2022 Offerings

 

NACC/CPMC is offering several formation options. Below, we share several offerings for the coming months. More will be offered throughout 2022. 

 

For more information please email us at [email protected].

Foundational Requirements: (minimum of 30 hours formation)
  • Academic preparation
    • 16 hours of the formation using CPMC Prison Ministry 101 with accompanying reflection booklets
  • Clinical preparation
    • 8 hours of reflection with an assigned mentor/supervisor to review reflection questions from the webinars and process the experiences in jail/prisons/detention centers, reentry, families of prisoners, parish-based restorative justice work
  • Ministry experience
    • At least 6 hours of mentoring in multiple settings aimed to help discern understanding and comfort level for the ministry.
  • Endorsements
    • Pastor or his delegate such as a deacon or pastoral associate
    • Mentor
    • A person from a ministerial/correctional setting
    • Verification of attendance at VIRTUS training (Child Protection training)

FORMATION OFFERINGS

For Diocesan Directors of Prison and Pastoral Care Ministries Programs:

Below, we share several offerings for the coming months. More will be offered throughout 2022.

1

If your diocese needs a more extensive introduction to all the components of the Foundational Formation program with your facilitators becoming familiar with the components, after which you can further prepare your own facilitators/mentors, then we offer this 2-hour program for diocesan or parish directors of correctional ministry and representatives of potential facilitators/mentors. The program will include an introduction to the content and method of the Foundational’s six-session formation program, as well as, prepare facilitators and mentors for their specific roles in leading this program. This 2-hour introduction program fee is $60 per line/computer/device. Note that the program may run slightly over 2 hours due to Q&A.

2

If your diocese needs more support from outside the diocese to offer this program, then:

If you need CPMC personnel, rather than your diocesan personnel to offer this program, then we can also facilitate a specific diocese Foundational program for the six 1 hour synchronous ZOOM sessions. We will work with you to set the dates and times. The fee for this program is $1,500 (limit of 12-15 participants).

Foundational Formation Requirements: (minimum of 30 hours formation)

  • Academic preparation
    • 16 hours of the formation using CPMC Prison Ministry 101 with accompanying reflection booklets
  • Clinical preparation
    • 8 hours of reflection with an assigned mentor/supervisor to review reflection questions from the webinars and process the experiences in jail/prisons/detention centers, reentry, families of prisoners, parish-based restorative justice work
  • Ministry experience
    • At least 6 hours of mentoring in multiple settings aimed to help discern understanding and comfort level for the ministry.
  • Endorsements
    • Pastor or his delegate such as a deacon or pastoral associate
    • Mentor
    • A person from a ministerial/correctional setting
    • Verification of attendance at VIRTUS training (Child Protection training)

FORMATION OFFERINGS

For individuals who want to participate in this Foundational Formation program, we have two offerings:

1

General Introduction to Pastoral Care

One 90 minute formation webinar on an introduction to pastoral care ministry. This is intended for those who are interested or just beginning a pastoral care ministry in prison settings. It will focus on pastoral care as a ministry of the Church, who one is as a pastoral care ministry, and some fundamentals of being a listening presence and accompanying another person. Presenters are Erica Cohen Moore, NACC Executive Director, and Judith Talvacchia, MDiv, BCC, spiritual and retreat director. This will be recorded for future use for parishes/dioceses as a primer for pastoral care. The fee is $30 per line. The fee is $30 per line. You can have many individuals participate on this one line.

 

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If you are an individual who wants to participate in the CPMC Foundational Formation program

The CPMC Foundational Formation program is intended to be made available through your diocese. However, if your diocese does not have it yet, or if you are an individual working in correctional ministry or one who is beginning correctional ministry, you could, as an individual, take this CPMC Foundational Formation Program. This program consists of six one-hour facilitated synchronous ZOOM sessions with expected readings and preparation between sessions. The fee for the program is $150 per person. It will need a minimum of 10 persons to hold the program with a limit of 15 participants. No fee is required until acceptance into the program. You will receive a certificate of participation upon completion of the program.

 
FORMATION OFFERINGS
 

The second formation pathway, the intensive pathway, offers an extended Pastoral Care Education program based on Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) components and structures.

Please click the button below to visit NACC’s website for more information about the Intensive Pathway program. 

 
FORMATION OFFERINGS
 

The third formation pathway, the leadership/specialization pathway, is available for those committed to being responsible for assuring that all elements of pastoral care are addressed in a particular setting.

Please click the button below to visit NACC’s website for more information about the Leadership/Specialization Pathway program. 

Upcoming Trainings

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Foundational Formation program details:

  • Further information about program requirements and formation program options can be found above.
  • Acceptance into the program is not automatic. You will be notified if your application is accepted.
  • Payment will process upon acceptance to the program.
  • For more information about the program, please contact: [email protected]

For more information, send us an email: [email protected]