(new dates!) NACC 2022 NATIONAL CONFERENCE

Buffalo, NY

Thank you for your patience and grace as NACC Leadership planned next steps related to the cancellation of the Conference scheduled for March 2022. We are pleased to announce that the Conference has been moved to August 19-22, 2022. With pre-conference offerings August 18-19, 2022. Our conference location will remain the same, and we look […]

NACC National Conference

Our National Conference will be taking place two years after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent violence born of racism and other biases. Multiple forms of polarization and discord have further divided our country, family, friends and even our Church. Trauma in many manifestations has needed to be identified and addressed. We are being stretched by life. Yet, as NACC members, we are ones who continue the healing ministry of Jesus in the name of the Church. The Paschal Mystery marks our lives and our profession. We know and experience that we are lifted by our faith. This Conference is devoted to gathering with one another to be a safe and sacred space to support one another in courageous and honest dialogue on those areas that challenge and stretch us to own our common humanity and destiny, as well as to identify and celebrate what makes and sustains us as healing ministers.

Walls of Our Heart – Breaking Open a Ministerial Understanding of Immigration (CPMC training event)

Join CPMC for a discussion about the realities of immigration, detention, and what a ministerial response looks like. Participants will hear from expert ministers and program facilitators that are working to create a just and compassionate immigration system. Facilitators: Sr. Norma Pimentel, MJ Catholic Charities Rio Grand Valley Dr. Hilary Chester Migrant & Refugee Services […]

Free

NACC Member Peer Support Networking

Who better than a chaplain to know a chaplain’s heart and to help carry ministry’s burdens? NACC offers Peer Support Networking Sessions to help our members through many of our social and emotional burdens of the past years. Our topics change, but the focus remains on you and your ministry and how our members support […]

Free

Incarceration & Developmental Disabilities (CPMC Webinar)

People with developmental disabilities are incarcerated at a higher rate than people without developmental disabilities. In this three part series, Dr. Lawrence Sutton gives a high level overview of how to recognize those with developmental disabilities and tools to engage and support them. Click here to register!

Using Technology to Further Effective Chaplaincy (NACC Webinar 2022 Series)

Presented by Benjamin (Ben) Schaefer MDiv, BCC September 15, 2022 ~ 12pm – 1:30pm Central Time Overview and Objectives Technology has become so much a part of our daily lives but how do we effectively incorporate it into the work of professional chaplaincy? This webinar will start by looking at effectively using video calling and […]

Recognizing the Dignity of Life in the Traumatized and Broken (CPMC Webinar)

Fr. Stan Bosch is a practicing psychotherapist, prison minister, pastor of St. Raphael Church in Los Angeles, and has ministered to Los Angeles's gang-involved youth for more than 20 years. Come join CPMC as we learn from a trauma-informed care lens, how ministers can look beyond a person's behavior and learn to listen to the person's pain. Fr. Stan will guide us through the steps of accompanying people who have made choices from their experience of trauma.

Free

Spiritual Care for the 21st Century: An International Conference on the Theory and Practice of Telechaplaincy.

This conference will bring together over 20 healthcare chaplains, spiritual care providers, and managers at leading healthcare institutions to share their experience with telechaplaincy. It will give an overview on current developments, provide an opportunity to acquire and improve practical telechaplaincy competencies, and exchange and network with telechaplains in Europe and North America.

Free