In October, 70 faith leaders learned about the Mental Health Ministry Initiative (MHMI) at a luncheon hosted by LEAVEN. This collaborative effort of Samaritan, NAMI Fox Valley and the NEW Mental Health Connection equips faith leaders to minister effectively and spiritually to mental health needs.
On Thurs., May 26, from 8 a.m. to noon, MHMI will continue this important work by co-presenting Creating Hope: Understanding Trauma for Faith Leaders at the Grand Meridian in Appleton.
The effects of trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are a hot topic among community leaders right now because of their perceived connection to poverty. This will be an excellent training in line with current poverty reduction efforts in the region, and well worth your time and money (only $45; hot breakfast included).
- Pastors, priests, rabbis, imams
- Parish nurses
- Youth leaders – professional and volunteer
- Spiritual formation leaders – professional and volunteer
- Deacons, Stephen ministers, volunteer pastoral care teams