Circle of Care and Hope
An Adaptation and Empowerment Mental Health Healing Model for Blacks
Three-Principle Integrative Approach to Mental Health Healing and Treatment
Owing to a long history of racial discrimination, Blacks tend to distrust the Caucasian-dominated model of mental health, and so the system must incorporate treatments that appreciate and empower their unique worldview and culture. Specifically, nursing must adopt a transcultural approach to healing, improve educational efforts to better reach Blacks, and advocate more effectively for financial aid in meeting basic needs, which must be met before psychological needs. The Circle of Care and Hope is a holistic, interventionist approach to treating Blacks with mental illness and integrating three healing principles: a biblical worldview, culturally appropriate practices, and multi-theoretical healing applications. This unique approach breaks down the barriers of stigma and shame associated with mental health. It empowers Blacks in sustainable healing and overcomes their unequal access to effective mental health treatment. Designed by Dr. Judy E. Vansiea, the Circle of Care and Hope’s three-pronged approach is part of her mission to advocate, mentor, engage, encourage, and empower the lives of people who are marginalized and disenfranchised.
Format: 5 x 8 Color Paperback, 101 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Jan 31, 2016)
Genre: MEDICAL / Nursing / Psychiatric