ANNOUNCEMENT: Another FREE Operation:Parent WEBINAR July 26 2022

Our NACM Member Minister Jean Schumm’s OPERATION:PARENT  offers NACM Members 2 FREE parenting-help online webinars:

#1   Tomorrow, July 26 Webinar      1:00 – 2:30 p.m. EST           RISKY TEEN BEHAVIOR

with Crystal Collier, PHD, LPC-S – Therapist, Researcher, Educator

The NeuroWhereAbouts Guide: Brain-based Parenting & Prevention describes healthy brain development and elucidates how substances and other risky behavior affect healthy neurodevelopment, the role of genetics in addiction, the effect of environment, and implications for prevention and treatment. Dr. Crystal Collier, the author of The NeuroWhereAbouts Guide, teaches parents, school staff, and clinicians how to teach the neuroscience of risky behavior to students, families, and clinicians, and utilize the information in daily parenting practices.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. How high-risk behavior such as alcohol, drugs, and vaping, and risky behavior such as technology overuse, gambling, and pornography affect youth brain development.
  2. How the arrest of neurodevelopmental processes and executive function skills affect youth as they age.
  3. Brain-based prevention and treatment techniques based on prevention science and stage of change theory to address youth high-risk behavior.
  4. How to apply prevention science techniques consistently within families and schools to achieve long-lasting protective effects.

The idea is that Pastors/Ministers/Teachers can use this information to teach/encourage parents they minister to, to give them effective knowledge, tools and techniques to help especially young pre-teens/teens with the challenges they face these days in their vulnerable years.    IT IS ABSOLUTELY FREE!

LINK TO MORE INFO & TO REGISTER:

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5592691607035584528?source=Direct+Email&mc_cid=639aca0ee7&mc_eid=7cf1b9e4d5&mc_cid=5346d66dd6&mc_eid=a8fedfac45

 

#2   AUGUST 2 FREE WEBINAR:  What Every Parent Needs to Know about Emotional Trauma

with DR AARON WEINER                   AUGUST 2, 2022    Tue, Aug 2, 2022 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM PDT

Our children have been required to shoulder the burden of unprecedented levels of stress. The effects of the pandemic and exposure to the news about recent mass and school shootings has driven a surge of anxiety and depression in teens across the country. Operation Parent welcomes you to join Dr. Aaron Weiner for a discussion on how these traumatic events can impact a child’s physical and emotional state because of trauma-based stress reactions. What you will learn: • Why trauma can create stressful “thought and feeling loops” that can last indefinitely • Tips to help your children deal with anxiety and stress related to situations they cannot control or avoid • How to de-escalate acting out due to anxiety or stress. • Actions you can take today to help your child heal and flourish Audience: This webinar will appeal to Elementary and High School Parents Presenter

Bio: Dr. Weiner is a strong advocate for evidence-based care in treating chemical dependency and behavioral addictions, as well as a proponent of integrating behavioral health services into medical settings. He has spoken nationally on the topics of opioid addiction, marijuana commercialization, and the vaping epidemic, as well as serving as a context expert for both policymakers and media outlets.

TO REGISTER: 

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4647210563878163727?source=Direct+Email&mc_cid=5346d66dd6&mc_eid=a8fedfac45

 

Rodger Niemeier, NACM Executive Elder (46)

After growing up in the suburbs of Pittsburgh PA in a church-going, moral family, I went on to college (Kent State Univ. 1970) for architecture; but I was also introduced into the drug-using, drinking/partying culture of the late 60's, early 70's. Yet it was there that I came to Christ in 1972; the more I sinned, the more the emptiness within.  A man was passing out paperback New Testaments on the campus, and though I grew up churched, I never really read the Bible myself or heard the true Gospel.  After reading through the Gospel of Matthew and experiencing conviction by the words of Jesus ("What shall a man profit if he gains the whole world but loses his soul", I just knew He died on that cross for my sinfulness.  When I read that He was risen and alive, I went to my knees and asked Him to forgive me and make Himself known to me.  He did!  I experienced a tremendous sense of love I'd never felt before.  Immediately I felt called into ministry and completed my training in a Christian college and then seminary (Asbury Theological Seminary: MDiv with emphasis in pastoring and cross-cultural missions).

I also had a calling to minister among Native People.  Completing seminary, I followed His lead from Ohio to Seattle, Washington, to plant a Native church: which by His amazing grace, we did (with my wife and son, and a few Native Christians with the same Vision).  That lasted from 1988 to 2002; then we regrouped into a ministry called Eagle Wings Native American Ministries, with a clearer focus in ministering for recovery from past abuse and chemical dependency. This ministry is continuing currently.

So have been in ministry 50 years, by His grace.  I came across the NACM in 2010, was impressed to join and soon after became Vice President and Executive Elder along with NACM President and founder, Rev Michael Mooney.  It has been an amazing and blessed adventure to minister to fellow ministers!  I love to encourage in fellowship, discuss theological matters as well as present day challenges in ministry, and teach ministry skills courses. I also oversee our NACM Elders and our Chaplaincy Program.

I learn so much from NACM member ministers I get to know and engage with!  This is truly a remarkable fellowship and ministerial association.  I am humbled by the testimonies of how the Lord has worked in so many lives and called so many into ministry.  Will a huge blessing to be part of an organization of Christians who love the Lord, want to be used effectively by Him to reach others and pastor His Flock!

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