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Community Clergy Training to Support Rural Veterans

Community Clergy Training to Support Rural Veterans

Recognizing the Challenges of Reintegration and Building a Pathway to Care and Resources September 26, 27, & 28, 2017

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. To learn how, join us for one of the following trainings:

Sept. 26, St. Michael’s College, Colchester, VT 
Click to register: https://comm-clergy-train-colchester.eventbrite.com

Sept. 27, Bethany United Church of Christ, Randolph, VT 
Click to register: https://comm-clergy-train-randolph.eventbrite.com 

Sept. 28, St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, Brattleboro, VT 
Click to register: https://comm-clergy-train-brattleboro.eventbrite.com

Training topics will include:

  • Military culture and the wounds of war
  • Potential roles of clergy while assisting with Veteran care
  • VA Suicide Prevention – “SAVE” training
  • Building Community Partnerships

Check-in will begin at 8:00 AM. The programs run from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM. Lunch will be provided. You may also register or ask questions regarding these events by contacting: Ben Kaler, Veterans Experience Office, Benjamin.kaler@va.gov, or (603) 722-5843.


A collaboration of the White River Junction VA Medical Centers, VA Veterans Experience Office, the National VA Chaplain Center, and the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Office of Rural Health (ORH).

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