Faith-based congregations and service organizations are uniquely positioned to provide long-term support and the wrap-around services that sustain recovery. Because so many people live their lives through their faith commitments, faith-based organizations understand and serve their neighbors and communities in culturally competent ways. These organizations often are driven by faith to serve people of all faiths or none with compassion and commitment, and to provide them with food, housing, health care, family support, mental health support, addiction recovery, counseling, education, and other essential services. This session will describe how federal and state government offices are working with faith-based congregations and service organizations and connecting them to public resources. Presenters will review federal, state, and county strategies for building the capacity of faith communities to support prevention efforts and provide support to those who are in and seeking recovery while addressing the challenges faith-based service providers face in participating in public funds and programs.
This session is accredited for the following accreditation types: CME, CNE, CPE, APA, AAFP, AAHCPAD*, NAADAC*, ASWB,* GA Bar, GA POST.
*State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit.