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Published in Journal of Psychology and Theology 2011, Vol. 39, No. 3, 255-267. Copyright 2011 by Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University, 0091-6471/410-730


Through community service activities, and ministries to members within their congregations, faith communities will encounter individuals with behavioral health needs. This article suggests that faith communities have inherent resources that can enhance the reach and effectiveness of behavioral health systems. A framework is presented that will create a bridge of understanding about how behavioral health can leverage faith organization assets and how faith organizations can actively assist adults, children and families with behavioral health needs within the context of their faith and their community.

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