Welcome to WITF’s Local Events Calendar!


Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Churches Care: Accompanying persons with Mental Illnesses and Addictions

September 11 @ 9:00 am - September 18 @ 5:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00am on [day], repeating until September 18, 2021

$120.00

Why the Churches Care Program?
25% of people who experience a mental illness in the U.S. say the first place they sought help was not a counselor’s office, doctor’s office, or clinic — it was a local church. But many churches and church leaders say they are not adequately prepared to respond to these needs.

What is the Churches Care Program?
The Churches Care Program is an initiative that strengthens the ability of churches to support and empower individuals and families experiencing a mental illness or addiction. The program provides intensive training and support for churches and church leaders to increase their ability to support, assist, empower, and refer to effective mental health or addictions treatment, people in their congregations and communities who are in need.

This three-pronged program for church leaders (pastors, parish nurses, nurses, or other lay persons) will strengthen churches and communities in their support of people in their congregation who have mental illnesses and addictions.

Participating churches receive:
Two Saturday workshops
– Increase your knowledge and skills in responding to mental illnesses and addictions.
– Reduce stigma and strengthen the ability of your church to support people who are experiencing mental illnesses and addictions.
– Provide appropriate referrals and partner with community services.
18 months of professional clinical mental health and addictions guidance to help church leaders address individual needs that arise in their churches.
Educational resources for congregational education and ongoing online network connection with churches in the program.
Broader than ‘Mental Health First Aid,’ the Churches Care program will help you and your church accompany individuals and families with knowledge, understanding, reduced stigma, and hands-on strategies to promote improved long-term health and sobriety.

Details:
– 2 Saturday training dates
– 15 contact hours (7.5/day)
– continental breakfast, snacks and lunch both days
– 1 1/2 years (18 months) of on-call professional clinical mental health and addictions guidance to help church leaders address individual needs that arise in their churches printed resources for congregational education
– Masks required and social distancing will be observed.

Contact Hours: Available for registered nurses, and CEUs for pastors. EMU is an approved provider by the Pennsylvania Department of Education for non-credit continuing education for registered nurses. Wellspan Philhaven is an approved provider of contact hours for social workers.
Contact Hours: Available for registered nurses, and CEUs for pastors. EMU is an approved provider by the Pennsylvania Department of Education for non-credit continuing education for registered nurses. Wellspan Philhaven is an approved provider of contact hours for social workers.

Details

Start:
September 11 @ 9:00 am
End:
September 18 @ 5:00 pm
Cost:
$120.00
Event Category:
Website:
https://emu.edu/lancaster/events