Annual Rev. Jerry Shave Clergy Day

Current Drugs of Abuse & Finding Community Solutions

What clergy and spiritual caregivers should know

Thursday, July 9, 2015 at the Community Campus

Clergy Day will focus 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


This Program is FREE but you must Register by JULY 6 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
8:45 - 9am Greetings and Invocation
Rev. Jerry Shave, Upstate Chaplain Emeritus
9:15 - 10:15am Current Drugs of Abuse
Gail Banach, MS, MSEd, BA
Director of Public Education & Communications
Upstate Poison Center
Watch video presentation
10:15 - 10:30am Break
10:30 - 11:30am Prevention at the Community Level
Beth E. Hurny, LMSW, CASAC, Executive Director
Prevention Network of CNY
Watch video presentation
Community Connectors: a community-based initiative to reduce perinatal substance abuse
Lisa GreenMills, RN, MPH, Program Coordinator
Syracuse Healthy Start, Onondaga Co. Health Dept.
Watch video presentation
11:30am - 11:50am Group Discussion
12pm Closing Blessing

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 2014 Clergy Day was held at Upstate's Cancer Center and focused on integrating spirituality with traditional medicine in cancer care.


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

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