In addition to an orientation, the seminar will train volunteers on conversation skills, relationship techniques as well as helping those who are suffering from depression, post-traumatic disorder, sense of loss and lacking a sense of belonging.
The lectures will center or counseling techniques, modern day communication, removing conflicts between parents and children, interview and monitoring and creating a timetable. Registration is open to the first 30 applicants.
“Life Line is a mission that we’ve been working on with the rest of the Korean-American immigrant community,” said David Park, a pastor who is in charge of the project. “The specialists will help the trainees on how to solve various problems.”
The volunteers will be eligible to work as Life Line phone counselors.
Application fee is $70 per person, but $120 for married couples. After Sept. 10, the fee rises to $90 per person and $160 for couples. Pastors and seminary students only have to pay $60.
By Byung Chang