6:30 PM Pastoral Care in Times of Stress Program

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6:30 PM Pastoral Care in Times of Stress Program

Date: October 10, 2017
Time: 6:30 pm  to  8:00 pm



Could there be a better time for this? On Tuesday, October 10th Flagg Road UCC will host an evening program sponsored by the Hartford Association of the United Church of Christ on Pastoral Care in Times of Trauma and Stress.  The Rev. Dr. Frederick (Jerry) Streets will be the guest speaker.  Light refreshments will be served at 6:30 pm with the presentation starting at 7 pm.

Dr. Streets provides sensitive insights and observations regarding the impact of stress and trauma on individuals and communities. His focus is the intersection and interaction between medical, social, and theological factors for those affected as well as those caring for them.

The Reverend Dr. Frederick “Jerry” Streets is the former Carl and Dorothy Bennett Professor in Pastoral Counseling at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University, New York. He served as Chaplain of Yale University and Senior Pastor of the Church of Christ in Yale from 1992-2007. He was the Senior Pastor of the Mount Aery Baptist Church, Bridgeport from 1975-1992.  His research, publications, teaching and lecture interests are in pastoral theology, institutional leadership and development, and religion and social welfare.  He holds the Master of Divinity from Yale University and masters and doctoral degrees from Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University.

Rev. Streets was a 2007-2008 Senior Fulbright Scholar and in 2010 and 2012 a Senior Fulbright Specialist at the University of the Free State in South Africa. He conducted research in South Africa examining the intersection of modern medicine, social work practice and spiritual care of families and children infected and affected by HIV and AIDS.