Clinical Chaplaincy Training For Caregiving & Spirituality In Education Launched

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The National School Chaplain Association (888-230-3661) is now offering clinical chaplaincy training to individuals who want to offer care and spirituality in educational contexts.

The National School Chaplain Association believes that, with the right training, a school chaplain can work on both a personal level—helping children and teenagers to find joy and meaning in life—and on a structural level, encouraging school communities to make meaningful changes that will improve wellbeing, engagement and whole-school culture. As such, they have created a new clinical chaplaincy training program, one which is designed to offer its participants the skills they will need to not only personally provide spiritual care, but to integrate and embed it within a school.

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The National School Chaplain Association has seen that many schools today are suffering from far-ranging issues like chronic absenteeism, poor academic outcomes, bullying, anxiety and depression, and gun violence. They therefore believe that many students are in need of significant pastoral, mental health, and spiritual care, and their new clinical chaplaincy training will address all these core issues, and more.

Interested applicants will complete their course of study online via distance education at Oral Roberts University in Oklahoma. The National School Chaplain Association will create a personalized study plan for each student, one adapted to their prior work and study experience.

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The National School Chaplain Association wholeheartedly endorses school chaplaincy as a career, akin to school counselors and other support staff, and, therefore, they take their programming seriously. Applicants can expect to learn how to support students with anxiety and depression, how to provide a holistic approach to wellbeing that recognizes the value of spirituality, how to improve school safety, and how to bring absentee students back into a school community.

Depending upon an applicant’s level of education and prior experience, the National School Chaplain Association’s new training can be completed in under 12 months—faster for certified school teachers and ordained ministers.

The National School Chaplain Association is a non-profit organization that is responsible for certifying and accrediting school chaplains in the US.

A spokesperson for the school chaplaincy training providers said, “Through NSCA, the world’s largest certification provider of school chaplains, you can become a fully certified chaplain without going back to college, putting your life on hold, or taking out student loans. Get ready to fulfill your dream and earn your chaplain certification online.”

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