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We Thirst: Lessons in Mercy© (Sociology)

  • St. Margaret Parish 208 North Narberth Avenue Narberth, PA, 19072 United States (map)

CHRISTIAN REFLECTIONS ON ADDICTION

This reflective evening will explore the epidemic of addiction in our society and our responsibility as followers of Christ in responding to those who are suffering.  It is an educational, informational, and inspirational evening that is intended for everyone, including the afflicted and their families and friends, counselors, nurses, priests, deacons, etc., those in the criminal justice system, educators, and anyone who would like to learn more to become part of a solution to the current epidemic. 

Each week covers one aspect of the bio-psycho-social-spiritual model of addiction.

This third week’s topic is on the impact of substance abuse on society, with a special focus on the small society of the family.  Although the full benefit is achieved if you attend all four evenings, each evening is an independent presentation.  Please join us even if you cannot attend all four evenings.

During this session, we will learn why exactly addiction is referred to as a “family disease” and how exactly others in the family can become affected when they are not ingesting a substance.  Themes such as blame, shame, anger, guilt, grief, caring, codependence, and much more will be explored.  As always, the second half of the evening focuses on various solutions as well as some positive changes that are happening in society.  This week’s virtue:  COURAGE.

This is the third part of a four-part series that is designed to educate and spread awareness, but unlike other secular programs this uniquely Christian program offers HOPE and SUPPORT, ENCOURAGES COMMUNITY, and FOSTERS MERCY, FAITH, AND LOVE.  

Registration information coming soon. For more information contact Nina via email at ninamariecorona@yahoo.com or St. Margaret Parish at office@saintmarg.org.

"NASW-PA Chapter is a co-sponsor of this workshop. 2 CEs will be awarded for completion of each course (total 8 CEs for entire series).  NASW has been designated as a pre-approved provider of professional continuing education for social workers (Section 47.36), Marriage and Family Therapist (Section 48.36) and Professional Counselors (Section 49.36) by the PA State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors.   NASW CE certificate fee is additional, and certificate fee should be made payable to NASW-PA.  NASW Members $15 and Non-Members $25."

"NASW-PA Chapter is a co-sponsor of this workshop. 2 CEs will be awarded for completion of each course (total 8 CEs for entire series).  NASW has been designated as a pre-approved provider of professional continuing education for social workers (Section 47.36), Marriage and Family Therapist (Section 48.36) and Professional Counselors (Section 49.36) by the PA State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors.  

NASW CE certificate fee is additional, and certificate fee should be made payable to NASW-PA.  NASW Members $15 and Non-Members $25."

The National Association of Catholic Chaplains has approved this program for 2.0 Continuing Education Hours per session. 

The National Association of Catholic Chaplains has approved this program for 2.0 Continuing Education Hours per session. 

The provider of this educational event has designed the program so that it may be considered by participants for use as continuing education to enhance the professional knowledge and pastoral competency of chaplains certified through the Board of Chaplaincy Certification Inc.® an affiliate of the Association of Professional Chaplains™

The provider of this educational event has designed the program so that it may be considered by participants for use as continuing education to enhance the professional knowledge and pastoral competency of chaplains certified through the Board of Chaplaincy Certification Inc.® an affiliate of the Association of Professional Chaplains™