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Support Group Facilitator Training

  On September 9, the Office for Family Ministry is sponsoring facilitator training for church-sponsored divorce, bereavement, and other hurting/healing support groups.   Valerie Maty, associate director of the Office of Family Ministry, will lead this training session at the Blanchette Catholic Center in Crest Hill.

  This training is for those who are facilitating or who are planning to facilitate self-help support group sharing sessions.  The training will cover the role of the facilitator, listening skills, support group ground rules, handling difficult situations, and role-playing practice sessions. Participants should be endorsed by their parish for this ministry.

   Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. Training starts at 9:00 am and concludes at 4:00 pm. The $20 fee covers morning coffee, lunch, and a student manual.  To register, please call 815-838-5334 or online http://conta.cc/2tXiIjE by September 1.