RENEWAL is designed to offer hope and comfort to people suffering from mental health disorders or addiction disorders, and support to the people who love them. Our approach is based on respect for the dignity of the people we serve and the belief that through a faith-based program, life-changing results are possible.

RENEWAL: Christian Treatment and Recovery is an optional treatment supplement available through Brookhaven Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma. At Brookhaven, we understand that when you are suffering from an eating disorder, a personality disorder, a behavioral health disorder or chemical dependency, life can seem utterly hopeless. It can cause Christians to feel abandoned and distant from God. However, by strengthening your spirituality, in conjunction with our professional medical services, you can experience results that you never thought were possible.

RENEWAL is based on the belief in:

God who created us and loves us (Genesis 1:26)
Jesus Christ who redeems us (Isaiah 53:5)
The Holy Spirit who guides us (Acts 1:8)

When you participate in RENEWAL, you’re part of something much bigger than yourself. Brookhaven clients receive expert care from our team of mental professionals. Treatment is solution-focused and success-oriented. Our goal is to minimize symptoms, help individuals address life problems and live fulfilling lives. Sometimes healing requires a helping hand. We’re here to provide the guidance and support you need to recover.

Christian Care
The RENEWAL program at Brookhaven Hospital incorporates your faith into the recovery process in order to address your physical, mental and spiritual needs

Christian Drug Rehab
Our program provides a nurturing atmosphere that allows you to sober up and strengthen your bond with God.

Christian Bulimia Treatment
Individuals with bulimia alternate between compulsive binge eating and purging. Without treatment bulimia can be deadly. Brookhaven’s RENEWAL program can offer medical, psychological and faith-based eating disorder treatments.

PTSD Treatment
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) occurs after a traumatic event. Without getting proper help it can be debilitating. Strengthening your faith can help you confront the past and form a brighter future.

Christian Healing
When you are part of the RENEWAL program, you are part of something bigger than yourself. You are part of a support system based on professional medical care as well as spiritual guidance.

Compulsive Overeating
When you suffer from compulsive overeating disorder, your meals and your life can seem out of control. Take a faith-based approach to your eating disorder treatment at RENEWAL.

Anorexia Treatment
Anorexia is characterized by the restriction of food intake and the refusal to maintain a healthy body weight. Without getting help, anorexia can be life-threatening.

Bipolar Disorder Treatment
Everyone experiences ups and downs, but when you’re suffering from bipolar disorder life can seem out of control. Brookhaven’s RENEWAL program incorporates your spirituality into an advanced behavioral health program.

OCD Treatment
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can fill your life with uncontrollable thoughts (obsessions) and rituals (compulsions) and stand in the way of relationships and your career.

Faith-Based Approach to Sexual Abuse Prevention

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Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for RENEWAL at Brookhaven Hospital

No faith community is free from the risk of children being harmed by sexual abuse.

Faith based organizations have a wonderful opportunity to serve in their community, and to provide services to prevent, recognize and respond to child sexual abuse. As a faith-based community, the church has the opportunity to set a new standard, teaching positive parenting skills, providing their community with parent-child relationship support and a faith-based preventive approach.  Many tools are now available to the faith-based groups from mental health resources to equip the church towards prevention and intervention treatment resources.

Churches are now including abuse prevention and intervention education awareness as part of their annual employee and volunteer training.  For instance, many churches have instituted a two adult rule requiring two adults present with children at all times.  Church board members feel by putting these policies in place will minimize the risk for abuse to occur, especially in so called mega-churches, where sexual abuse perpetrators might get lost in the crowd.

Faith communities offer children wonderful opportunities to develop spiritually, and to be part of a larger, caring community.  Families who are struggling often particularly need the friendship and informal mentoring opportunities provided by faith communities.

Churches have also instituted expansion on their volunteer background checks. These policies make it clear that your organization is committed to creating a safe environment free of sexual abuse.

In contrast, many churches struggle with their beliefs about confession and repentance in this area. Being sorry and promising it won’t happen again is not enough. Accountability and transparency must be the number one goal for any church employee and/or volunteer working with children.

Churches must also have a plan in place in the event a sex offender decides to attend your church services as it is a public event and all are welcome to the House of God- seeking redemption. “Should anyone be turned away from a house of worship? How do people of faith balance redemption with risk? What about liability issues”? [Sandi Dolbee, 2007]   Very few have mercy for individuals who hurt children.

In reality, many will not know that sexual perpetrators have been attending church seeking redemption with their creator. The good news is that many churches do offer sexual addiction support groups.

Do we react the same way when we have members who just came out prison and are seeking redemption?

We are not perfect by far, but we serve a perfect God, who at the end of our death is our Judge.

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