CCTP: Military Culture & The Wounds of War/Pastoral Care for Vets & Their Families

CCTP: Military Culture & The Wounds of War/Pastoral Care for Vets & Their Families


This free interactive training is co-sponsored by the National VA Chaplain Center and VFW Post 8905, Cypress, TX.

Seats for this training are LIMITED, so please REGISTER to RESERVE your seat now.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided!


Many Veterans and their family members seek help for their problems from clergy because they feel the faith community can provide anonymity, confidentiality and a stigma-free environment. Yet clergy members sometimes have limited knowledge about readjustment difficulties and the unique health issues such as post-traumatic stress, or depression common to returning warriors. This event can help prepare you to support them.


 The Community Training Partner Initiative offers critical resource to educate and support the faith community.  


Training Objectives




  •  Identifying potential conflicts between civilian and military cultures 




  • Identifying actions community clergy can take to assist military personnel and their families with a healthy adjustment to a civilian culture.




  •  Types of common military events that can cause adjustment problems for military personnel and the psychiatric and psychological responses that often follow.




  • Identifying the relationship between spirituality and “meaning making.”




  • The importance of Personal Narratives and Past, Present and Future Stories.




  • Identifying pastoral responses and resources for clergy and their congregations




  Learn more about this program on the VA Community Clergy Training Program website or email shane.russell@va.gov