Low Income Rural Women and Spirituality

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An intriguing article is presented in the current issue of the Journal of Counseling and Development, the academic journal of the American Counseling Association.

The authors (Gill, Minton, and Myers) that a woman’s spirituality or religious commitment accounted for a good portion of their resilience and wellness.

There are implications for training programs in psychology, social work, and religion, as mental health workers need to know about these person’s religious and spiritual beliefs in order to help them.

The authors concluded: “In the meantime, the results of this study may be used as a foundation for helping low-income, rural women experience greater wellness through strength-based interventions focused on their spiritual and religious beliefs and behaviors.”

There is a great deal of interesting and helpful material on the website here:

American Counseling Association Website

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