FY-15 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRAINING FOR CHAPLAINS AND RELIGIOUS PROGRAM SPECIALISTS

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NAVADMIN 009/15

SUBJ/FY-15 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRAINING FOR CHAPLAINS AND RELIGIOUS 
PROGRAM SPECIALISTS//



MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/JAN//
REF/A/DOC/SECNAV/8AUG08//REF/B/DOC/SECNAV/21APR11//REF/C/DOC/OPNAV/4AUG09//
REF/D/DOC/DODD/18JUN13//REF/E/DOC/OPNAV/25APR12//REF/F/DOC/MCO/4JUN12/NOTAL//
REF/G/DOC/COMDT/9MAR12/NOTAL//
NARR/REF (A) IS SECNAVINST 1730.7D, RELIGIOUS MINISTRY WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT 
OF THE NAVY.  REF (B) IS SECNAVINST 5351.1, PROFESSIONAL NAVAL CHAPLAINCY.  
REF (C) IS OPNAVINST 1720.4A, SUICIDE PREVENTION PROGRAM.  REF (D) IS DODD 
6490.14, DEFENSE SUICIDE PREVENTION PROGRAM.  REF (E) IS OPNAVINST 1730.1E, 
RELIGIOUS MINISTRY IN THE NAVY.  REF (F) IS MCO 1730.6E, RELIGIOUS MINISTRY 
IN THE MARINE CORPS.  REF (G) IS COMDTINST M1730.4C, RELIGIOUS MINISTRIES 
WITHIN THE COAST GUARD.//

RMKS/1.  Per reference (a), this NAVADMIN establishes the Chief of Chaplains 
as program sponsor for the professional development of Chaplain Corps (CHC) 
officers and enlisted Religious Program Specialists (RP).  The Chief of 
Chaplains conducts annual short-course training for CHC officers and RPs to 
update essential techniques and practices in military ministry.  This 
training enables chaplains to obtain continuing education units which may be 
required to maintain their credentials with their religious organizations.

2.  The FY-15 Professional Development Training will consist of a total of 
four days.  The first day (Monday) is a Professional Development Training 
Workshop (PDTW) focusing on *Professional Naval Chaplaincy.*  Per reference 
(b), the workshop will enhance the capability and competencies of chaplains 
and RPs to meet professional standards, develop leadership, and build 
community.

3.  The next three days (Tuesday-Thursday) the Professional Development 
Training Course (PDTC) will address "Pastoral Care in Suicide Prevention, 
Intervention, and Postvention."  It is a mission essential training 
requirement for chaplains and RPs.  It will enable chaplains and RPs to 
provide effective religious ministry to those involved in circumstances of 
suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention and to provide relevant 
advice to commanders as required by references (a) and (c).

4.  In addition to pastoral care competencies, the course includes an 
overview of psychological insights into suicide and suicidology and an 
effective multi-level approach to suicide prevention programs to include 
building resilience, reducing stigma, and reinforcing hope.  The course will 
provide training in an evidence-based risk assessment and safety plan, as 
well as interdisciplinary partnering with behavioral health professionals and 
community services providers.  Chaplains and RPs will also discuss 
postvention pastoral care best practices which include:  after care for 
family, friends, and unit members; command advisement; and memorial 
ceremonies.

5.  The FY-15 Professional Development Training Workshop and Course are 
offered at the following CONUS and OCONUS locations:

DATE           LOCATION
12-15 Jan 2015 Murphy Canyon Chapel, San Diego, CA
26-29 Jan 2015 Naval Air Station Pensacola, FL
9-12 Feb 2015 Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, CA
23-26 Feb 2015 Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, CA
9-12 Mar 2015 Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, NC
23-26 Mar 2015 Naval Station Mayport, FL
13-16 Apr 2015 Marine Corps Base Kaneohe Bay, HI
27-30 Apr 2015 Naval Station Norfolk, VA
18-21 May 2015 Marine Corps Base Camp Butler, Okinawa, Japan
1-4 Jun 2015 Naval Support Activity Naples, Italy
15-18 Jun 2015 Naval Base Kitsap, WA
13-16 Jul 2015 Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek Fort Story, VA

6.  Per reference (d), the PDTC was developed per the competency standards 
identified in the 2015 Defense Suicide Prevention Office Training Competency 
Framework for chaplains and RPs for suicide prevention, intervention, and 
postvention.  This Training Competency Framework will be incorporated into 
the forthcoming Department of Defense Instruction on suicide prevention.  Per 
references (e) through (g), commands are authorized to provide appropriated 
funds in support of religious ministries within the command to include 
funding chaplains and RPs to attend annual PDTCs.

7.  Naval Chaplaincy School and Center (NCSC) uses the Enterprise Navy 
Training Reservation System to process course registration/reservations.  
Contact your unit, command, Navy Operational Support Center training office, 
department, or CHC program manager for guidance on how to request a 
reservation.  For more information about course registration/reservations, 
navigate to NCSC Navy Knowledge Online (NKO) community of practice at
https://www.nko.navy.mil/group/naval-chaplaincy-school-center/home then click 
on professional development.  Registration is first come, first served.  
Chaplains and RPs must register separately for the PDTW (CIN: A-5G-0005, CDP:  
06ZZ) and the PDTC (CIN: P-5G-1303, CDP: 07A2).  Participants are encouraged 
to attend the training in their local area.

8.  There is required read-ahead material for the PDTW and the PDTC. The 
material is posted on NKO and can be downloaded from the following link:  
https://www.nko.navy.mil/group/naval-chaplaincy-school-center/pdtc.

9.  The point of contact for registration issues should be directed to Mr. 
John Lee, Student Registrar, NCSC at (803)751-9018, DSN 734-9018, or via e-
mail at john.f.lee1.civ(at)mail.mil.

10.  This NAVADMIN is canceled for record purposes on 30 September 2015.

11.  Released by Vice Admiral W. F. Moran, N1.//

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