SPIRITUAL CARE TRAINING 

The CHABC is embarking on a new program to expand the ability of parishes to train pastoral visitors with the intent of developing pastoral care visitation teams in each parish.  These teams would coordinate visits to members of the parish who may be frail and not able to get out often or they may be alone and lonely, or they may have health problems that prevent them from leaving their home.  In some cases, they may be individuals who have been moved to a long-term care home and have nobody to visit them.

For a brief description of the program, click on the link below. The training in this program is excellent for staff who work in a care home or hospital, for individuals caring for loved ones in their home or for people who visit with seniors in their homes or care homes.  Many attendees have commented that it has been an enormous help to them just in understanding how to better communicate with family members and friends.

The focus of the program will be to start by offering the training to parishes who have the support to start a home pastoral visitation program.  By training individuals from parishes to facilitate the training, we will vastly expand our ability to train large numbers of people throughout the province.

Click on the link below to see a brief description of the program.  It consists of eight 2.5 hour sessions.

Spiritual Care Series

THE INSPIRING PRESENTATION GIVEN FROM DR. MICHAEL HRYNIUK AT THE ANNUAL CHABC CONFERENCE IN SEPTEMBER 2019 

Hryniuk Presentation

A MOVING VIDEO ON HOMELESSNESS AND MENTAL HEALTH

A INTERESTING ARTICLE ON LONELINESS BY THE NATIONAL POST

https://nationalpost.com/health/all-the-lonely-people

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