CBPR and Faith-Based Organizations: Promoting Mental Health Among Isolated Latinos in Rural Areas

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151990
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Presentation
Title:
CBPR and Faith-Based Organizations: Promoting Mental Health Among Isolated Latinos in Rural Areas
Abstract:
CBPR and Faith-Based Organizations: Promoting Mental Health Among Isolated Latinos in Rural Areas
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2011
Author:Stacciarini, Jeanne-Marie, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Florida
Title:Assistant Professor
[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose: The purpose of this community-based participatory research (CBPR) study was to assess potential for engagement with faith-based organizations (FBOs) in a rural county to promote mental health among isolated Latinos. Specific aims were as follows: 1) describe the evidence regarding integration of faith-based activities to promote mental health; 2) describe FBO leaders? recommendations for mental health promotion among rural, isolated Latinos.
Methods:  This study was the qualitative arm of a larger CBPR pilot study in which community-academic members partnered to promote mental health among rural Latinos. In-depth interviews were conducted with FBO leaders (N =15) from different churches in this rural north Florida county populated with Latinos, and were then reviewed and analyzed for emerging themes.
Results: Although evidence in the literature supports faith as a coping mechanism/protective factor in mental health, little was found regarding effects of interventions that were implemented in conjunction with FBOs. To promote mental health and help socially integrate rural isolated Latinos, FBO leaders recommended the following strategies: build capacity and promote linguistic/English knowledge, reduce health and social inequities, provide geographic mobility and minimize immigration issues.  
 Conclusion: An innovative intervention that shifts from a view of mental ?illness? treatment to a culturally appropriate ?wellness? approach is being developed; FBO leaders are significantly contributing to this process. Because churches are places in which Latinos have traditionally felt  safe, incorporating FBOs as partners in mental health promotion may strengthen positive effects of interventions for rural isolated Latinos.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCBPR and Faith-Based Organizations: Promoting Mental Health Among Isolated Latinos in Rural Areasen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151990-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">CBPR and Faith-Based Organizations: Promoting Mental Health Among Isolated Latinos in Rural Areas</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2011</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Stacciarini, Jeanne-Marie, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Florida</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jeannems@ufl.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose:&nbsp;The purpose of this community-based participatory research (CBPR) study was to assess potential for engagement with faith-based organizations (FBOs) in a rural county to promote mental health among isolated Latinos. Specific aims were as follows: 1) describe the evidence regarding integration of faith-based activities to promote mental health; 2) describe FBO leaders? recommendations for mental health promotion among rural, isolated Latinos. <br/>Methods:&nbsp;&nbsp;This study was the qualitative arm of a larger CBPR pilot study in which community-academic members partnered to promote mental health among rural Latinos. In-depth interviews were conducted with FBO leaders (N =15) from different churches in this rural north Florida county populated with Latinos, and were then reviewed and analyzed for emerging themes. <br/>Results:&nbsp;Although evidence in the literature supports faith as a coping mechanism/protective factor in mental health, little was found regarding effects of interventions that were implemented in conjunction with FBOs. To promote mental health and help socially integrate rural isolated Latinos, FBO leaders recommended the following strategies: build capacity and promote linguistic/English knowledge, reduce health and social inequities, provide geographic mobility and minimize immigration issues.&nbsp;&nbsp; <br/>&nbsp;Conclusion:&nbsp;An innovative intervention that shifts from a view of mental ?illness? treatment to a culturally appropriate ?wellness? approach is being developed; FBO leaders are significantly contributing to this process. Because churches are places in which Latinos have traditionally felt&nbsp; safe, incorporating FBOs as partners in mental health promotion may strengthen positive effects of interventions for rural isolated Latinos. <br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:20:25Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:20:25Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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