14 julio and/or 15 julio, 2018

9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

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P-3: Ministerio con las Familias 101

Sabado, July 14 y Domingo, July 15
Nota: Este curso es un programa de dos días.

Description:  Una Introducción a una Clase de Formación Para Quienes a Través del Ministerio se Esfuerzan por llegar a las familias. Esta experiencia de formación esta diseñada para aumentar el proceso de transformación de los participantes en como ellos ven la relación entre la familia y el ministerio, profundizar y comprender el impacto del ministerio en la Iglesia y el Hogar, proveer habilidad y perspicacia a los participantes para que vivan la visión de Ministerio de Familias más intensamente tanto en sus vidas personales como en los esfuerzos del ministerio, y incrementar y entender las dinámicas de la familia y de la parroquia como sistemas que crecen y cambian.

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Participant cost:  $75 Individual/Couple (Shared Manual)

 

P-1 Ministry with Families 101: English

Saturday, July 14th and Sunday, July 15th

Note:  This course is a two-day program.

Description:  A Formation Program for All Those Who Minister to Families. An introductory course for participants new to ministry with a family perspective or those seeking review and renewal. This course will provide a solid foundation which draws on systems theory, theology, Scripture and practical models for ministry. Participants will become more confident in their ministerial role as they are provided with opportunities to integrate and apply innovative theory and approaches to ministry.

This is probably the most convenient way to take advantage of the MWF training since all you have to do is come early to the NACFLM conference – no separate travel, no need to organize a local diocesan training, all while meeting other family ministers before the conference starts.

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Participant cost:  $75 Individual/Couple (Shared Manual)


P-2: Ministry with Families 201: English

Saturday, July 14th and Sunday, July 15th

Note:  This course is a two-day program,

Description:  Ministry with Families 201: Building the Partnership between the Domestic & larger Church. An advanced course that takes a deeper look at marriage and family through the life cycle and forming bridges between the Institutional and Domestic Church. This course will provide a solid foundation which draws on systems theory, theology, Scripture and practical models for ministry. Participants will become more confident in their ministerial role as they are provided with opportunities to integrate and apply innovative theory and approaches to ministry.

This is probably the most convenient way to take advantage of the MWF training since all you have to do is come early to the NACFLM conference – no separate travel, no need to organize a local diocesan training, all while meeting other family ministers before the conference starts.

Click here for more information about MWF 201

Participant cost:  $75 Individual/Couple (Shared Manual)

P-4: When the Heart is Broken: Ministering to Families Who Grieve a Loved One to Loss, Death and Suicide

Saturday, July 14th

Presenter:  Daniel Jurek, M.Min., M.A., LPC-S, LMFT

Description:  So much pain, confusion, sorrow and despair flood families when they experience the loss of a loved one; especially the loss of someone who commits suicide.  The unimaginable becomes real for these families and to be an effective minister of God’s love and hope is probably one of our greatest challenges. This course will provide a clear and practical understanding of the language around suicide and loss, oridnary and ambiguous loss, other deaths vs. suicide, as well the emotions and uniqueness of suicide grief. We will also offer pastoral and ministerial applications that will provide a confident ministerial approach which draws on systems theory, theological and catechetical principles and Sacred Scripture.

Participant Cost: $50/person – $75/Couple

BIO: Daniel J. Jurek, is a Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor and Certified Spiritual Director.

A Lay Franciscan (S.F.O.), Dan and his wife Jane have been married for 34 years. They have 4 children and two grandchildren. Dan spent 15 years in Catholic High School Ministry and Education, two (2) years in Catholic Collegiate Campus Ministry and two (2) years as Associate Dean of Students and Director of Student Personnel at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

He is the Director of the Pax Renewal Center in Lafayette, LA. An expert working with married couples as well as marriages on the brink of separation or divorce, Dan also counsels individual adults and families who are facing life transition issues, loss and grief.

Dan earned a Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from Our Lady of Holy Cross College in New Orleans. He also earned a Masters degree in Christian Ministry and Renewal from Franciscan University, Steubenville, Ohio. His Bachelor of Arts Degree is in Theology, also from the Franciscan University. He also holds a certification in Spiritual Direction from the Archdiocese of New Orleans.

P-5: Managing Ministry with Children in High Parental Conflict Situations

Saturday, July 14th

Presenter:  Luke Elliott, Jr., Ph.D., Co-Executive Director of Better Options Initiative

Description:  Families today seem to be in more struggle and conflict than they were just two generation ago. Many research studies point to multiple different reasons for these problems. Reasons range from lack of communication skills to a disconnected family unit. For whatever reason, family conflict does seem to be a common struggle within families today. In his presentation, Dr. Luke Elliott, will explore some of the possible causes of increased family conflict and practical ways that we may minister to these families particularly how we might minister to children who find themselves in the middle of a high conflict divorce situation.

Participant Cost: $50/person – $75/Couple

BIO:  Dr. Elliott received his undergraduate degree at L.S.U. then earned his Ph.D. in Psychology at Memphis State University (now the University of Memphis).  He began his teaching career at University of Southwestern Louisiana (now University of Louisiana at Lafayette) in 1973.

Dr. Elliott retired from the Psychology Department of ULL, after twenty years as an Associate Professor and Coordinator of Undergraduate Education.  He opened a part-time clinical practice after obtaining his license in 1976.  In 1993 he transitioned full-time into private practice doing evaluations and therapy.  He also served as a Court-Appointed Psychologist for disputed custody cases for ten years.

Now retired from active clinical practice, Dr. Elliott is currently a board member for LARC, which assists children and adults with developmental disabilities, and Co-Executive Director of Better Options Initiative.

P-6: Creating an Effective Strategy for Addressing Pornography

Saturday, July 14th

Presenter:  David Dawson, Jr.

Description:  The efforts needed to address the many facets of the problem of pornography can seem overwhelming, and most dioceses do not have the resources necessary to effectively provide the kind of advocacy, prevention, and healing needed to make even a satisfactory dent in the problem.

The Archdiocese of New Orleans has begun implementing a strategy to effectively respond to the U.S. bishops call to action in Create in Me a Clean Heart that includes taking advantage of cutting edge international resources including a partnership with Covenant Eyes and their affiliates.  This includes providing parishes, schools, parents, clergy, and the public with the resources necessary to understand the nature of pornography and human sexuality, to protect and serve the children in their care, and to provide healing and support for those who have been affected.  Each piece of this strategy has been specifically designed to be duplicated or rebranded by other dioceses with ease.  David Dawson and Timmy McCaffery from the Archdiocese of New Orleans will present the details of this strategy and keys to effective implementation.

Participant Cost: $50/person – $75/Couple

BIO:  David Dawson has been married to Kate for ten years, and they have seven beautiful children. David works as Director of the Archdiocese of New Orleans Family Life Apostolate, but Kate does the real work at home. David speaks both locally and internationally on a variety of topics with a focus on faith within marriage. The Dawson’s are also the national coordinators of Domestic Church, which provides life-long formation and support for Sacramentally married couples.