Face Addiction with Intervention and Training for Healing (F.A.I.T.H.) Initiatives assists faith organizations to build sustainable addiction prevention and/or recovery support ministries/programs.  Funded in part by the Lancaster County Drug & Alcohol Commission and the York County NE School District, and private funders, F.A.I.T.H. Initiatives delivers to faith organizations a 3-part workshop series to equip lay leaders and help sustain prevention and recovery ministries/programs.  GOAL contracts with Faith Partners, LLC, a national non-profit that has trained hundreds of congregational teams from over 22 different faith traditions in over 29 states with their evidence-based training model.

F.A.I.T.H. Initiatives’ goal is to have:

  • fewer people experience opioid, alcohol and other drug addictions;
  • more people receive help in earlier stages of addiction;
  • family member receive support and assistance in living a healthier lifestyle;
  • congregations provide local advocacy, prevention, educational and recovery supports.

Part I of the 3-part training series called “Equipping_Faith_Leaders” was held on August 31, 2019 at Calvary UMC, 11 Richland Avenue, York, PA.  Part II:  Team Development is scheduled for November 8 – 9, 2019.  Part III: Skills and Sustainability is scheduled for May 2, 2020. Contact GOAL for –more information at 717-824-3310 or mail@goalproject.org.

F.A.I.T.H. Initiatives: Wrap-Around Workshop Topics to Equip Ministries on Addiction Prevention

GOAL comes alongside your team to provide additional educational support to equip and sustain your program/ministry. If you would like a GOAL trainer to provide education on any of the topics listed below, contact GOAL at 717-824-3310 or email Paige Harker at paigeharker@goalproject.org.  We look forward to working with you to bring healing to our community.

  • Addiction as a Family Disease – 6-hr workshop that can be divided into two 3-hr sessions. In two 6-hr sessions, participants prepare and present their own Genograms. Participants receive a booklet.
  • Addiction, Family Issues, Recovery, and Healing – Special 3-hr training for clergy with Manual. Clergy keeps manual and pamphlets.
  • Congregational Awareness and Empowerment or How Addiction Affects Members of Your Congregation – Basic 6-hr workshop that can be facilitated in two 3-hr sessions or one 6-hr session. Trainer presentations and panel discussion.
  • Coping after Overdose death – 4-hr trainer presentation with participant activities and handouts.
  • Healing Hope for Bruised Souls – An in-depth 8-hr workshop (in two segments) for Stephen and Care ministers with a teaching manual that covers addition and mental health issues, assessment tools, and describing the healing process. Participants keep manual. Pastoral Care situations discussed.
  • Heroin Epidemic: In Your Community; In your Congregation; Hope and Help – 6-hr workshop that can be divided into two 3-hr sessions. Trainer presentations and panel discussion.
  • Interventions – An 8-hr workshop divided into 2 sessions.
  • Is Addiction a Disease? In this 4-6 hr workshop, a presenter explains the spiritual, psychological, relational and spiritual aspects of addiction.
  • Mentoring Issues – A 3-hr guided discussion on how to help and how not to help, with a special emphasis on enabling behaviors.
  • Opioid Dependency: Reviving and Caring – Two hr. trainer presentation and demonstration of administering Narcan.  Participants receive a kit, Narcan, and resource booklet.
  • ROSC Training and Booster workshops – A 6-hr workshop with trainer presentation and participant activities.
  • Signs and Symptoms of Addiction – A 6-hr workshop led by a physician.
  • Support Groups: Kinds and Effectiveness – A 6-hr practicum, with explanation and practice in different kinds of support groups.
  • The 12-steps – A 4-hr presentation and what they are, how they work, and their origins.
  • The Heart of Addiction –  A 3-hr workshop with personal testimonies and panel discussion.