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FOUNDATIONAL FRAMEWORKS
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Built upon the following frameworks, the IFCT is committed to promoting the practical benefits of having sensitized, concerned and well-trained clergy partner with governmental, corporate, and philanthropic sectors of society in promoting safe and stable families.

 

A. SPIRITUAL FRAMEWORK:

The IFCT believes that most "Holy Books" charge their readers and faith adherents to provide for the well-being of children and the strengthening of families.

 

B. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK:

Current social science and evidence based research across multiple disciplines, support the inclusion of faith and spiritual values in the mental and physical wellbeing of children and their families. Utilizing the cutting-edge research of Dr. Ram Cnaan (University of Pennsylvania), Dr. Harold G. Koenig (Duke University), and Dr. Froma Walsh (University of Chicago), the IFCT advances a deliberate agenda of integrating religion, faith, spirituality and social science research.

 

C. PRACTICAL FRAMEWORK:

A May, 2003 study by the American Psychiatric Association, concludes that, "African American urban ministers functioning as pastoral counselors constitute an engaging and useful group with experiences and skills that can be tapped by interested secular professionals. Their work represents a significant mental health resource for persons who lack sufficient access to needed care."

 

 

 

Dr. Ram Cnaan, MSW, PhD

www.sp2.upenn.edu/people/faculty/cnaan/index.html

Dr. Ram Cnaan is a Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Doctoral Education at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Social Policy and Practice. He is also the Director of the Program for Religion and Social Policy Research and President of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA)

 

 

 

Dr. Harold Koenig, MD, MASc

www.spiritualityandhealth.duke.edu/about/hkoenig/

Dr. Harold G. Koenig is Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Duke University and Co-Director of The Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Froma Walsh, MSW, PhD, LMFT

www.ccfhchicago.org/facsearch.asp?core=Froma Walsh

Dr. Froma Walsh is the Mose and Sylvia Firestone Professor Emerita in the School of Social Service Administration and Department of Psychiatry, Pritzker School of Medicine, at the University of Chicago. She is also Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Chicago Center for Family Health.

An interpretation of Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of needs, represented
as a pyramid with the more basic needs at the bottom

PARENT / CAREGIVER TRAINING


The IFCT is proud to unveil it's POWER Network, a dynamic methodology of family engagement and training for parents and caregivers within institutions of faith.

P = Preparing Parents to
O = Operate
W = With
E = Energy, Evidence, Enthusiasm, Etc..., and
R = Research.

 

A POWER Network will be established in individual Houses of Worship to train parents and clergy alike to promote safe and stable families!

Individual POWER Networks will be linked together across counties, states and regions to form a national and international POWER NETWORK of trained parents of faith!