Spiritual Care Visitor Training is geared towards individuals who want to learn the art of being a healing presence through basic skills of active listening. Other topics include the role of faith, sacrament and prayer in spiritual care; psychological first aid; ministry to the cognitively impaired; spiritual screening; advance directives; cultural diversity; serious illness, death, & loss; and how to lead spirituality groups. The intended audience for our spiritual care training program is people who want to learn how to support members of their faith community in times of transition and change. Graduates have found it to be very empowering and a very meaningful way to increase their capacity as volunteers.
Plans are moving forward to begin an online version in 2019. Students will attend a one day workshop and then complete 8 online units. Students also self-select a field site for 2 hours of volunteer work each week, concurrent with the training.
If you are interested, contact us at 312.563.4822 or email Matt Seeds at firstname.lastname@example.org.