Certificate in Faith-based Peer Support

Programa dirigido para:

Have you experienced trauma in your life? Are you assisting someone who has experienced some kind of trauma? Is your ministry assisting persons who have undergone some kind of trauma? This certificate track will help you better understand the questions that people pose after having gone through challenges in life. It will also help you navigate the twists and turns of life’s journey through the lens of faith and leadership skills.


Before registering for this certificate program, prospective students must complete the VLCFF course Catholic Beliefs, or an equivalent course offered by a diocese or other approved organization.

Requisitos para participar del programa:

  1. Complete the application form (use the link found below) and pay the $20.00 / $35.00 fee.
  2. Successfully complete the required work for each course including the additional Certificate exercises in each session of the course. Normal Course and Seminar fees apply.
  3. Up to two courses taken with a diocese may be applied toward the Certificate in Youth Ministry. To request consideration for a waiver/s, your Diocesan Catechetical Leader is required to submit a letter and course syllabus to the Director of the VLCFF indicating that the selected course/s was equivalent to 2.5 CEUs (25 clock hours of work) and met the equivalent VLCFF course objectives.
  4. It is your responsibility to keep track of your progress in the program: Keep track of the courses you have taken, and when you have finished the program, contact Richard Drabik with your request for your certificate of completion.

Cursos requeridos

Courses may be taken in any order as they become available on the VLCFF scheduled course calendar.

  1. Chronic Illness: Mental Illness, Grief, Trauma Support and Counseling
  2. Moral Injury: When Our Pain Blocks God’s Joy
  3. Bereavement Ministry: A Christian Perspective
  4. Veteran and Military Family Outreach
  5. Leadership in Ministry
  6. Collaboration and Community

Libros requeridos

Para conocer los textos obligatorios, consulte el Catálogo de cursosg y consulte las descripciones de cada curso.


Si usted es un estudiante nuevo de la VLCFF, por favor crear su perfil (clic en el enlace Estudiante Nuevo: Crear tu Perfil). Solo podrá ver el enlace de inscripción para el programa ingresando con su nombre de usuario y contraseña.