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Soul Shop for Youth Workers

Life-Saving Culture. Life-Saving Conversations.

May 15, 2018

Montreat Conference Center is teaming up with the Presbytery of Western North Carolina Youth Ministry Committee to offer a one-day Soul Shop™ for Youth Workers training. Soul Shop™ for Youth Workers is a faith-based training designed specifically to equip youth workers to minister to youth who are impacted by suicidal desperation. Suicidal desperation includes youth who are currently engaged in suicidal thinking, youth concerned about a family member or friend who may be suicidal, youth who have lost a friend or family member to suicide, or youth who have recovered from a period of suicidal thinking in the past. Since 17% of youth are seriously considering suicide and 10% of youth will attempt suicide before age 30, Soul Shop™ for Youth Workers is essential training for anyone who ministers to youth in a paid or unpaid capacity.

This one-day training will put emphasis on youth-specific issues like impulsivity, contagion, and confidentiality. The training lays a Scriptural foundation for ministering to suicidal desperation among youth and also teaches practical skills, like how to recognize warning signs, how to engage in life-saving conversations, and how to keep youth safe. Soul Shop™ for Youth Workers also provides practical ways to integrate this ministry into lesson plans, group activities, and one-on-one conversations.

Registration Information

Conference Registration Fee:
$20 for training and lunch on Tuesday

Room in Assembly Inn (Optional):
$80 per night for room only (no meals served) plus $1 per person per night community services fee. Rooms are available on Monday and/or Tuesday night.

Meals for Overnight Guests:
The Assembly Inn will not be serving meals except for Tuesday lunch.  Please check out the Black Mountain Chamber of Commerce as well as our Business Patrons web page for a list of restaurants in Black Mountain

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Refund Policy

Refund for conference fee will be given prior to May 8.  No refunds will be given after May 8.

Refund for housing in Assembly Inn will be awarded in the following ways: Full refund if notice of cancellation is received on or before April 17; full refund less $40 if notice of cancellation is received after April 17, but before May 8; no refunds will be given after May 8; all requests for refunds must be in writing and received by Montreat Conference Center via email, fax, or U.S. mail. Please email cancellation requests to the registrar at SusanA@montreat.org or call 828.419.9829.

Contact the Registrar

Questions about conference registration? Email the registrar at SusanA@montreat.org or call 828.419.9829.

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