ERIC Number: EJ803422
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
From Fear to Faith: Efficacy of Trauma Assessment Training for New York-Based Southern Baptist Church Groups
Suite, Derek H.; Rollin, Stephen A.; Bowman, J. C.; la Bril, Robert D.
Research on Social Work Practice, v17 n2 p258-263 2007
Post-9/11, many faith-based responders expressed the opinion that they were neither prepared nor trained to recognize the mental health needs of long-term trauma survivors. With funding through the Red Cross, an interdisciplinary trauma training program was developed to increase the capacity of the New York Southern Baptist Church groups to provide trauma assessment and support through the Metropolitan Baptist Association of New York. Through a pretest and posttest survey, the training was evaluated. Of the workshop attendees, 91% gave positive feedback and felt the training was worthwhile. The results suggest an ongoing need for interdisciplinary training that includes faith-based groups.
Descriptors: Health Needs, Mental Health, Fear, Beliefs, Psychological Evaluation, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Religious Organizations, Curriculum Design, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Training, Pretests Posttests
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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