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Lubbock Public School Chaplains Offer Youth Guidance & Empowerment For Teachers!

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With mass shootings taking place every year and increasing rates of mental health issues in the student body, it's a tough time for teachers in Texas schools. If you need additional support, an NSCA school chaplain can help!

Learn more about chaplains at https://www.nationalschoolchaplainassociation.org

More and more schools across Texas recognize the need for spiritual care on campus, and chaplains are specially trained to provide this attention.

Along with offering a source of empathetic guidance for your student body, chaplains certified through the NSCA undergo rigorous safety training, allowing them to empower administrators and work to keep your school safer.

Give Mental Health Support

A recent study published by Staffordshire University in the United Kingdom shows that having a certified chaplain on staff at schools has several benefits. Chaplains shape a school’s ethos and culture with hope. With the presence of an NSCA chaplain, Texas schools can offer another layer of guidance and mental health support.

“At a time when teen suicide rates are high, chaplaincy is a non-threatening solution,” explains a representative. “Chaplains exist at the complex intersection of spirituality and mental health, where the line between a spiritual crisis and a mental health crisis is not always clear, even to the person experiencing it.”

Provide A Listening Ear

According to the organization, chaplains should not be confused with therapists, although both can provide a form of counsel. Chaplains' role is to provide a confidential, nonjudgmental outlet for your students in a less formal, less stigmatized way. While students may be reluctant to approach a student counselor or teacher directly, chaplains are more accessible.

Chaplains take a non-denominational stance to spirituality and never preach or proselytize. NSCA certification equips these school staff members to provide a holistic approach to healthcare, one in which religious and spiritual beliefs are acknowledged as an enduring part of modern life.

Keep Schools Safe

School safety is an important part of a chaplain’s job in an educational environment, and NSCA training includes three safety certifications: Threat Assessment, Active Shooter, and Stop the Bleed. In a worst-case scenario, they know exactly what to do and how to de-escalate a dangerous situation.

Available 24/7 for students, teachers, families, and administrative staff, chaplains also help increase teacher retention rates in your school, as the additional counseling support works to prevent burnout and provide a listening ear at times of high stress.

Start empowering your school today with guidance from an NSCA chaplain!

Find further details at https://www.nationalschoolchaplainassociation.org

National School Chaplain Association City: Norman Address: PO Box 720746 Website: https://www.campuschaplains.org

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