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Langley M. n.d.. Continuum's Minority Connection Project [Final report]. Atlanta, GA: CONTINUUM Alliance for Healthy Mothers and Children, 32 pp.

Annotation: This project aimed to reduce postneonatal mortality rates associated with inadequate parenting skills and poor utilization of prenatal and child health care services. Activities included establishment of a resource mothers program in which church women were trained to assist pregnant women in negotiating the health care and social services systems, and implementation of a teen peer counselor program. The project also established self-sustaining local coalitions to monitor and address problems that contribute to poor pregnancy outcomes. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB93-196889.

Keywords: Access to Health Care, Adolescents, Blacks, Clergy, Community-Based Health Services, High risk groups, High risk pregnancy, Infant Mortality, Low income groups, Postneonatal Mortality, Pregnant Women, Prenatal Care, Religious organizations, Rural Populations

White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. [2011]. Partnerships for the common good: A partnership guide for faith-based and neighborhood organizations. Washington, DC: White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, 71 pp.

Annotation: This guide. which is geared toward local faith and community leaders, presents opportunities to form partnerships with Centers for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships across government, as well as information about how to apply for federal grants and access capacity-building resources. The guide addresses the following issue areas: adoption, disasters, education, responsible fatherhood, environmentally friendly buildings, healthy children and families, housing opportunities, hunger and nutrition, international relief and development, jobs, veterans and military families, and volunteerism.

Contact: White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, Telephone: (202) 456-3394 E-mail: whpartnerships@who.eop.gov Web Site: http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ofbnp Available from the website.

Keywords: Adoption, Child health, Collaboration, Communities, Disaster planning, Education, Employment, Environment, Families, Fathers, Federal programs, Grants, Housing, Hunger, International health, Manuals, Military, Nutrition, Religious organizations, Volunteers

National Center for Cultural Competence, First Candle/SIDS Alliance Program Support Center. 2011. African American Faith Based Bereavement Initiative: Trainers manual. Washington, DC: National Center for Cultural Competence, 1 v.

Annotation: This training manual provides materials to increase the capacity of faith based communities to provide bereavement support impacted by pregnancy or infant losses, to reduce depression and anxiety among families by promoting the use of mental health services, and to promote inter-conceptual care for families experiencing infant or fetal loss. The manual contains a tool kit of materials to conduct an in-person workshop including PowerPoint slides with notes on how to present the materials, handouts, audio-visual presentations, resource lists, and group exercises; as well as materials to provide evaluation feedback. The included trainer's guide provides tips and resources on effective training with adult learners, dealing with strong emotions of participants, a guide to structuring the training, a guide to using the electronic resources provided, and a module by module guide to presenting the training. The volume included a DVD of the curriculum and two other DVDs: Black and Blue: Depression in the African-American Community and Crisis in the Crib: Saving our Nation's Babies. A different version of this information is posted online.

Contact: National Center for Cultural Competence, Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development, P.O. Box 571485, Washington, DC 20057-1485, Telephone: (202) 687-5387 Secondary Telephone: (800) 788-2066 Fax: (202) 687-8899 E-mail: cultural@georgetown.edu Web Site: http://nccc.georgetown.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Bereavement, Child death, Clergy, Fetal death, Grief, Infant death, Manuals, Pregnancy loss, Religious organizations, Resources for professionals, Training materials

SUID/SIDS Project at the National Center for Cultural Competence and SUID/SIDS Program Support Center at First Candle. 2011. African American Faith-Based Bereavement Initiative. Washington, DC: SUID/SIDS Project at the National Center for Cultural Competence; Baltimore, MD: SUID/SIDS Program Support Center at First Candle,

Annotation: This website presents a toolkit comprising eight modules designed to help the African-American Christian faith community improve supports for families who have experienced the loss of an infant during pregnancy or after birth. The toolkit is geared toward clergy in churches, chaplains in health care settings, pastoral counselors, and lay leaders. The toolkit can also be used in seminary courses and seminars to ensure that clergy in training are prepared to support bereaved families. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: SUID/SIDS Project at the National Center for Cultural Competence, 3300 Whitehaven Street, Suite 3300, Washington, DC 20057, Telephone: (202) 687-8914 E-mail: bronheis@georgetown.edu Web Site: http://nccc.georgetown.edu/projects/sids/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Blacks, Family support, Fetal death, Grief, Infant death, Perinatal bereavement, Religious organizations, Training materials

Ott KM. 2009. A time to be born: A faith-based guide to assisted reproductive technologies. Westport, CT: Religious Institute, 46 pp.

Annotation: This manual is intended to help clergy and other religious professionals address the complex pastoral, moral, and ethical issues raised by assisted reproductive technologies. The manual provides an overview of the technologies and how they are used, examines traditional religious perspectives on reproduction and fertility, and outlines a model of pastoral care and counseling to help religious leaders effectively minister to individuals and communities. The manual also suggests ways that congregations and denominations can support, educate, and engage in the ethical issues surrounding assisted reproductive technologies.

Contact: Religious Institute, 21 Charles Street, Suite 140, Westport, CT 06880, Telephone: (203) 222-0055 Web Site: http://www.religiousinstitute.org Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 978-893270-58-9.

Keywords: Clergy, Communities, Counseling, Education, Ethics, Fertility, Moral values, Pastoral care, Religious organizations, Reproduction, Reproductive technologies

National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. [2005]. Faith, hope, and love: How Latino faith communities can help prevent teen pregnancy. [Washington, DC]: National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, 12 pp.

Annotation: This guide provides information about how faith leaders in Latin American communities can help prevent adolescent pregnancy. The guide discusses why faith leaders should get involved and describes ways they can help in these areas: (1) be a cultural bridge between parents and adolescents, (2) send a clear message to kids and to adults, (3) don't leave out fathers and sons, (4) help adolescents set goals and standards, (5) support and celebrate excellence and achievement, (6) be aware of adolescent culture, (7) be open to adolescent perspectives, (8) reach out to young people who are not at church, (9) give youth something to say "yes" to, and (10) enlist others. The guide is available on the web site in English and Spanish.

Contact: National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy = Power to Decide, 1776 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 478-8500 Fax: (202) 478-8588 E-mail: campaign@teenpregnancy.org Web Site: http://www.thenationalcampaign.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent attitudes, Adolescent pregnancy, Adolescent sexuality, Fathers, Hispanic Americans, Parents, Prevention, Religious organizations, Spanish language materials

Haffner D, Ott KM. [2005]. A time to speak: Faith communities and sexuality education. (2nd ed.). Norwalk, CT: Religious Institute on Sexual Morality, Justice, and Healing, 56 pp.

Annotation: This paper reaffirms a call to action for churches, synagogues, and mosques to become actively involved in sexuality education within their congregations and in their communities. The paper discusses the following topics: (1) why religious institutions must become involved, (2) what is sexuality education, (3) how congregations can provide sexuality education, and (4) how congregations can support sexuality education in the community. Resources, closing words, and references are included.

Contact: Religious Institute, 21 Charles Street, Suite 140, Westport, CT 06880, Telephone: (203) 222-0055 Web Site: http://www.religiousinstitute.org Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 1-893270-36-X.

Keywords: Communities, Religious organizations, Sexuality education

National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy and National Coalition of Pastors' Spouses. [2004]. Faith matters: How African-American faith communities can help prevent teen pregnancy. Washington, DC: National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy; Memphis, TN: National Coalition of Pastors' Spouses, 8 pp.

Annotation: This report is designed to help African-American congregations do more to address the issue of adolescent pregnancy. The report discusses the problem of African-American adolescent pregnancy in general about about how faith communities can help ameliorate the problem. The report discusses why preventing adolescent pregnancy matters; adult and adolescent attitudes about sex, love, and relationships; and how to address these issues. The report also offers conclusions.

Contact: National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy = Power to Decide, 1776 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 478-8500 Fax: (202) 478-8588 E-mail: campaign@teenpregnancy.org Web Site: http://www.thenationalcampaign.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent attitudes, Adolescent pregnancy, Adolescent sexuality, Birth rates, Blacks, Religious organizations

Bissell M, Allen M. 2004. Kinship care resource kit for community and faith-based organizations: Helping grandparents and other relatives raising children. Washington, DC: Children's Defense Fund, 83 pp.

Annotation: This resource kit about kinship care (grandparents and other relatives caring for children whose parents are unable or unwilling to raise them) provides information for community and faith-based organizations to help them understand the unique challenges kinship caregivers face and what needs to be done to help them. The resource kit includes a wide range of information and practical advice. The kit concludes with a list of resources.

Contact: Children's Defense Fund, 25 E Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 628-8787 Secondary Telephone: (800) 233-1200 E-mail: cdfinfo@childrensdefense.org Web Site: http://www.childrensdefense.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Community organizations, Families, Family support, Grandparents, Parents, Religious organizations, Resource materials

New York City Satellite/Medical Research Association of New York City. 2004. A case study of faith-based outreach in New York City: Lessons learned from a SIDS risk reduction initiative—Final report. [New York, NY]: New York City Satellite / Medical Research Association of New York City, 15 pp.

Annotation: This monograph is a case study that describes the research-driven process followed to design and implement a grandparent or elder faith-based SIDS-reduction outreach strategy to address African-American infant mortality disparity in New York City, using Back to Sleep campaign materials. The monograph is intended to help others who wish to implement SIDS-reduction programs in their own local settings. The monograph provides background and discusses addressing the need, developing a plan, identifying and training consultants and outreach educators, describing the educational format, evaluating the process and effectiveness of promoting the message, disseminating the message, and lessons learned. A summary is provided. The monograph concludes with a list of references. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Blacks, Case studies, Community programs, Consultants, Cultural factors, Education, Evaluation, Grandparents, Infant mortality, New York, Older adults, Outreach, Prevention programs, Racial factors, Religious organizations, Research, SIDS, Training

Bronheim S, comp. 2001. Sharing a legacy of caring: Partnerships between health care and faith-based organizations. Washington, DC: National Center for Cultural Competence, 30 pp.

Annotation: This monograph is a guide to developing successful, substantive and mutually beneficial partnerships between safety net providers and faith-based organizations that will address health disparities in minority populations and lead to improved health outcomes for individuals and communities. Aimed at health care policy makers, administrators, governing and advisory boards, providers, and leaders in faith-based organizations, the monograph was developed for the Bureau of Primary Health Care and its Faith Partnership Initiative. Topics include reasons to reach out to the faith community, strengthening the safety net, perceived barriers to partnerships, and meeting of organizational cultures. A list of contact information for examples of partnerships cited in the monograph and a bibliography are included.

Contact: National Center for Cultural Competence, Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development, P.O. Box 571485, Washington, DC 20057-1485, Telephone: (202) 687-5387 Secondary Telephone: (800) 788-2066 Fax: (202) 687-8899 E-mail: cultural@georgetown.edu Web Site: http://nccc.georgetown.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Community programs, Ethnic factors, Federal initiatives, Health care systems, Health status, Minority groups, Racial factors, Religious organizations

Ross ML. 2001. Delta HealthPartners Healthy Start Initiative: Faith-Based Male Involvement Partnership Project [FBMPP] —Evaluation report. Tougaloo, MS: Owens Health and Wellness Center, Tougaloo College, 32 pp.

Annotation: This report evaluates a Healthy Start program to solicit the support and cooperation of churches and other faith-based organizations in strengthening male involvement through networking and providing on-going activities and services designed to promote responsibility, education, and healthy life styles and choices. Report contents include project methodology, summary of activities, profiles of churches, questionnaires for churches and mentors and mentors, as well as findings and recommendations. The appendix includes a list of churches, a reporting form, a summary activity report, and sample questionnaires. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Tougaloo College, Owens Health and Wellness Center, 500 W. County Line Road, Tougaloo, MS 39174, Telephone: 601) 977-6179 E-mail: fwhittington@tougaloo.edu Web Site: http://www.tougaloo.edu/content/administration/Health/index.htm

Keywords: Fathers, Final reports, Healthy Start, Infant mortality, Local initiatives, MCH services, Mississippi, Parent participation, Parenting skills, Prevention programs, Religious organizations

Lovato N, ed. 1999. The DC family services guide. Arlington, VA: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 40 pp.

Annotation: This directory lists organizations that offer services for children and families in the District of Columbia. Organizations are listed in nine categories: (1) advocacy, (2) community development, (3) District of Columbia Government, (4) education, (5) health care, (6) religious, (7) resource center, (8) social services and (9) other. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchlibrary.org Photocopy available at no charge.

Keywords: Advocacy, City government, Community development, Directories, District of Columbia, Education, Family resource centers, Family support services, Health services, Religious organizations, Resource materials, Social services

National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. 1999. Get organized: A guide to preventing teen pregnancy. Washington, DC: National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, 3 v.

Contact: National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy = Power to Decide, 1776 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 478-8500 Contact Phone: (202) 261-5591 Fax: (202) 478-8588 E-mail: campaign@teenpregnancy.org Web Site: http://www.thenationalcampaign.org Available at no charge.

Keywords: Adolescent development, Adolescent pregnancy, Business, Community participation, Fathers, Financial support, Media campaigns, Needs assessment, Prevention programs, Program evaluation, Religious organizations, School linked programs

Linton K. 1995. Mothers outreach to mothers: Resource manual. Washington, DC: National Council of Catholic Women, 40 pp.

Annotation: This manual describes how church councils can develop a Mothers Outreach to Mothers program to assist expectant and new mothers. Featured program components include identifying a need; developing a partnership; defining the scope of the program; identifying key players; training workers; supporting resource mothers; and monitoring and evaluation. Appendices provide sample documents and forms to use in the program, plus additional resources.

Contact: National Council of Catholic Women, 200 North Glebe Road, Suite 703, Arlington, VA 22203, Telephone: (703) 224-0990 Secondary Telephone: (800) 506-9407 Fax: (703) 224-0991 E-mail: nccw01@nccw.org Web Site: http://home.catholicweb.com/NCCW/index.cfm $6.00 plus $2.50 shipping and handling.

Keywords: Home visiting, Manuals, Outreach, Religious organizations, Resource mothers

Southern Regional Project on Infant Mortality. 1995. Hold out the lifeline: A compendium of program ideas (2nd ed.). Washington, DC: Southern Regional Project on Infant Mortality, 12 pp.

Benson PL, Roehlkepartain EC. 1993. Beyond leaf raking: Learning to serve/serving to learn. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 123 pp.

Annotation: This book outlines ways that people involved in youth ministries can integrate service and learning into their programs. It develops the idea of service learning and considers the impact of youth service programs. Steps for planning and implementing service-learning programs are provided, and suggestions are offered for evaluating the programs. The book also suggests 135 programs that can be started at the local level.

Keywords: Adolescents, Behavior, Community service, Moral development, Programs, Religious organizations, Services, Social values, Youth

Isberner F, Braunling-McLorrow D, Jacknik M, Phillips B. 1987. Sex education in a church setting: The Octopus training manual. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 107 pp.

Annotation: This manual provides information about developing, implementing, and evaluating an OCTOPUS (Open Communication regarding Teens' or Parents' Understanding of Sexuality) program, which is aimed at helping parents become more effective sexuality educators for their adolescents and is intended to be based in a religious setting.

Contact: Southern Illinois University Press, 1915 University Press Drive, SIUC Mail Code 6806, Carbondale, IL 62902-6806, Telephone: 618-453-2281 Fax: 618-453-1221 Web Site: http://www.siupress.com/catalog/CategoryInfo.aspx?cid=152 Available in libraries.

Keywords: Adolescents, Community programs, Families, Manuals, Religious organizations, Sexuality education

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Let's Move Faith and Communities. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,

   

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.