Mental Health Training Collaborative in Kansas City
Purpose of a Mental Health Training Collaborative
Mental Health Training Collaboratives (MHTCs) develop the faith community’s capacity to collaborate with providers, advocates, and recovery leadership in the service of supporting recovery and wellness. On November 4th, the Kansas City Mental Health Training collaborative had their kick-off event with 20-25 people in attendance.
The Local organizing committee members included Canaan Worship Center, Memorial International, Timothy Lutheran Ministries, Word and Deliverance Evangelistic Ministry, Community Praise and World Outreach, Child Abuse Prevention Association, Glenwood Park United Methodist Church and St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church.
Since the kick off the group has met on several occasions and laid out the following goals and schedule for 2017.
- Bi-monthly Meetings with Congregation FaithNet Chairperson
- January 2017 Complete Mission Statement from each Congregation
- January 2017 Mental Health First Aid Training for 30 Collaboration Congregations/Partners
- February 2017 Decal and Identifying marker that will promote Mental Health Education
- January-February Advertisement blitz, radio, commercial, each congregation meeting with Pastors that relate to their local ministries.
- March 11, 2017 9am-12pm (The barriers to Care) Initial Training for Pastor and Leadership
- May 2017 (Cerner and Infonet/Behavioral Health Centers presents Mental Health Conference) *Congregations will be part of the planning the faith portion for the conference
- September 2017 Suicide Awareness Workshop
- November 2017 Year in Review and Next Steps in 2018
We are happy to report that they are on track and accomplished many of their goals.
The mission statement of Greater Kansas City Mental Health Training Collaborative
Mission Statement:In an effort to address the mental health challenges in our communities we promise to promote awareness, provide support and resources.