Rev. Jocelyn J. Jones
Jocelyn J. Jones is an author, entrepreneur, and speaker. Jocelyn's background as a journalist, executive director of a nonprofit, and community leader allows her to connect with people from all walks of life. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Iowa in journalism. After receiving her B.A., she earned her master's degree in social work and her master's degree in theological studies. Jocelyn is an ordained minister and the President of a Christian counseling company specializing in grief and trauma. She is a Master facilitator with the Trauma Healing Institute and the founder of the Trauma Healing Network.
Day 2 Session 5C: Helping Faith Communities Heal From Trauma
Like the separation of church and state, churches have chosen to separate faith and mental health for far too long. Nevertheless, the pandemic and a growing understanding of the impact of trauma have prompted houses of worship to examine the vital role mental health plays in the well-being of their members. Learn the critical steps healing practitioners can take to foster partnerships with faith communities, introduce mental health resources to congregations in a nonthreatening manner, and develop trauma-informed pathways for houses of worship.
ClinicianFest By The Numbers
ClinicianFest is a 503c organization. Proceeds from ClinicianFest are used to fund the co-pays of those in need of mental health services but unable to afford such services in their entirety. We partner with over 216 vendors, agencies, private practitioners, and community support programs to support aid in communities with scarce mental healthcare access and resources. To date, we have assisted over 1100 clients in getting the care and aid they need on their journey.