Faith and Community Initiative (FCI)
The VDSS Faith and Community Initiative (FCI) will work with Virginia’s faith and community organizations (FCOs) to increase the health and wellness of Virginia’s families, particularly those that interface with the family welfare systems, and to increase substance use disorder (SUD) prevention, treatment, and recovery.Summary of Virginia's FCI
Here are some resources to help strengthen your congregational and community support network.
COVID-19 Resources for Faith and Community Leaders Webinar
COVID-19 has impacted the daily life of Virginians significantly. The Virginia Department of Social Services is dedicated to ensuring that all families are supported thoroughly during this unprecedented time. We partnered with the Virginia Department of Health, Office of Health Equity for the COVID-19 Resources for Faith and Community Leaders Webinar. The purpose of this webinar is to provide faith and community leaders with the tools needed to continue offering comfort and resources to their communities throughout this period of uncertainty. Watch here:
Upcoming Events & More Information
- MINDFULNESS SELF-COMPASSION SESSIONS, Culture of Health, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health - Recurring Event
- RECOVERY DIALECTS, Ashford, R. D., Brown, A. M., & Curtis, B (2018). Substance use, recovery, and linguistics: The impact of word choice on explicit and implicit bias. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 189, 131-138.
- MOVING TOWARDS SOCIETAL RECOVERY, Thomas Bannard. TEDxYouth@RVA - Youtube video.
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If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding the Virginia Department of Social Services Faith and Community Initiatives, please email Project Manager, Stephen Wade at firstname.lastname@example.org.