Rural Clergy Training By Veterans Administration
by Michael Patrick Brewer on Apr. 09, 2012, under Veterans Benefits
Never in my 40 years of advocacy for veterans have I seen an Veterans Administration as pro-active as this one. Former General Eric Shinseki clearly wants to make his mark in history. From the care for homeless to the endless outreach programs, the American soldier, sailor, airman, Marine, should be proud to have such dedication and diligence. I am aware that at time the line is long, but tell me where else in the world a veteran can get this level of care?
||Veterans Health Administration/Office of Rural Health
Educating community clergy about how they can support Veterans and their families through the readjustment process.
Many Veterans and their family members who seek help for their
problems do so from clergy.
|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.
|Training topics will include:
- The readjustment challenges Veterans and families face following deployment(s),
- The spiritual and psychological effects of war trauma on survivors,
- VA benefits and services available to Veterans,
- How to connect with the VA to make a referral or get information,
- The important role of community in helping to reduce stigma.
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!
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