This webinar focuses on the physical and mental health impacts that working and serving in a prison environment has on staff and volunteers including prison ministers.  For prison ministers, a keen awareness and understanding of these impacts is crucial so that they intentionally engage in self-care and spiritual practices that counter cynicism, burnout, and correctional fatigue.

The presenters are Dr. Eileen Dombo and Fr. George Williams. Dr. Dombo is Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean at National Catholic School of Social Service, The Catholic University of America.  Her areas of expertise include trauma and moral injury. Fr. George is Catholic Chaplain at San Quentin State Prison in California and holds a doctorate in criminology from Northeastern.  

Click here to access a valuable resource on maintaining resilience in prison ministry that focuses on avoiding burnout.

CPMC is grateful that this webinar was produced by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and coordinated for us by the USCCB Office of Certification for Ecclesial Ministry and Service. To be taken to the USCCB Office of Certification for Ecclesial Ministry and Service, please click here.

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