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. 2014;53(4):414-34.
doi: 10.1080/00981389.2014.880391.

Implementing a Mental Health Ministry Committee in Faith-Based Organizations: The Promoting Emotional Wellness and Spirituality Program

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Implementing a Mental Health Ministry Committee in Faith-Based Organizations: The Promoting Emotional Wellness and Spirituality Program

Laverne Williams et al. Soc Work Health Care. .
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Abstract

Social workers have successfully collaborated with African-American faith-based organizations to improve health outcomes for numerous medical conditions. However, the literature on Faith-Based Health Promotion for major depression is sparse. Thus, the authors describe a program used to implement a Mental Health Ministry Committee in African-American churches. Program goals are to educate clergy, reduce stigma, and promote treatment seeking for depression. Key lessons learned are to initially form partnerships with church staff if there is not a preexisting relationship with the lead pastor, to utilize a community-based participatory approach, and to have flexibility in program implementation.

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FIGURE 1. Program Manual for How to Develop a Promoting Emotional Wellness and Spirituality Mental Health Ministry Committee
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FIGURE 2. Pre-Test for the Promoting Emotional Wellness and Spiritual Programs Mental Health Ministry Training Program
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FIGURE 2. Pre-Test for the Promoting Emotional Wellness and Spiritual Programs Mental Health Ministry Training Program
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FIGURE 3. Post-Test for the Promoting Emotional Wellness and Spiritual Programs Mental Health Ministry Training Program
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FIGURE 3. Post-Test for the Promoting Emotional Wellness and Spiritual Programs Mental Health Ministry Training Program

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