Spiritual Care For Educators: Complete Chaplaincy Training Program Announced

Photo of author

For Pre-K through 12th-grade educators, the National School Chaplain Association has announced its comprehensive chaplaincy training program designed to certify participants as spiritual care providers.

With over 27,000 chaplains certified through its training program, the organization has announced the option for educators to add chaplaincy certification to their teaching skills. The NSCA offers a flexible, online training program that can be completed according to each participant’s schedule and availability. Working teachers are therefore able to complete their training during evenings or on weekends, causing no interference with their classroom time.

Interested parties can learn more at https://nationalschoolchaplainassociation.org/certification/

With this newly announced training program, the NSCA hopes to encourage more teachers to acquire spiritual care skills, which have been shown to create a more empathetic, peaceful, and productive classroom environment. Schools employing NSCA-certified chaplains have reported a decrease in the need for disciplinary action due to bullying, substance abuse, and absenteeism, as well as increased respect for authority.

As the NSCA explains, many national organizations endorse teaching about religion in public schools and consider it historically relevant. Creating inclusive school communities is essential, says the organization, and making religious or spiritually curious students feel comfortable expressing their beliefs is part of this effort. According to a Barna Group poll, 84% of churchgoing parents send their kids to public school and nearly half of public school teachers consider their faith to be an essential part of their lives.

Chaplain certification through the NSCA consists of an application to determine the level of training required, completion of an 8-week online, self-paced program, school safety courses, and final background checks. With NSCA certification, chaplains are prepared to offer counseling, spiritual care, life improvement education, advocacy, and practical community support to students, staff, and their families.

About National School Chaplain Association

The National School Chaplain Association is a Christian chaplain ministry dedicated to bridging the gap between the secular and the spiritual in communities across the United States. The organization has established national standards for school chaplains to promote them as being essential and appropriate members of a school’s core staff. The National School Chaplain Association’s overall vision is “to equip schools and chaplains to serve the spiritual needs of PK-12 students, staff, and their families”.

“Children are lost, left to figure out complex issues alone. It’s why the suicide rate, mental illness, drug use, and other destructive behaviors are at an all-time high,” said one spokesperson for the organization. “Yet, when chaplains enter a school, they share peace, strength, love, and hope. They provide students with the spiritual care they need to overcome tragedies and hardships to fulfill their dreams and destiny.”

Interested parties can learn more and contact the National School Chaplain Association by visiting https://nationalschoolchaplainassociation.org/

Source: http://newswire.net/newsroom/pr/00000000-https-nationalschoolchaplainassociation-org.html