- The California Nevada Conference of the UMC
- Addiction Recovery
- Addiction Recovery: Education
CLERGY TRAINING RESOURCES:
The Clergy Education and Training Project® (CETP) is an ongoing National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACoA) program initiative. In partnership with major national and regional faith organizations, the CETP works to provide education and tools to help clergy and other pastoral ministers address the ravages of alcohol and drug abuse.
- Pamphlet: Breaking Down the Wall of Silence
- Handbook: Preventing Alcohol and Drug Problems: A Course for Clergy
- Webinar Presentation Slides, Topic: Alcohol and Drug Dependence: Its Impact on Congregations, Families and Community Understanding Addiction, Promoting Recovery
- Core Competencies Self-Study Guide: Studies in the Twelve Core Competencies helps ministry caregivers to become more informed and better prepared to respond to the problem of addiction.
- Clergy Program: Certificate in Spiritual Caregiving to Help Addicted Persons and Families will provide faith leaders with basic knowledge about addiction, strategies to help families and children, and information about community resources and mutual support groups. Download more info here.
- Article: Should My Church Welcome Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings?
- Article: Advice for Parents, Parties and Proms
- The Set Up: Living With Addiction by Dr. Tian Dayton, gives an overview of the impact on families who live with alcohol abuse, alcoholism and other drug addictions.
- Role of Clergy: The Effects of Alcohol and Drugs on the Person and the Family, by Rev. C. Roy Woodruff, Ph.D
- Hardwired to Connect, by Steve Hornberger, M.S.W
- Core Competencies for Clergy, by Rev. Mark A. Latcovich, PhD., and Sis Wenger
- Pamphlet: It Feels So Bad
- Pamphlet: Alcohol and Drug Addiction Happens in the Best of Families...and it hurts
- Poster: Alcohol and Drug Abuse Hurts Everyone in the Family
- Fact Sheet: Children of Alcoholics: Important Facts
- Fact Sheet: Children of Addicted Parents
- Information about Drugs and Alcohol (IDA) research compendium provides access to over 100,000 bibliographic abstracts, full text articles and reports which focus on drugs, alcohol, and tobacco, mental health, social marketing, employee assistance programs, and health communication issues as well as children of alcoholics.
- Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study: The Health and Social Impact of Growing up With Alcohol Abuse and Related Adverse Childhood Experiences: The Human and Economic Costs of the Status Quo, by Robert Anda, MD, MS.
For more ideas and resources for implementing a local ministry, see the General Board of Church & Society, SPSARV, and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration websites.
SPSARV Takes on a New, Congregation-Focused Direction
SPSARV's vision is to equip United Methodist congregations worldwide to be informed, compassionate responders to individuals struggling with chemical addiction. They are available to walk every step of the way with you by helping you explore the ways 12-Step meetings, small groups and sermons can be used as resources in your church. Read more here.
Suicide Prevention Resource:
Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools. HHS Publication No. SMA-12-469, Rockville, MD: Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2012.
Tobacco Use Prevention Report (2012):
Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults: A Report of the Surgeon General