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CCTP Upcoming Training Events

The Community Clergy Training Program (CCTP) team is excited to announce that 26 VA Chaplain Facilitators are available to deliver CCTP viewing events throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and Guam. Through a VA Office of Rural Health Enterprise-wide Initiative, CCTP Chaplains, are available to facilitate trainings to educate community clergy about military culture and the wounds of war, providing pastoral care for Veterans and their families, mental health services and referrals, and building community partnerships to help Veterans.

There are several CCTP training events scheduled and we’d love for you to attend. If you are interested in participating in a training in your area, please contact the CCTP VA Chaplain listed.

2/10 - Restoration Church, 1609 Jones Road, Highlands, TX, Contact: Chaplain Sherlock Brown
2/22 - Four Winds Community, 215 Seth Avenue, Jackson, OH 45640, Contact: Chaplain Joe White

MARCH 2018
3/2-3/3 - Alaska VA Healthcare System, 1201 North Muldoon Road, Conference Room 2D-111, Anchorage, AK 99504, Contact: Chaplain Keith Ethridge, REGISTER NOW
3/9-3/10 - Forest Home Church of the Nazarene, 2403 Ritter Drive, Jonesboro, AR, Contact: Chaplain Winda Lovett
3/13 - Shawnee Valley District, Kingston, OH, Contact: Chaplain Joe White
3/22 - 3/23 - Gas City, IN, Contact: Chaplain Lonnie Suttefield

APRIL 2018
4/26 - Hopkinsville, KY, Contact: Chaplain Joe White
4/27 - Bowling Green, KY, Contact: Chaplain Joe White

MAY 2018
5/18-5/19 - Sandusky, MI, Contact: Chaplain Lonnie Suttefield

More to be posted!


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Read more about the CCTP and Partnership Opportunities

CCTP Goals

The goals of the Community Clergy Training Program are:

    • To promote health and well-being in the rural Veteran population,
    • To generate and diffuse knowledge about rural Veteran health,
    • To strengthen community healthcare infrastructure where rural Veterans reside,
    • To promote Promising Practices in rural health care delivery and the provision of benefits and services to rural Veterans.
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The "Community Clergy Training to Support Rural Veterans Mental Health" Promising Practice and Enterprise-wide Initiative is funded by the VA Office of Rural Health.