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Caring for the City
“Caring for the City” is a community based educational program committed to training local clergy to support and respond to the emotional and spiritual needs within their congregation and community.
The objective is to enable congregational spiritual caregivers to:
- Provide emotional and spiritual support
- Provide theological resources for health management
- To receive and provide health and wellness education
- To address social determinants of health including health disparities
- Demonstrate a positive impact on the lives in our communities by providing spiritual care and support
Training and Orientation
“Caring for the City” will provide a series of training sessions to offer some basic preparation for spiritual care. The training sessions will take place at the Mary Harvin Transformation Center (1600 N Chester Street, Baltimore, MD 21213) each Tuesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. To apply, please return your completed application and $25.00 application fee to Linda Johnson-Harvey (firstname.lastname@example.org) or 600 North Wolfe Street, Hurd 101, Baltimore, MD 21287. For more information, please contact Rev. Christopher Brown at email@example.com.
|Caring for the City Cohorts||Application Deadline||Start Date||End Date|
|Fall 2019||9/20/19||Oct 1, 2019||Nov 19, 2019|
|Spring 2020||2/28/20||Apr 7, 2020||May 26, 2020|
Possible topics will include:
- Overview of Spiritual Care and the Community
- The Art of Pastoral Conversation
- Supporting Perinatal Loss
- Spiritual Resources and Mental Health
- Listening Skills
- Caring for the Dying and Dynamics of Grief
- Ethical Issues and Ineffective Care
- Spiritual Care and Substance Abuse
- Anxiety and Caring
There will be an application and interview process. Following the program there will be monthly meetings for support and continuing education. At the conclusion of the program, Medical-Religious partners would host a graduation dinner for the graduates, family, and faculty.