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Programs & Events

Mental Health First Aid Training 

(WHOLE) invites you to the Mental Health First Aid Training on Saturday, December 11th at 8:30-5:00pm. During this time, we will cover the common signs and symptoms of both mental health and substance use challenges. We will instruct you on how to interact with a person in crisis and how to connect a person with help. Additionally, our content will cover trauma, substance use, and self-care.

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The Things We Carry: Building, Bridging, & Bonding

The pandemic has been difficult for all of us and accessing quality mental health services is full of roadblocks at the best of times particularly for the Black community. For these reasons, "We Heal Ourselves with Love & Empowerment (WHOLE)" a program sponsored by Kingdom Empowerment Center is launching a free six-week support group.

"The Things We Carry: Building, Bridging, & Bonding" is now accepting intake applications. The group will be led by talented Black clinicians and is open to anyone who identifies as Black/African American and is 18 years of age or older. Space is extremely limited as the group can only accommodate 8 people.

Clergy Support Group

We recognize that senior pastors have significant influence over the communities they serve and can be an excellent resource in dismantling the stigma of mental health. We also acknowledge that senior pastors encounter significant trauma as they serve their communities without the benefit of having a place to unload and share their burdens. To that end, we partnered with Sheila Wise Rowe and Dr. Nicholas Rowe to establish a space and place for senior pastors to support one another in a group setting.

 

The work of the group was to educate and strengthen leaders in their personal lives so that they may begin a process of healing. The goal of the group was for individuals to identify and remove current roadblocks, provide structure, accountability, encouragement, and support towards meeting goals, walking deeper with the Lord, and to reveal and heal from past hurts.

 

The group met for 5 sessions where they shared, learned and addressed gender specific issues related to mental health. This ground-breaking initiative was embraced by this group of Senior Clergy and it extended beyond the city of Cambridge as other communities became aware of it.

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Black Men and Trauma Virtual Gathering

WHOLE sponsored a black men and trauma virtual group to discuss the events that were happening in our country.  This gathering gave black men a place to express themselves, to be heard and be empowered. 
 
This was a safe place for them to share how they’ve been feeling and coping in these troubling times with the current racial tensions.
 
This group will be facilitated by Kwame Dance and Keith Mascoll.

 

Healing Racial Trauma for Women

A virtual gathering, facilitated by Sheila Wise Rowe, the author of the book - Healing Racial Trauma: The Road of Resilience.  Mrs. Rowe exposed the symptoms of racial trauma people of color experience, so she can lead them to a place of freedom from the past and a new life for the future. This gathering provided black women a safe place to express their deep pain and sorry as they dealt with the numerous occurrences of police brutality.

 

Each session allowed for a time of teaching and small group discussions.

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