch "Not All War Wounds Are Visible..."
and to LifeTouch, Inc. for their support of this project.
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