Social Action Summer Institute (SASI)

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July 12, 2021 - SASI registration is officially closed.  If you did not register in time, please call Catherine at 202-854-8806.  Roundtable is excited about this year's SASI programming titled, Mercy and Mental Health: Strengthening Our Pastoral Reponse, which will begin on Wednesday, July 14.  The schedule of event is below, and we look forward to seeing you soon.

12 de julio de 2021 - El registro SASI está oficialmente cerrado. Si desea registrarse, llame a Catherine al 202-854-8806. Roundtable está entusiasmado con la programación de SASI de este año titulada, Misericordia y Salud Mental: Fortaleciendo Nuestra Respuesta Pastoral, que comenzará el miércoles 14 de julio. El calendario del evento se encuentra a continuación y esperamos verte pronto.

Event Description:
Virtual SASI, Mercy and Mental Health: Strengthening Our Pastoral Response is scheduled from Wednesday, July 14 and Thursday, July 15, 2021, with a *Members Meeting* taking place on Tuesday, July 13. SASI programming will examine mental health issues through the lens of mercy and justice, and how the Catholic Church can be at the center of a pastoral response. Tuesday's *Members Meeting* will discuss the Loyola Institute for Ministry's recent survey results. To check your membership status, please call Catherine at 202-854-8806.

Descripción del Evento:
SASI virtual, Misericordia y Salud Mental: Fortaleciendo Nuestra Respuesta Pastoral está programada para el miércoles 14 de julio y el jueves 15 de julio de 2021, con una * Reunión de miembros * que tendrá lugar el martes 13 de julio. La programación de SASI examinará los problemas de salud mental a través del lente de misericordia y justicia, y cómo la Iglesia Católica puede estar en el centro de una respuesta pastoral. La * Reunión de miembros * del martes discutirá los resultados recientes de la encuesta del Instituto Loyola para el Ministerio. Para verificar el estado de su membresía, llame a Catherine al 202-854-8806.

 

 Tentative Schedule (*Note: this schedule is subject to change.)  //  Horario provisional (*Nota: este horario está sujeto a cambios).

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 (*All times EASTERN!)

  • 1:00 - 1:45 PM - Opening Prayer Service  
  • 2:00 - 2:45 PM - New Member Meeting
  • 3:00 - 3:30 PM - Results presentation by Dr. Tom Ryan and Ashley Elisar, Loyola Institute for Ministry, New Orleans
  • 3:45 - 4:30 PM - Panel Response from our national collaborating organizations
  • 4:45 PM - 5:20 PM - CCHD highlight
  • 5:20 - 5:30 PM - Closing Prayer Service

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 (*All times EASTERN!)

  • 1:00 - 1:10 PM - Opening Prayer and Introductions
  • 1:15 - 1:55 PM - Keynote Presentation: Responding to the Social Determinants of Mental Health by Fr. Ragan Schriver, Catholic Charities USA
  • 2:00 - 2:45 PM - Workshops Round 1
    • Mental Health Ministry: Roots in the Social Doctrine of the Church by Chris Miller, Ed.D, Council on Mental Illness, National Catholic Partnership on Disability and Lisa Ziv, National Alliance on Mental Illness
    • Creating Healthy Communities: Understanding Human Life and Dignity for those Experiencing Mental Health Conditions by Rebecca A. Yazzie, PhD, LCSW, George Fox University
    • En Español - Recognizing and responding to mental health disparity among the undocumented community by Isaac Cuevas, Archdiocese of Los Angeles
  • 2:45 - 2:55 PM - Break
  • 2:55 - 3:40 PM - Workshops Round 2
    • Trauma-Informed Social Action in a Parish Context by Fr. Jon Pedigo, STL and Bridget Balajadia, Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County
    • Faith, Culture, and Mental Health: Healing the Discontentment by Claire Shynett, MA, Council on Mental Illness, National Catholic Partnership on Disability
    • ¿Cómo a través de Catholic Relief Services, la Iglesia está liderando el camino en fortalecer a la familia para que los niños prosperen en todo el mundo? por Mary Beth Iduh, Kelley Bunkers, y Brenda Urizar de Arreaga, Catholic Relief Services
  • 3:40 - 3:50 PM - Break
  • 3:50 - 4:35 PM - Workshops Round 3
    • Surviving in Ministry: Catholic Employees and Mental Illness by Adam Fitzpatrick, MA, Th.M, Center for Mission, Archdiocese of St. Paul/Minneapolis 
    • Ministering to Workers in the Wake of the Pandemic by Clayton Sinyai, Catholic Labor Network and Unite Here worker
    • El llamado del Papa Francisco a "un mejor tipo de política": cómo Fratelli Tutti puede ayudarnos a superar la polarización y sanar las divisiones por Yohan Garcia, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops; Lia Salinas, Archdiocese of Baltimore; Leyden Rovelo-Krull, Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph
  • 4:35 - 4:45 PM - Break
  • 4:45 - 5:25 PM - Facilitated Roundtable Discussions

    *English speaking offerings*
    • Mental Health and Policing with Dr. Chris Miller, Council on Mental Illness, National Catholic Partnership on Disability
    • #2 Mental Health and Policing with Genevieve Mougey, Archdiocese of Washington
    • Bread for the World's Offering of Letters to Congress: A Diocesan Model with Dulce Gamboa, Bread for the World; Nicole Schmidt, Bread for the World; and Brian Hickey, Diocese of Joliet
    • What do we do now? Loyola Institute for Ministry survey results on social action offices across the country with Kevin Fitzpatrick, Archdiocese of New Orleans
    • #2 - What do we do now? Loyola Institute for Ministry survey results on social action offices across the country with Scott Hurd, Catholic Charities USA
    • Surviving in Ministry: Catholic Employees and Mental Illness with Adam Fitzpatrick, Center for Mission, Archdiocese of St. Paul/Minneapolis
    • Developing a Collaborative Approach to Substance Abuse Ministry with Sara Seligmann, Archdiocese of Cincinnati 
    • Mental Health and the Well-Being of Migrants and Refugees in Detention with Leyden Rovelo-Krull, Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph
    • Addressing Systemic Trauma within Native Communities with Emily Schumaker-Novak, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
    • Racism towards Asian American Communities with Jill Rauh and Sr. Myrna Tordillo, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops 
    • Prison Ministry and Mental Health with Emma Tacke, Catholic Mobilizing Network


      *Spanish - speaking offerings*

    • Mental health and wellbeing of children/migrants/refugees/displaced people with Yohan Garcia, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
    • Thresholds Reentry Programs with/Programas de reingreso con Herman Delgado and Dcn. Robert Vigil, Archdiocese of Santa Fe
    • La Salud Mental Después de la Pandemia: Retos y Oportunidades con Esther Garcia, National Catholic Partnership on Disability
  • 5:25 - 5:30 PM - Closing Prayer

Thursday, July 15, 2021 (*All times EASTERN!)

  • 1:00 - 1:10 PM - Opening Prayer and Introductions
  • 1:15 - 1:55 PM - Keynote Presenter (en español): The Psychological Suffering of Jesus Christ: Reflections Amid the Mental Health Pandemic by Maribel Laguna, In His Image Couseling, PLLC
  • 2:00 - 2:45 PM - Workshops Round 1
    • Pope Francis’ Call to “a Better Kind of Politics”: How Fratelli Tutti Can Help Us Overcome Polarization and Heal Divisions by Jill Rauh, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops; Sabrina Burton-Schultz, Diocese of St. Petersburg; Kathryn Windels, Archdiocese of Washington
    • Mental Health Ministry in Our Dioceses by Dcn. Ed Shoener, Diocese of Scranton
    • En español - Duelo, emociones y pandemia por Dcn. Robert Vigil, Archdiocese of Santa Fe
  • 2:45 - 2:55 PM - Break
  • 2:55 - 3:40 PM - Workshops Round 2
    • A Catholic Response to the Intersection of Capital Punishment and Mental Illness by Emma Tacke, Catholic Mobilizing Network
    • After Abortion: The Church as a Field Hospital by Julia French, Archdiocese of Washington
    • En español - Escuchando para entender por Dr. Roy A. Salgado Jr., University of Holy Cross
  • 3:40 - 3:50 PM - Break
  • 3:50 - 4:35 PM - Workshops Round 3
    • How the Church through Catholic Relief Services is Leading the Way in Strengthening Families for Thriving Children around the World by Mary Beth Iduh, Severine Chevrel, Vivi Iglesias, Catholic Relief Services
    • Chatbots and Small Groups: Equipping Parishes to Help Heal Hurts by Scott Hurd, Catholic Charities USA and Michael Carotta, Ed.D, consultant with Catholic Charities USA
    • Mujeres Floreciendo: Los grupos de auto-ayuda como herramienta de salud emocional para las mujeres migrantes por Dr. Cary Rositas-Sheftel, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago; Maria Vidal de Haymes, Loyola University of Chicago; y Dr. Graciela Polanco Hernández, Universidad Iberoamericana, Ciudad de México
  • 4:35 - 4:45 PM - Break
  • 4:45 - 5:00 PM - Sending Forth

Resources from Virtual SASI 2020 

July 23, 2020 - Virtual SASI, Combating Racism: Transforming Words into Action took place virtually on Thursday, July 23, 2020. Programming began with an opening spiritual reflection by the Most Rev. Shelton J. Fabre, bishop, Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux and chairman of the USCCB Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism. Workshops followed, and the afternoon concluded with a short prayer service.  

Program Schedule
Note: all times listed below are in Eastern Daylight Time.

Virtual SASI 2020
Combating Racism: Transforming Words into Action

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2:00 - 2:30 PM EDT: Opening Session

Click here to see Bishop Fabre’s Keynote

2:35 - 3:20 PM EDT: Listen Workshops

Click here for Sitting with Discomfort with Genevieve Mougey

Click here for Facilitating Interracial Communication and Cooperation with Michael Cowan

3:25 - 4:10 PM EDT: Learn Workshops

Click here for Having Difficult Conversations with Kim Mazyck and Tom Mulloy

Click here for Lessons Learned from International Peacebuilding Efforts with John Katunga

4:15 - 5:00 PM EDT: Lead Workshops

Click here for Diocesan and Interfaith Efforts to Engage Community for Racial Justice with Andrew Musgrave and Justin Kirschner

Click here for Activism in the Virtual World with Lynn Campbell, Kelly Davis, Jon Gromek, and Kevin Fitzpatrick, and Pat Dougherty 

5:05 - 5:30 PM EDT: Closing Prayer

Click here for the Closing Prayer with Dcn. Robert Vigil

 

 

Resources from SASI 2019 

Check out the 2019 pdfschedule, xlsxparticipant list and more!

Presenter: Jose Aguto, Catholic Climate Covenant
Title: Implementing Laudto Si: Practical Approaches for Any Catholic Organization

Presenter: Scott Hurd, Catholic Charities USA
Title: pdfUsing Social Enterprise to Address Poverty Locally and Globally

Presenter: Dr. Mary Beth Vogel-Gerguson
Title: pdfTrauma 101: Taking the BS (Blame and Shame) Out of Trauma

Presenter: Matt Wazenek, Toastmaster's International
Title: FUNdamentals of Public Speaking

Presenter: Kat Doyle, Archdiocese of Atlanta
Title: pdfBuilding a Diocesan Campaign to Fight Human Trafficking

Presenter: Jeff Robison, MD
Title: pdfBuilding Home in a Changing Climate

Presenter: Anne Avellone
Title: pdfJoys and Challenges of Supervising in Ministry


Thank you to our generous sponsors who work to make this event possible!

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