Addiction impacts clergy and religious regardless of age. Education in the areas of addiction and recovery are part of the Guest House mission. Join diocesan leaders and leaders in men’s religious communities, along with others who advocate for the well-being of clergy and men religious, at the Guest House 16th Annual Summer Leadership Conference, July 10-12, 2017, at the Providence Biltmore Hotel in Providence, Rhode Island. Explore ways in which addiction manifests itself among younger, middle-aged and older clergy and men religious. Learn more about leadership’s role in the intervention, treatment and ongoing-care process. Celebrate the many gifts recovering clergy and religious of all age groups offer our Church.

“This year’s theme is ‘Addiction and Recovery Across the Life Cycle: Indicators for Intervention and Guideposts for Compassionate Care,’” said Outreach Director Terrence Sullivan. “We have a great group of speakers lined up who will offer meaningful presentations and engaging discussions. We pride ourselves in offering this conference each year as a means to continue sharing the opportunity for Church leadership to receive education in addiction and recovery.”

Presentation topics include:
“Addictive Disorders Among Younger Clergy and Religious”
“Addiction, Recovery and the Second Half of Life”
“Growing Up and Growing Old in Recovery: Letting the Steps Be Our Guide”
“Active Addiction, Intervention, Treatment and Beyond”

While the goal of this program is to provide useful topics offered by expert presenters, our intent is also to create an atmosphere for Church leaders to spend time together sharing their wisdom, experience and knowledge and to provide a forum for leadership to discuss concerns related to wellness and recovery for their diocese and religious community members. We hope you will consider taking part in this educational opportunity that promotes health and wellness in lives, vocations and our Church.

Click here for conference details, brochure and registration information. Contact Colleen Richards with questions at 800-626-6910, ext.  1207, or CRichards@guesthouse.org. Guest House is a NAADAC approved education provider. Conference attendees are eligible to earn up to nine Continuing Education Hours (CEHs).

Written by Guest House Staff Writer