Harmonizing the Spiritual and Scientific Worldviews

The purpose of the Religion, Spirituality, and Health Scientific Interest Group (RSH-SIG) is to foster communication, promote collaboration, and facilitate the exchange of information, understanding, and resources among NIH intramural and extramural scientists and staff, their HHS colleagues, universities, theologians, clergy, clinicians, mutual support groups, and the public concerning the impact of religion and spirituality (R/S) on health and health outcomes. Among other objectives, the RSH-SIG will promote the understanding of research on the intersection of R/S and health in order to promote Cura Personalis or “care for the entire person”, including in the areas of prevention, treatment, and recovery from addiction and other diseases/health conditions. The RSH-SIG will hold virtual monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of the month from 2:00–3:00 p.m. Meetings will serve as a forum for discussion of current and future activities occurring at the intersection of R/S and health. The RSH-SIG is open to all persons within the NIH and associated agencies (including the HHS Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives/The Partnership Center, SAMHSA, Indian Health Service, Veterans Health Administration, HRSA, etc.) who share an interest in the intersection of R/S and health.

Online Story Telling Training

Storytelling Through Health and Wellness is a training that is facilitated by UrStorytellers and in collaboration withthe City of Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS). This training is one of many training's that has been approved as a required prerequisite for applicants who want to pursue goals of becoming a Certified Peer Specialist. Our goal is to inform the recovery and faith-based communities on how to share their stories in addition to the importance of sharing them in community settings. This 4 hr training is delivered in a power point format, interactive activities also enhance this training. At the conclusion of the training, all participants will receive a certificate of completion.


Pro-Act Learning Lunch Series

Online Event https://forms.gle/tFFJUWpQzFF67yzA8, Philadelphia

We invite you to attend this weekly learning series to connect with experts in many topics of interest to our staff, peers and members. Our experts will provide information and resources to create an informative experience with topics that impact the recovering community. The goal is to provide a topical educational series benefitting Recovery Support Specialists (RSS) working with peers by increasing their knowledge and access to services for special populations. This series will be held every Wednesday starting January 20th through March 17th at 12:30 pm. Please use the link to register for 1 or all events in the series.

Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group [ Online / By Phone ] – Methodist Hospital

The Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group seeks to help loss survivors cope, connect, and work toward healing. Trained group facilitators are suicide loss survivors who know firsthand how difficult it can be to find your way after losing someone to suicide. The group is open to anyone 18 years or older who is grieving a loss due to suicide. The group is free and confidential. For more information, please contact philadelphiasptf@phila.gov COVID19 Update: We want to prioritize your health and safety while still offering our support in your grief. In response to the social distancing guidance from the Center for Disease Control, we hosting support groups online and by phone. Second Wednesday of each month, 7pm (previously held at Methodist Hospital) Join the Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 910 9359 5362 Password: 1234 Dial In: 646-876-9923 and enter Meeting ID: 91093595362#

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