Building Faith-Based Coalitions

Recovering from behavioral health conditions requires faith that individuals can overcome incredible odds.  Recovery from life’s challenges can also be helped by having faith in something greater than ourselves.  In fact, research shows that spirituality, one of the eight dimensions of wellness, helps improve our mental and physical health and can offer a path to important social support.

That is one reason why faith-based communities play a key role in prevention, referral to treatment, fostering resilience, and supporting recovery in our communities.  People often seek support from within their faith community when an individual or family faces a behavioral health challenge or when a community experiences a traumatic event.  This means that faith leaders are often first responders, and knowing how to respond to these situations can make a huge difference in how the individual, family, and community copes and heals. 

Learning Objectives

After attending the course, a participant will be able to:

  • Discuss what it means to partner with a faith-based organization
  • Learn how to have difficult conversations with your local church or faith-based community
  • Discuss the spiritual implication of substance use disorders and other mental health challenges

Available Continuing Education:  5.5 hours

  • CHES (Certified Health Education Specialist)
  • CPH – Certified Public Health
  • DMH – Addiction Therapist
  • DMH – Community Support Specialist
  • DMH – Licensed Administrator
  • DMH – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Therapist
  • DMH – Mental Health Therapist
  • MAAP (Mississippi Association of Addiction Professionals)
  • NBCC/LPC (National Board Certified Counselors)
  • SW (Social Work)

Presenter

Preston Crowe, PhD

Location

MSPHI

Date

Apr. 29, 2019

Time

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Presenter

Preston Crowe, PhD

Location

MSPHI