Emerging HOPE Ministries

Reverend Curtis L. Robinson, Sr. 

Reverend Dr. Pamela Robinson 

 

In an effort to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we are temporarily discontinuing in-person gatherings until further notice from the Governor. 

 

JOIN US!

SERVICE TIMES

Saturdays 

Worship Service
4:00pm EST

Sundays

Evening Bible Study 

4:00pm EST

 

Streaming Live on the following social media platforms:

 

Live Online Zoom

Meeting ID: 751 9198 2991

Passcode: 455604

 

Live on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/reginavituousladi  

A Place to call home . . . 

Reverend Curtis L. Robinson, Sr. 

Reverend Dr. Pamela Robinson 

All Are Welcome

Emerging HOPE Ministries! At Emerging HOPE, you’ll find a church committed to seeing lives changed through the gospel. We are a group of imperfect people who serve a perfect God. We worship together, do life together, and together, we would love to see Emerging HOPE as a place you can call home.

 

Past Events

Hiking Trip

Al Sabo Hiking Trails

Texas Township, Kalamazoo, MI

Saturday,  2/22/20

4:00 - 6:00pm

This is a free event 

 for youth Ages 5 -18

Transportation will be via carpooling.

Youth Ages 5 -18

Meeting Location: 1104 S. Westnedge Depart at 4pm.  Hiking from 4:30-5:30pm, return at 6:00pm. 

RSVP by February 18, 2020, emerginghope@gmail.com, 269.205.8770, outdoor_connections@icloud.com,

or

269.744.2323.

Pastoral Ordination Ceremony

December 8, 2019

Ordination Committee

Apostle, Dr. James A. Rorie, Founder & Overseer

Faith Deliverance Cathedral Ministries, Inc.

Hollywood / Miami, Florida

Pastors Martin M. & Adeleane S. Dixon,

Faith Deliverance Cathedral Ministries, Inc.

Miami, Florida - Ordination Officiant

Pastor LaQuando L. and Evangelist Thamika Minor, Sr.

Living Water Christian Church

Chicago, Illinois

Pastor Traycie Small

Co-Pastor, Regional Prophetic Minister and Women’s Leadership Advocate at Women's Breakfast Club

Pastor Bobbett Hampton, Fresh Fire AME Church, Kalamazoo, MI

 

“A very special thank you for sharing this special day with us as

we begin our new Pastoral Journey together. The memories of

our Ordination Service will last forever in our HEARTS.

Your Love & support will always be cherished.”

With our deepest Love and Gratitude.

January 19 – January 24, 2020

Faith Deliverance Cathedral Ministries, Inc.

Apostle, Dr. James A. Rorie, Founder & Overseer

Hollywood, Florida

36th Annual Fellowship Convention and 

Ministerial Licensing and Spiritual Impartation Ceremony for:

Reverend Curtis L. Robinson, Sr.

Reverend Dr. Pamela Robinson

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

In an effort to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus, it is critically important that we embrace the cancellations and closures to do our part in preventing the spread of COVID-19. Therefore, we have decided to discontinue face to face corporate worship services, meetings, and all programming until further notice from the Governer.

 

Bear in mind our worship services and support groups will be streaming live on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/reginavituousladi

and on YouTube 

https://www.youtube.com/user/emerginghope.

 

We encourage people to trust God and avoid the sins of worry (which doubts God’s sovereignty or goodness) and panic (which is unloving because it contributes to chaos and harm to others). Seek expert medical advice and implementing reasonable precautions (Prov. 12:15, 22:3).   As this progresses, we will provide updates on all of our events and activities.

 

We urge you to trust God, and to take reasonable precautions. 

 

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Recovery Institute of Kalamazoo, MI

Reverend Curtis Robinson - Board Presentation

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Emerging HOPE Ministries

Worship Service

4:00pm - 5:00pm

1104 S. Westnedge

Kalamazoo, MI

Inside of the Fire House Fitness Center

The former Gryphon Place building

All Are Welcome!

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Emerging HOPE Ministries and Active Outdoor Connections Winter Hiking Trip

Al Sabo Hiking Trails

Texas Township, Kalamazoo, MI

4:00 - 6:00pm

Meet at Emerging HOPE Ministries

1104 S. Westnedge Depart at 4pm. Hiking from 4:30-5:30pm, return at 6:00pm.

RSVP by February 19, 2020

emerginghope@gmail.com, 269.205.8770, outdoor_connections@icloud.com, or

269.744.2323.

This event is Free for Youth Ages 5 -18. Parents and/or guardians must attend as chaperons.

Transportation will be via carpooling

Monday, March 9, 2020  (CANCELLED)

Open Registration Begins

Emerging HOPE Summer Camp Scholarship Program

For additional information click on the following link:

https://www.emerginghopefsp.org/scholarship-application

 

 

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Emerging HOPE Ministries

Worship Service

4:00pm - 5:00pm

1104 S. Westnedge

Kalamazoo, MI

Inside of the Fire House Fitness Center

The former Gryphon Place Building

All are Welcome!

 

Friday, March 20, 2020   (CANCELLED)

Integrated Services of Kalamazoo

8th Annual System of Care Conference

Reverend Dr. Pamela Robinson - Will be on of the featured Conference Presenters

Emerging HOPE Ministries will host an Informational Booth.

There will be opportunities to Pre-Order Dr. Robinson's upcoming book that will be release  this Spring via Amazon Online Ordering. 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/8th-annual-system-of-care-conference-2020-tickets-90149917831

Friday, March 20, 2020 (E-Group)

Men of Faith Group

Group Facilatator: Reverend Curtis L. Robinson, Sr. 

Streaming live on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/reginavituousladi

and on YouTube 

https://www.youtube.com/user/emerginghope.

6:00pm - 7:30pm

 

Thursday, March  26, 2020 (E-Group)

Streaming live on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/reginavituousladi

and on YouTube 

https://www.youtube.com/user/emerginghope.

Brown Bag Lunch Group

For Clergy, Mental Health Professional, Therapist, Urban Youth Program Directors

Intentional and focused networking over a meal.

12pm - 1pm

Group Facilitator: Reverend Dr. Pamela Robinson 

Co-Pastor, Emerging HOPE Ministries

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Emerging HOPE Ministries

Join us this Saturday at 4:00pm for our Online Worship and Communion Service

on Facebook Live https://www.facebook.com/reginavituousladi and via conference call at (641) 715-3580 Access Code: 199-870

And even though we may not be able to be together physically, we are bound together in the Holy Spirit.

 

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Emerging HOPE Ministries

E-Worship Service

Streaming live on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/reginavituousladi

and on YouTube 

https://www.youtube.com/user/emerginghope.

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Emerging HOPE Ministries

Join us this Saturday at 4:00pm for our Online Worship and Communion Service

on Facebook Live https://www.facebook.com/reginavituousladi and via conference call at (641) 715-3580 Access Code: 199-870

And even though we may not be able to be together physically, we are bound together in the Holy Spirit. All you need to participate are some simple communion elements for everyone in your household. You can use any kind of bread or cracker to represent the body of Jesus, and any kind of juice or water to represent His blood. Remember, communion is a symbolic act, so where you are and the elements you choose aren't as important as your focus on remembering what Christ accomplished for you on the Cross (1 Corinthians 11:23-26).

Friday, April 17, 2020 (E-Group)

Men of Faith Group

Group Facilatator: Reverend Curtis L. Robinson, Sr. 

Streaming live on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/reginavituousladi

and via conference call at (641) 715-3580 Access Code: 199-870

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Thursday, April  23, 2020 (E-Group)

Streaming live on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/reginavituousladi

and via conference call at (641) 715-3580 Access Code: 199-870

Brown Bag Lunch Group

For Clergy, Mental Health Professional, Therapist, Urban Youth Program Directors

Intentional and focused networking over a meal.

12pm - 1pm

Group Facilitator: Reverend Dr. Pamela Robinson 

Co-Pastor, Emerging HOPE Ministries

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Emerging HOPE Ministries

at 4:00pm EST for our Online Bible Study on Facebook Live https://www.facebook.com/reginavituousladi and via conference call at (641) 715-3580 Access Code: 199-870

 

 

Thursday, May 7, 2020   (CANCELLED)

The Salvation Army Kalamazoo Corps

Reverend Dr. Pamela Robinson – Spring Presenter

Friendship Club, where about 20 seniors (55 and over) attend on a weekly basis to enjoy fellowship, lunch and a presentation or activity.

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Intrepid Professional Women’s Network (IPWN) Panel Discussion for Black Women r/t Covid 19

Dr. Pamela Robinson will serve as one of the esteemed panelist.  The Kitchen Table Conversation, which will take place on Saturday, May 09, 2020 from 1:00 pm- 2:00pm. This will be a virtual conversation that will take place via Zoom conferencing platform.

 

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Emerging HOPE Ministries

at 4:00pm for our Online Worship and Communion Service

Streaming Live on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/reginavituousladi and via conference call at (641) 715-3580 Access Code: 199-870

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Emerging HOPE Ministries

at 4:00pm EST for our Online Bible Study Streaming Live on Facebook 

https://www.facebook.com/reginavituousladi 

and via conference call at (641) 715-3580 Access Code: 199-870

Friday, May 15, 2020 (E-Group)

Men of Faith Group

Group Facilatator: Reverend Curtis L. Robinson, Sr. 

Streaming live on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/reginavituousladi

and via conference call at (641) 715-3580 Access Code: 199-870

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Emerging HOPE Ministries

at 4:00pm for our Online Worship Streaming Live on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/reginavituousladi and via conference call at (641) 715-3580 Access Code: 199-870

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Emerging HOPE Ministries

at 4:00pm EST for our Online Bible Study Streaming Live on Facebook 

https://www.facebook.com/reginavituousladi 

and via conference call at (641) 715-3580 Access Code: 199-870

Thursday, May 28, 2020 (E-Group)

Streaming live on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/reginavituousladi

and via conference call at (641) 715-3580 Access Code: 199-870

Brown Bag Lunch Group

For Clergy, Mental Health Professional, Therapist, Urban Youth Program Directors

Intentional and focused networking over a meal.

12pm - 1pm

Group Facilitator: Reverend Dr. Pamela Robinson 

Co-Pastor, Emerging HOPE Ministries

Sunday, May 29, 2020

Emerging HOPE Ministries

at 4:00pm EST for our Online Bible Study Streaming Live on Facebook 

https://www.facebook.com/reginavituousladi 

and via conference call at (641) 715-3580 Access Code: 199-870

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Emerging HOPE Ministries

at 4:00pm for our Online Worship Streaming Live on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/reginavituousladi and via conference call at (641) 715-3580 Access Code: 199-870

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Emerging HOPE Ministries

at 4:00pm EST for our Online Bible Study Streaming Live on Facebook 

https://www.facebook.com/reginavituousladi 

and via conference call at (641) 715-3580 Access Code: 199-870

Thursday, June 25, 2020 (E-Group)

Streaming live on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/reginavituousladi

and via conference call at (641) 715-3580 Access Code: 199-870

Brown Bag Lunch Group

For Clergy, Mental Health Professional, Therapist, Urban Youth Program Directors

Intentional and focused networking over a meal.

12pm - 1pm

Group Facilitator: Reverend Dr. Pamela Robinson 

Co-Pastor, Emerging HOPE Ministries

Friday, June 19, 2020 (E-Group)

Men of Faith Group

Group Facilatator: Reverend Curtis L. Robinson, Sr. 

Streaming live on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/reginavituousladi

and via conference call at (641) 715-3580 Access Code: 199-870

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Emerging HOPE Ministries

at 4:00pm EST for our Online Bible Study Streaming Live on Facebook 

https://www.facebook.com/reginavituousladi 

and via conference call at (641) 715-3580 Access Code: 199-870

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Emerging HOPE Ministries

at 4:00pm for our Online Worship Streaming Live on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/reginavituousladi and via conference call at (641) 715-3580 Access Code: 199-870

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Emerging HOPE Ministries

at 4:00pm EST for our Online Bible Study Streaming Live on Facebook 

https://www.facebook.com/reginavituousladi 

and via conference call at (641) 715-3580 Access Code: 199-870

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Emerging HOPE Ministries

at 4:00pm for our Online Worship Streaming Live on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/reginavituousladi and via conference call at (641) 715-3580 Access Code: 199-870

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Emerging HOPE Ministries

at 4:00pm EST for our Online Bible Study Streaming Live on Facebook 

https://www.facebook.com/reginavituousladi 

and via conference call at (641) 715-3580 Access Code: 199-870

Emerging HOPE Ministries

Online Bible Study and Worship Service

 

SERVICE TIMES

Saturdays 

Worship Service
4:00pm EST

Sundays

Evening Bible Study 

4:00pm EST

Streaming Live on the following social media platforms:

Live Online Zoom

Meeting ID: 751 9198 2991

Passcode: 455604

 

Live on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/reginavituousladi  

12/13/19

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Indoor Adventure Party

Friday, December 13, 2019

6:00pm - 8:00pm

1104 S. Westnedge

Ages 5-18

All are welcome

Refreshments will be served.

12/8/19

Pastoral Ordination Ceremony

Minister Curtis l. Robinson, Sr. and Minister Dr. Pamela Robinson 

Location: Westwood Christian Reformed Church - 620 Northampton Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49006

Time: 4pm - 7pm

9/14/19

Emerging HOPE End of the Summer Camp Dinner and Program; 3:30pm - 6:00pm

Parents, Campers, Funders, and Community Members 

Invitation Only

10/12/19

Team Emerging HOPE

National Alliance on Mental Illness 5K Walk Davenport University, Grand Rapids, MI

Support Team Emerging HOPE in the NAMIWalks Grand Rapids event.  8:00am - 3:00pm

This is the fourth year we have walked in memory of my sister Kimberly, who we lost to suicide January 21, 2015.

The Walk in being held at Davenport University, Grand Rapids, MI.  This 5K cause walk will raise awareness for suicide prevention, allow people to connect with each other, and provide critical funds for NAMI - 100% of the community-raised dollars stay here in the community,

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Emerging HOPE Forum

 September 2014

 

The 7th Annual Emerging Hope Spirituality and Mental Health Forum, a panel discussion on the impact of spirituality on people with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities was held on  September 13, 2014 at the Kalamazoo Public Library.

 

The gathering was hosted by Robinson and her husband, Minister Curtis Robinson Sr., co-director of Emerging Hope. Mona Lisa Watson, manager of diversity and inclusion at Bronson Methodist Hospital, was moderator of the discussion.

 

From left, Ministers Curtis and Pamela Robinson, with moderator Mona Lisa Watson in the background,  field questions as part of a panel discussion.Al Jones | MLive/Gazette

 

http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2014/09/better_understanding_of_mental.html

 

 

Pamela Robinson and her husband Curtis talk with Health Reporter Valerie Lego about their Emerging Hope Family Strengthening Program in Kalamazoo.

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WZZM) – You may remember the story of Kimberley Haymon. She had been missing since January. She was last seen getting off of a bus at Fulton and Division. Hours later someone found her purse on the walkway near the Grand River outside the Ford Museum. Her body was found last month in the Grand River.

 

Her sister and legal guardian, Pamela Robinson, and her husband, Curtis, talk with Health Reporter Valerie Lego about their Emerging Hope Family Strengthening Program in Kalamazoo.

 

There is a forum this Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 12 p. m. to 4 p. m. at the Kalamazoo Public Library’s downtown branch. The forum is for people and families living with mental health issues.

 

Click on the link to view the televison interview -http://www.wzzm13.com/story/news/local/2015/04/16/mental-health-medicare/25882415/?fb_ref=Default

 

 

Panel Discussion

“Family Contributions to Risk and Resilience in African American Children.”

In collaboration with the WMU MLK Celebration month, Emerging HOPE hosted its third annual panel discussion entitled: “Family Contributions to Risk and Resilience in African American Children.”

 

Emerging HOPE Forum

 January 2013

A panel of human human service professionals consisting of:
Daniel Cunningham, Pastor of Greater Faith Empowerment Center, Math Professor at Kalamazoo Valley Community College

 

Merry Battles, Founder/CEO Merry Battles Counseling Center
Mollie Peterson, Department of Human Services Teen Specialist
Marida Little, Social Work Student at Western Michigan University
Paul Frazier, Founder/CEO International Profyle Barbershop, Founder/CEO

 

The Fishin’ Weather Project
Jeno Williams, Youth Specialist at Kalamazoo Juvenile Home

offered their opinions and advice on understanding relationships patterns in minority families, how distal risks factors create difficulties for urban families ability to provide adequately for and prepare their children to function optimally in society and in what ways do these distal factors constrict opportunities for upward mobility and contribute to the growth of an intergenerational transmission of membership within the urban underclass?


The cutting-edge discussion was held on Monday, January 23, from 6-8pm at Greater Faith Empowerment Center 5805 Oakland Drive Portage, MI.

EMERGING HOPE COMMUNITY FORUM

 

WHAT CAUSES MULTI-GENERATIONAL POVERTY AND WELFARE DEPENDENCE?

January 2009

    

This web based class examines the root causes of multi-generational poverty and welfare dependence.  How Patterns of Thought and Social Interactions are Believed to Cause Chronic Poverty to Persist? What is Generational vs. Situational Poverty?


The Hidden Rules of Class, How to Begin to Break Multi-Generational Poverty Through Direct Instruction and Mentoring

 

According to the United States Census, poverty in the U.S. is at an all-time high, consisting of 43.6 million people who make up 14.3 percent of the population. When Bill Clinton, responding to conservative propaganda that poor people want a handout, changed the public assistance program to encourage work as the path for poor people to rise as a class, the ethos was that people are in such condition because they refuse to work The thought has resonated among a class and culture of people most discriminated against in the U.S., African Americans. Further, the residual of each of these realities has produced generational poverty where only a few are able to emerge and compete in mainstream America

Youth for Christ Mentoring Presentation

March 2012

 

OBJECTIVE – Mentors gained a deeper understanding of the root causes of poverty. Mentors gained an understanding on how to more effectively work with urban youth.

 

The discussion included:


How Patterns of Thought and Social Interactions are Believed to Cause Chronic Poverty to Persist?
What is Generational vs. Situational Poverty
The Hidden Rules of Class
How to Begin to Break Multi-Generational Poverty Through Direct Instruction and Mentoring.

 

 

According to the United States Census, poverty in the U.S. is at an all-time high, consisting of 43.6 million people who make up 14.3 percent of the population. When Bill Clinton, responding to conservative propaganda that poor people want a handout, changed the public assistance program to encourage work as the path for poor people to rise as a class, the ethos was that people are in such condition because they refuse to work.


The thought has resonated among a class and culture of people most discriminated against in the U.S., African Americans. Further, the residual of each of these realities has produced generational poverty where only a few are able to emerge and compete in mainstream America.

Catholic Family Services Youth Advisory Board

March 2012

 

OBJECTIVE – The Youth Advisory Board and mentors gained a deeper understanding of the root causes of poverty.

 

The discussion included:
How Patterns of Thought and Social Interactions are Believed to Cause Chronic Poverty to Persist?
What is Generational vs. Situational Poverty
The Hidden Rules of Class
How to Begin to Break Multi-Generational Poverty Through Direct Instruction and Mentoring

 

 

According to the United States Census, poverty in the U.S. is at an all-time high, consisting of 43.6 million people who make up 14.3 percent of the population. When Bill Clinton, responding to conservative propaganda that poor people want a handout, changed the public assistance program to encourage work as the path for poor people to rise as a class, the ethos was that people are in such condition because they refuse to work.


The thought has resonated among a class and culture of people most discriminated against in the U.S., African Americans. Further, the residual of each of these realities has produced generational poverty where only a few are able to emerge and compete in mainstream America.

April 2012 

 

A panel of human service professionals (Latashia May, Founder and CEO Women of Worth Mentoring Program, Alice Sigfrids, President and CEO of Galaxy Training, LLC and Demarra Gardner Change Agent Consulting President/Lead Consultant) offered their opinions and advice on understanding relationships patterns in minority families, how distal risks factors create difficulties for urban families ability to provide adequately for and prepare their children to function optimally in society, how these risk and may compromise the ability of families to protect their children adequately, and in what ways do these distal factors constrict opportunities for upward mobility and contribute to the growth of an intergenerational transmission of membership within the urban underclass?

 

 

Despite the enhanced risks associated with their social and familial contexts, many urban African American families maintain high levels of functional competency and raise healthy, competent children. Panelist will discuss the question infrequently asked: what makes these families better able to cope with the debilitating stresses to which they and their children are exposed?


Purpose: To show how resiliency, compassion, and loving, safe environments can be found in challenging situations.

 

Audience Members:
Gained insight into what makes urban families resilient despite challenging obstacles.


Learned about factors that contributing to the resiliency of children.
Learned how to building confidence in children.

 

Outcomes are available our Emerging HOPE website at www.emerging-hope.com.

Resilenant Youth

Project Connect Participate


Project Connect Participant

 

January 2008 – December 2010

Pamela participated on multidisciplinary team of expert planning professionals from Kalamazoo County to foster community education, engagement, and empowerment in relation to a range of challenges faced by improvised community members. The committee addressed the issues of social equity and affordability, economic development, sustainability, consensus building, and urban design. We focused our energies on localities with a demonstrated need for assistance, where planning resources and expertise may not otherwise be available. I was responsible for coordinating parenting programs to participate with Project Connect. Project Connect is collaboration between the Kalamazoo area government agencies, community based service and faith-based organizations, and local businesses. Begun by the Local Initiatives Service Corporation / Affordable Housing Partnership in 2009 to reach the homeless population, Project Connect is currently targeted towards any area resident in need of the offered services.

Project Connect Kalamazoo County

Planning Committee Member (2008-2010) 

Project Connect Kalamazoo County

January 2008 – April 2012;  January 2013 – November 2013

 

Emerging HOPE hosted an interactive parenting education booth during Project Connect’s annual event. Parents were given educational information; shown an interactive power-point presentation entitle “Poverty is More than a Lack of Money;” offered free summer camp scholarships; and informed of Emerging HOPE’s services.

 

Camp Day Out Event

 

 

March 2013

 

Emerging HOPE Family Strengthening Program hosted a free “Camp Day Out” event on March 23 at the Kalamazoo Public Library Van Duesen Room. The purpose of the event was to inform urban families with youth (ages 5-18) of camping opportunities that are available to their children. This 4th Annual family friendly event consisted of on-site camp registration, free summer camp scholarships, music, door prizes, face painting, opportunities to make books, and other fun activities. Parents and youth met one-on-one with camp directors from an array of camps including Pretty Lake Vacation Camp, Indian Trails Camp, Kalamazoo Book Arts Center Boys and Girls Club, Beechpoint Christian Camp, West Michigan Glass Society, Sherman Lake Camp, Camp Wakeshma and many more. There where hands-on interactive activities for the youth. One of the youth’s favorite activities was when Mr. Jeff, Director of the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center, taught them children how to make and bind books their own books.

One parent said during the event: “The camp scholarship program is such a blessing. I am a single parent without extra money to be able to afford to send my child to camp. I am so grateful that you offered me the scholarship. I really wanted my child to have something I never had, something that would really impact her life.” — Deion, Emerging H.O.P.E. scholarship recipient camp parent.


 

Panel Discussion – “Urban Family Contributions to Risk and Resilience in African American Children.”

January 2013

 

Emerging HOPE Panel Discussion Committee Members 2013

 

In collaboration with the WMU MLK Celebration month Emerging HOPE Family Strengthening Program hosted a panel discussion entitled: “Urban Family Contributions to Risk and Resilience in African American Children.” Pastor Mike Larkins, Direct Response Worker at the Kalamazoo Deacons Conference, Sherry Thomas-Cloud, form Kalamazoo County Department of Human Services Director, Reverend Sandra Douglas, Associate Minister at Westwood United Methodist Church, Patrick Naswell, Executive Director Kalamazoo County Poverty Reduction Initiative, Reverend Denise Poise, former Pastor of Immanuel Christian Reformed Church, and Pastor Micheal T. Scott, Senior Pastor of Galilee Baptist Church were the distinguished panelist.

 

The panelist offered their opinions and advice on how some urban under-resourced children are able maintain high levels of academic and social competency despite dysfunctional homes, behavior problems, early academic difficulties to more insidious and debilitating problems, such as early initiation into substance use and abuse, delinquency, school failure and dropout, adolescent parenthood, and early violent death.

 

We have summarized the dialogue on emotional development and resilience of African American children and youth, with special attention to emotional regulation, self-esteem, competence and efficacy, and perspective taking as individual protective factors.

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