Educational Opportunities

Meet me at the baggage claim: Addressing life stuff that impacts psychic pain

Thursday, February 21, 2019, from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., the Health Ministries Program of Premier Health will be offering this educational opportunity at the Catholic Social Services Building, on Brown Street.

Presenter Mark A. Curtis, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, ACHPN, LMT, from Innovative Care Solutions (Ohio's Hospice), will be providing insight into the difference between physical vs. psychic pain and will be discussing pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment interventions.

Ohio’s Hospice and Affiliates is an Approved Provider of the Ohio Board of Nursing through the OBN Approver at Northwest State Community College Division of Nursing OBN-008-92-2119P-030118. 1 Contact Hour will be awarded to the participant upon satisfactory completion of the activity. In order to receive a CE certificate, participants must attend the entire presentation and complete a program evaluation.

This activity has been approved by Ohio's Hospice, Inc., an approved provider of continuing education by the Ohio Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist Board.  RCS-070901.  1 Contact Hour will be awarded to the participant upon satisfactory completion of the activity. In order to receive a certificate, participants must attend the entire presentation and complete a program evaluation.

House of Worship and Community Safety in Today’s Environment Workshop

Friday, March 22, 2019, from 8:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., the Health Ministries Program of Premier Health will be sponsoring this offering at Church of the Ascension, in Kettering, OH.

“If you have not attended the House of Worship Workshop organized by the Health Ministries Program, I highly recommend you consider going and taking a friend or co-worker…”
Cathy Magness, Pastoral Associate, Church of the Ascension

Consider this: HOW HAS...

  • your leadership planned for the overall safety of your faith community?
  • your faith community prepared for an “active shooter” incident?

It is important for faith communities, other community groups and individuals to partner with first responders to develop and improve awareness in order to act to prevent crime and address emergency situations. This program will discuss these issues and the resources available to assist those in the community as applied within their setting. This workshop is designed for faith community nurses, health ministers, clergy and staff and any others with an interest in public safety as it relates to communities of faith.

3.3 Contacts hours will be available to those attending the full program and upon completion of the program evaluation.

We gratefully acknowledge members of the Miami Valley Crime Prevention Association, Ohio Crime Prevention Association, Dayton Police Department, United Against Violence and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office for their participation in planning this workshop.

11th Annual Medical-Spirituality Conference

Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine will be sponsoring this offering on Thursday, April 11, 2019, at Sinclair College Conference Center (Building 12), 444 W. Third St., Dayton, 45402. The theme for this year is Addiction. Healing. Hope: Integrating Science and Spirituality to Support Recovery.

On a daily basis, the medical field sees the devastating effects of the opioid crisis. This national epidemic has been felt particularly close to home, as our communities have been greatly affected by its negative impacts.

The crisis has exposed the shortcomings of our medical system in helping those with addiction, a chronic brain disease leading to biological, psychological, social, and spiritual dysfunction. Thankfully, evidence-based and integrated approaches are available that can help patients who suffer from this life-threatening disease.

The eleventh Medical-Spirituality Conference is an invitation to explore the challenges and opportunities with experts from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, a national leader in addiction treatment and recovery. Please join us to learn ways that you can offer healing and hope to those who suffer from addiction.

Featuring keynote speakers from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation:

  • Marvin Seppala, MD
  • Stephen Delisi, MD
  • Michael Tkach, PsyD
  • Cheri Walter, LICDC

Dr. Marvin Seppala and Dr. Stephen Delisi will present on the epidemiology and neurobiology of addiction, as well as the role of spirituality in treatment and recovery. Cheri Walter and Dr. Michael Tkach will discuss recovery management applications and how spiritual  engagement can support long-term recovery.

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Save-the-Date 2019 HMA Annual Conference

Save-the-Date, October 11 – 14, 2019, for the Health Ministries Association 2019 Annual Meeting and Conference in Erlanger, KY – just 2 miles from the airport. This year is their 30th Anniversary and the theme is: Faith-based Approaches to Cultivate Healthier Communities.

First Keynote: J. Dana Trent is the author of For Sabbath’s Sake and Saffron Cross. She is on the humanities faculty at Wake Tech Community College, Raleigh, NC. Dana travels widely, speaking on Sabbath as a time of rest, worship, and community; Christian meditation; and fostering interfaith conversation and community. She holds a Master of Divinity from Duke University Divinity School and a bachelor’s degree in French and history from Salem College. Her new book One Breath at a Time: A Skeptic’s Guide to Christian Meditation, will be released in 2019.

Conference Schedule:

Friday, October 11, 2019: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Optional Pre-conference day. More to come on the sessions soon!

General Conference:

  • Saturday, October 12, 2019: 8 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 13, 2019: 8:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Monday, October 14, 2019: 7:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

30th HMA Anniversary Dinner and Gala

Please join us for an evening of celebration on Sunday, October 13th as we rejoice in the achievement of 30 years of ministry service to the faith-health movement.

We will gather for fellowship at 6:30 pm to connect with friends old and new. Dinner will follow, and our evening will also feature musical entertainment. We want everyone to feel special, so please consider dressing up for the occasion – from business casual to your ‘Sunday best’!

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