D057 Impairment Commission - Training on Alcohol and Substance Misuse

Resolved, That the 79th General Convention directs the Executive Council to take the necessary steps to develop a mandatory training program with respect to alcohol and substance misuse and other forms of addiction (to be renewed at designated intervals) for all persons in the process of formation for ordination and for all priests and deacons currently licensed, with the goal that all such clergy would:

  1. Be trained in prior resolutions of the General Convention regarding impairment;
  2. Recognize impairment; and
  3. Provide tools for reporting incidents involving impaired clergy and remove barriers that impede individuals from reporting.

Resolved, That the Executive Council consider using training materials through publicly available resources at no cost, such as The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (samhsa.gov).

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