Resources Support - PTSD: National Center for PTSD
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PTSD: National Center for PTSD

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Clergy Member Support

The resources below provide additional professional support to clergy members who are working with Service members or Veterans and their families following traumatic events. The Clergy Self-Care section of the toolkit offers more information.

VA National Chaplain Center

The mission of the National Chaplain Center is to empower VA chaplains in the achievement of excellence in meeting the spiritual healthcare needs of Veterans. The National Chaplain Center website includes Pastoral Education opportunities, and a chaplain locator, among other resources.

VA staff can access more information on the VA National Chaplain Center Intranet page: vaww.va.gov/chaplain

PTSD Consultation Program

VA's PTSD Consultation Program for providers who treat Veterans is available to all clergy members who have questions about helping Veterans with PTSD. The clinicians on the consultation team are available by email or phone to answer questions about screening, resources, education, and anything else related to Veterans and trauma. They can also assist with the process of referring Veterans to VA care. Contact them at PTSDconsult@va.gov or 866-948-7880.

Association of Professional Chaplains

The mission of the Association of Professional Chaplains is to promote quality chaplaincy care through advocacy, education, professional standards and service to members.

Association for Clinical Pastoral Education

The Association of Clinical Pastoral Education is an organization devoted to providing education and improving the quality of ministry and pastoral care offered by spiritual caregivers of all faiths. They review and ensure quality of CPE programs nationally, and provide advanced leadership training in clinical pastoral education.

Military Chaplains Association

The mission of the Military Chaplains Association is to support the religious freedom and spiritual welfare of Armed Services members, Veterans, their families, and their survivors. Their website includes information about the Association's quarterly magazine, Veteran-friendly congregations, and other resources.

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PTSD Information Voice Mail:
(802) 296-6300
ncptsd@va.gov
Also see: VA Mental Health

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