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Recovery Chaplaincy from the margins, at the margins, for the margins.
Dr. L.A. McCrae, LGADC, CPRS, RCP, RPS, CCTSA, CCTP is a grassroots, community-based research activist who is called to the Great Believing and this project called liberation. They are a graduate of the Doctorate of Ministry student at Wesley Theological Seminary in the Public Engagement track. "Doc" as they are affectionately known is also a graduate of the New Theology School. Doc is also the Stokely Carmichael/Kwame Toure Professor of Street Theology.
LA. focuses their work on issues related to mass incarceration/decarceration, trauma, addiction, and mental health/wellness. Currently, they serve as the Director of Substance Abuse Programs at Beacon of Hope. Doc is also the Director of Substance Abuse Programs at the Urban Trauma Counseling Center (telehealth).
“The paradox of education is precisely this — that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated." - James A. Baldwin
Doc believes in education and creating communities for transformative, adult learning. Doc is completing their third doctoral program at Morgan State University in the School of Community Health and Policy. As a DrPH student, Doc focuses on socio-behavioral epidemiology, the socio-political determinants of incarceration, and emergent wellness. Dr. L.A.'s research is focused on the interconnectedness of trauma, addiction, and incarceration. Their dissertation work in socio-behavioral epidemiology, "Remember My Chains," focuses on the socio-political determinants of health for justice-involved Black womyn.
L.A.’s is currently collaborating with colleagues to merge the work of pastoral care and alcohol and drug counseling to develop a new generation of “recovery chaplains.”
L.A. is currently working on projects in the following areas:
#EndMoneyBail #BabiesAndBailouts #NBO
Working to interrupt the system of mass incarceration by decareration and healing unaddressed and undiagnosed trauma.
Working to articulate health disparities for historically and demographically marginalized and disenfranchised communities.
Doc is an expert in socio-behavioral epidemiology, with specialties in traumatic brain injury, complex & cumulative trauma, and addictions.
Working on behalf of those who feel voiceless and powerless... working on their behalf in the project of liberation
Raising awareness. Increasing political consciousness. Community-based research activist.
EMERGENT LIBERATION THEOLOGY
Witness to the Great Believing making themselves present through the musings of a Black Methodist, Wesleyan, UU queer, two-spirited free spirit
Rev. Christin C. Green proclaims: "our lives are sacred text." Trauma does not have to be the end of the story but is the beginning of a great unraveling in our process of healing. Acknowledging and healing our trauma breakthrough we need to access deep transformation. Our lives are sacred context for our liberation!
"Nothing everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced." - James Baldwin
Working directly with treatment providers, policy makers, folks on the street, churches, and nonprofits to create solutions to address the opioid crisis, a national pandemic.
Showing up. Real. Authentic. Raw.
One day at a time.