TRAINING: Addiction Training for Faith Leaders

Reading, PA, berks county
Drug & Alcohol Addictions Training
for Faith Leaders

April 19th, 2012
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
McGlinn Conference Center (adjacent to Alvernia University)


This training is designed to aid and equip faith leaders to deal with drug and alcohol issues in their congregations and connect them to resources available in the larger community.  The training is based on the Clergy Core Competencies developed by Substance Abuse and Mental health Services Administration (SAMHSA), National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACoA), and the Johnson Institute (JI).

Training topics include:

  • Defining addiction
  • Identifying signs and symptoms of alcohol & drug dependence
  • Gaining awareness of erosion and blocking of religious and spiritual development
  • Understanding clergy and faith leader’s role with family and/or individuals affected by addiction
  • Identification of community resources available to congregations

Registration Information:

While there is no fee for training, pre-registration is required.  To register for the training, faith leaders are requested to call the training coordinator at (610) 376-8669 or email the training coordinator with their name, address, phone, church affiliation, and number of attendees.

Download the training flyer: CONNECT PROGRAM TRAINING

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