New Study Shows Prison Inmates Who Participated in Bible-Based Trauma Healing Programs Experienced Enhanced Well-being

“Healing the Wounded Heart” is a trauma healing prison ministry that seeks to help inmates suffering from trauma improve their well-being. | American Bible Society

Inmates who participated in a Bible-based trauma healing ministry program showed enhanced emotional well-being and a significant decrease in the negative consequences of trauma, a recent study by the American Bible Society and Baylor University revealed.

Through participating in “Healing the Wounded Heart,” ABS’ Bible-based Correctional Trauma Healing Program, participants experienced a decline in PTSD and vengefulness. Also, they experienced increases in forgiveness, resilience and meaning in life.

ABS and the Good News Jail & Prison Ministry partnered to train chaplains and volunteers at the Riverside Regional Jail in North Prince George, Virginia, to facilitate the program used for a study conducted by Baylor University.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Emily Wood