ALL EVENTS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC; ALL ARE FREE EXCEPT THE CONFERENCE
Thursday, March 28, 2019 • 7:30 pm • Bucher Meetinghouse
Amish Identities in Changing Context
This presentation by Kreider Fellow Joshua Brown will highlight social and cultural changes from mother to daughter Amish settlements, especially with regard to linguistic change. Brown is an associate professor of German and linguistics at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Thursday, April 25, 2019 • 7:30 pm • Bucher Meetinghouse
Mental Health Treatment in the Plain Communities
Snowden Fellow Charles Jantzi, professor of psychology at Messiah College, explores the current thinking about mental health issues and treatment approaches within the plain communities. His exploration will include both outside professional and plain community peer-to-peer treatment approaches. Jantzi worked as a clinical psychologist conducting therapy full-time for 13 years before shifting to teaching full-time and providing therapy part-time. Since his transition to teaching full-time at Messiah College, he has spent two summers providing therapy at Green Pasture, the treatment center for members of the plain communities, which is located at Wellspan Philhaven in Mount Gretna, Pa.
Thursday-Saturday, June 6-8, 2019
The conference will focus on health, health care, and individual and community welfare and well-being in Amish life. Registration is open until May 20.
Visit the conference web page for details.