Annual Rev. Jerry Shave Clergy Day

When the unthinkable happens:

The reality of Child Abuse and the challenge for spiritual caregivers

Thursday, June 16, 2016 at the McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center, 601 E. Genesee St., Syracuse

Clergy Day will focus on increasing awareness and understanding child abuse, issues that clergy and caregivers may encounter when pastoral interventions are called upon, and available community services to respond to and prevent abuse. Speakers are recognized experts in child physical and sexual abuse.


This Program is FREE but you must Register by JUNE 9 to attend by calling Upstate Connect at 345-464-8668 or toll free at 800-464-8668, 24 hours a day.


8 - 8:45am Registration, Continental Breakfast
sponsored by the Advocates of Upstate
8:45am Welcome by The Rev. Terry Ruth Culbertson, MDIV, BCC, CT, ACPE
    Supervisor Department of Spiritual Care Manager
Jennifer Speicher, MPA, Administrator
    Golisano Children's Hospital
The Rev. 'Jerry' Shave, Upstate Chaplain Emeritus
9:00am My Journey With Child Abuse as a Pediatrician
Danielle Laraque-Arena, MD, FAAP
    President, Upstate Medical University, Pediatric Physician
9:30 - 10:30am The Reality of Child Abuse and the Challenge for Spiritual Caregivers
Ann S. Botash, MD, FAAP
    Professor of Pediatrics, Vice Chair for Education
    Upstate Medical University, Golisano Children's Hospital
10:30 - 10:45am Break
10:45 - 11:45am The Child Abuse Cases that Stay With Us
The Rev. Jane Dasher, MDIV, MS, BCC,
    Department of Spiritual Care Pediatric Chaplain
Anne Galloway, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P,
    Child Abuse Referral and Evaluation Program (CARE),
    Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital
Elizabeth Kinsey, LMSW, Pediatric Social Worker,
    Child Abuse Coordinator
Nancy Mitchell, RN, MS, PNP, Nurse Practitioner,
    Child Abuse Referral and Evaluation Program (CARE),
    Ambulatory Pediatric Department
11:45 - 12:00pm Closing discussion and remarks
Blessing by The Rev. Jerry Shave

At Upstate, our mission is to alleviate human suffering through treatment, research and teaching. Clergy Day is an annual training program for area ministers, priests, semenarians, chaplains and laypersons.

Past Clergy Day topics include:

  • Coloring Outside the Lines: Spirituality and Children
  • Ethics at the Bedside For Clergy
  • Suicide Alertness: Training for Effective Ministry

Our 2015 Clergy Day was held at Upstate's Community Campus and focused on the latest in drug abuse from 'spike' to the current heroin epidemic, the challenge of caring and potential interventions for dealing with this problem.


If you have any questions, please call Department of Spiritual Care at 315 464-4687.

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