Clergy Well-Being During a Time of Uncertainty: A Report From the Trenches with Dr. Frederick “Jerry” Streets

Monday, September 16th, 2024 12:00 pm EDT to Monday, September 16th, 2024 1:30 pm EDT
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A Workshop with the Rev'd Dr. Frederick “Jerry” Streets, in partnership with the Yale Divinity School Center for Continuing Education

Being healers in a wounded world is not easy. Clergy self-care and pastoral actions stemming from a broader sense of wellness are critical now more than ever. Join YDS Adjunct Associate Professor of Divinity and Social Work the Rev. Dr. Frederick “Jerry” Streets for a conversation about his study on the state of clergy wellness, the protocols for clergy self-care and the importance of clergy and congregations understanding and expanding the ways they support one another. In this interactive reflective and practical session we’ll explore creating a new mutual wellness covenant between pastors the pastor’s family and the congregation. 

Dr. Frederick “Jerry” Streets is the YDS Adjunct Associate Professor of Divinity and Social Work. A licensed clinical social worker, Professor Streets is the former Carl and Dorothy Bennett Professor in Pastoral Counseling at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University in New York City and former Visiting Professor in the Department of Social Work and Latino Community Practice at the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, CT.

He also served on the Board of the Fund for Theological Education and the Iranian Human Rights Documentation Center. He was a 2009-10 Fellow of the Connecticut Health Foundation.

He served as the Senior Pastor of the historic Dixwell Avenue Congregational United Church of Christ in New Haven, CT for a decade. Some of his current larger involvements include membership on the Association of Theological School (ATS), The Commission on Accrediting. He is a member of the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma through which he assists in the training of mental health professionals across disciplines, religions and cultures in providing mental health services to those throughout the world who have been traumatized by war and natural disasters. He has published numerous articles and book chapters, and he is the recipient of many awards.