As we learn about the impact of childhood trauma on our future well-being, we often want share this knowledge within our faith community and to integrate a trauma-informed lens into ministries, programs, and outreach activities. This training will help you identify the central role of traumatic experiences in your faith history and to consider responses to those experiences that increase compassion and make room for healing and growth.
Sacredness of Trauma Workshop
Most people you are connected to have experienced trauma that can impact their well-being and how they interact with others. Relationships are at the heart of healing and creating a thriving community for our future.
This training will walk through The Sacredness of Trauma guide to understand how trauma relates to your faith and how your community can respond to each other and in your interactions with others. After this training, you will be invited to take a set of workbooks to have discussions about trauma in your community of faith. Books will be offered in English and Spanish.
Tuesday, May 26
10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., lunch provided at noon
Location TBD in Des Moines
About the presenter
Elizabeth Power, M. Ed, is a sought-after speaker, facilitator, teacher, and consultant. She is the CEO and founder of The Trauma Informed Academy, an online multidisciplinary set of classes helping people think through and become Trauma-Responsive. Power works to develop cross-cultural adaptation of programs with a variety of communities, focusing on markers of culture from the traditional perspective, and is cross-walking traditional indigenous values with principles of trauma-informed care and recovery for translation to other models. She was part of an NIMH research project that successfully assessed the effectiveness of the use of the core principles of Risking Connection by Primary Care Providers in their clinical settings. She teaches in the Psychiatry department at Georgetown University Medical Center.
For questions about this event, please email Sarah Welch.