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Faith & Spiritual Affairs Conference 2015: Looking Back and Moving Forward

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The   2015 Faith and Spiritual Affairs (F&SA) Conference theme is to reflect and celebrate the work F&SA has done over the past ten years. The conference will highlight Transformation and the ten year journey of FSA.   It will provide a perspective of how faith communities and behavioral health communities have created partnerships and shared resources to promote recovery, resilience and self-determination.

Through  workshops,  keynotes and special presentations the conference will provide  a focus on transformation in the homeless community, addictions services, children’s services, peer culture, trauma services, outpatient, day programs and more.   Current work in communities of faith to address the effects incarceration, economic disparities and more will be on display.

This conference will be a time to celebrate and learn some holistic approaches to personal transformation and renewal .   It will be a time to honor our progress by “Looking Back and Moving Forward”.

Learning Objectives: 
  • Define three ways the Faith & Spiritual Affairs Initiative has been able to bring faith/spiritual communities into partnership with the behavioral health system
  • Identify at least two behavioral health service systems which have been transformed to allow easier access and/or more effective outcomes
  • Discuss how acknowledging faith/spiritual traditions can foster collaboration which reduces behavioral health stigma and opens doors to improving lives. 
  • List at least two initiatives supported by  DBHIDS Faith & Spiritual Affairs to address disparities in underserved communities (i.e.:  children in poverty, youth, men of color, the elderly, people reentering society from prison).
  • Outline at least two proven strategies for collaboration between faith /spiritual communities, behavioral health and public health in our City to reduce stigma and promote resource sharing.
  • State two guidelines which promote honoring each person’s ability to define faith/spirituality, culture, family and community for their own care and overall wellness.
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Faith Community/Provider Agencies

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Completion Requirements: 

Participants must attend workshops, obtain room monitors signature on the verification form and complete a course evaluation in order to receive credits.