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Supporting Youth In Crisis, Part 2


Type of event: Training

Sponsor: Central East Region of the UUA

Peer Pastoral Care Training 2: Supporting Youth In Crisis, January 23, 2021

This is a series of interactive online workshops for youth to learn peer pastoral care skills in a way immediately useful in their online lives.

Pastoral care is an essential part of religious community and an essential part of caring for each other as human beings. We each can be present to each other as we go through both the hard and joyful parts of life. Compassion, witness, listening, and empathy are gifts we can all give each other. This is Part 2 of a 3 Part Peer Pastoral Care Workshop Series.

This training explores how to support youth in crisis--when what is facing them feels overwhelming and they may need more than listening and compassionate support. We will also explore the ethics of pastoral care including the limits and need to expand confidentiality to help those experiencing harm or in danger of harm.This training is also very helpful for adults who work with youth.

Part 1 is a requirement, if you think you have experience that replaces this requirement please contact Shannon Harper at

This training discusses topics including child abuse, intimate partner violence, self-harm, and suicidal ideation. For this reason, we will ask for a reference email from a congregational religious professional for all participants and send an email to youth’s parents describing the contents so that if they have concerns about their youth’s participation they can discuss those concerns with their youth and contact regional staff.

This training takes place online and will have breaks incorporated into the schedule.

Cost: $10 per person, waivers are available to those who are unable to meet those costs.

Important: To ensure we have appropriate youth/adult ratios, congregations should plan to send an adult if they have any youth participating in this training. If you are unable to send an adult please contact Shannon Harper at

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