Understanding Addiciton and Supporting Recovery Sensitizing the Congregation

Second in the nine-part series Understanding Addiction and Supporting Recovery, Sensitizing the Congregation, a webinar, Wednesday, Mar 24, at 2:00 p.m. EDT.

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This is brought to you by the National Association for Children of Alcoholics with Co-Sponsorship from the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, and the Entertainment Industries Council, and with support from the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). This Webinar engages participants to explore how local congregational leaders can equip their faith groups to effectively acknowledge, address, and embrace families captured by the addictive process. Faith leaders will be given resources that help congregations become a welcoming place for affected families. The webinar will suggest strategies for building resources within the congregational membership to strengthen the resilience of children in alcoholic families. 

Rev. Fred L. Smoot, M.Div., PhD, a United Methodist clergy, currently directs the Clinical Pastoral Education program at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian. As a C.P.E. Supervisor, and pastoral counselor, he has been active in the professional formation of ministers for many years. Dr. Smoot has a special interest in the effects of alcohol and drug misuse on the children (and grandchildren) of those who misuse these substances. He served as the representative of the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education and participated in the development of the Core Competencies for Clergy curriculum used in C.P.E. training and now used nationally for the education of clergy to address strategies for engaging families living with alcoholism. In 2006 he was recognized for his work in this area by the National Association for Children of Alcoholics. View System Requirements

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