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Faithful Families Shifts Focus Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

The Faithful Families team, Dr. Annie Hardison-Moody, Kim Eshleman and Julia Yao, have provided resources that religious communities can use to address COVID-19. Content was also used at the Faithful Families Summit, held virtually on March 30th-April 3rd. At the summit, Dr. Janeé Avent Harris from East Carolina University, was able to conduct a webinar on mental health and faith. Drs. Ben Chapman and Sarah Kirby conducted a webinar on COVID-19 responses for religious communities and various presenters from the summit conducted a webinar on Adverse Childhood Experiences; the webinar covered how COVID-19 is important to understanding trauma and resilience.

“It was really wonderful, and timely, to be able to provide a way for Faithful Families facilitators and partners to engage in webinars, audio messages, videos, social media chats – in other words, to be together, while also being physically distanced from each other.” Dr. Hardison Moody explains.

To access all the free Faithful Families virtual summit resources, visit: For additional information about Faithful Families, visit: or contact Dr. Annie Hardison-Moody directly at: