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Community Clergy Training Program (CCTP)

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CCTP Upcoming Training Events

The Community Clergy Training Program (CCTP) team is excited to announce that 28 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.

MAY 2017
5/6           Chappelle Memorial AME Church, Columbia, SC, CCTP Chaplain:
5/10-11    Governor’s Mansion, Reno, Nevada, CCTP Chaplain:
5/20         Heyward AME Church, Gaston, SC, CCTP Chaplain:
5/23-24    Train-the-Facilitator Session, Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA CCTP Chaplain:
5/24         Date to be confirmed, Murrysville Alliance Church, Murrysville, PA, CCTP Chaplain:

JUNE 2017
6/1           Moody Methodist Church, Galveston, TX, CCTP Chaplain:
6/8           Location TBD, Prescott, AZ, CCTP Chaplain:
6/9           Birmingham VA Hospital, Birmingham, AL, CCTP Chaplain: or
6/12         Arkansas Assemblies of God District Office, Little Rock, AR, CCTP Chaplain:
6/15         Location TBD, Oklahoma City, OK, CCTP Chaplain:
6/22         Location TBD, Springfield, MO, CCTP Chaplain:
6/23         Walters United Methodist Church, Walters, OK, CCTP Chaplain:
6/24         American Legion, Phoenix City, AL, CCTP Chaplain:
6/29         Lightle Center, Searcy, AR, CCTP Chaplain:

JULY 2017
7/21         Location TBD, Clinton, OK, CCTP Chaplain:
7/27         Lightle Center, Searcy, AR, CCTP Chaplain:

8/12         Wildwood Chapel, Aliquippa, PA, CCTP Chaplain:
8/17         Wagoner First United Methodist Church, Wagoner, OK, CCTP Chaplain:

9/21-22     Train-the-Facilitator Session, Location TBD, Madison, WI, CCTP Chaplain:

Find the CCTP VA Chaplain Covering Your Area

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.