In light of recent tragedies…

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The recent local and global tragedies has been traumatic to us all. In times of emotional distress, research shows that African-Americans draw support from their faith, family and communities. So, how can the African-American Church become better equipped to strengthen the mental well-being of families worshiping in our congregations and living in our communities?

Join Alliance for Greater Works™ in collaboration with the HOGG Foundation for Mental Health, ten-churches* from across the State of Texas, and Prairie View A&M, as we convene a one-day power-packed African American Faith-Based Mental Health Conference. The goal of this conference is to help African-American churches identify, support, and strengthen the mental well-being of families, congregants, and communities. This inaugural conference program will be offered in two cities:

  • Saturday, September 17, 2016, 9:00 -3:30pm (8:00 a.m., registration, continental breakfast, and exhibitors) – Windsor Village – KBC, 6011 West Orem Drive, Houston, TX 77085, and
  • Saturday, November 5, 2016, 9:00 – 3:30 p.m. (8:00 a.m., registration, continental breakfast, and exhibitors) at Concord Church, 6808 Pastor Bailey Drive, Dallas, TX 75237.

The conference theme is Peeling Back the Layers: Tools for Healing the Hurt. The conference will be offered free of charge to the anticipated four hundred church and community leaders. A $20 registration fee is required from social workers, LPC, and other professionals requesting CEUs.

The conference program will open with a moderated Panel discussion, African-Americans and Mental Health: Suffering In Silence. The program will also offer five interactive learning tracks throughout the day including Clergy, Caregiver, General, Justice System, and Youth. The Luncheon speaker will be Dr. David R. Williams of Harvard University. Dr. Williams will address The Role of the African-American Church in Mental Health. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

To be a part of this power-packed day, you must register to participate in the conference. Go to www.aafbmh.org and register today! If you would like to become a conference exhibitor at one or both of the conference locations, contact the Alliance for Greater Works office, 817.835.0271 or email admin@allianceforgreaterworks.org.

* Ten Churches: Bible Way Fellowship Baptist Church (Houston), Concord Church (Dallas), Dallas City Temple Seventh-Day Adventist Church (Dallas), God’s Way Christian Baptist Church (Taylor), Greater Mt. Tabor Christian Center (Fort Worth), Missouri City Baptist Church (Missouri City), Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church (Houston), The Potter’s House (Dallas), Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church (Houston), Windsor Village United Methodist Church (Houston) and Prairie View AMU.

Swillis

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