Dear Church Leaders,
At Care in Action Minnesota, we believe that every faith community has the potential to be a powerful force for healing and support.
Trauma is not a new concept to the Christian faith; it’s deeply embedded in the Bible’s narratives of suffering and resilience. From child abuse and persecution to spiritual trauma and more, the pages of Scripture bear witness to the realities of trauma and the enduring need for healing.
We invite you to join us for an insightful and interactive luncheon discussion and presentation led by the founder and current Board President of Care in Action Minnesota, Peter Singer, MSW, LICSW. Peter Singer, a dedicated expert in trauma-informed practice, will delve into the crucial subject of trauma within the context of faith communities.
- The biblical narrative: A journey through Scripture to understand the centrality of trauma.
- Trauma and faith: Exploring the physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual impacts of trauma, especially in cases of abuse and misuse of power within the Church.
- The Church’s responsibility: Reflecting on how the Church has responded to survivors of abuse and the concept of retraumatization.
- Trauma basics: A comprehensive look at trauma, prevalence, and the essential principles that guide trauma-informed practice.
- SAMHSA’s Six Key Principles: Discover the core principles behind trauma-informed practice and their applicability in the Church.
- The role of faith communities: How we can create safe, healing environments, support survivors, and prevent retraumatization.
We are committed to fostering safer and more compassionate communities. Pete Singer’s expertise and our partnership with faith leaders like you can help make this a reality. We encourage you to be part of this transformative discussion, as we believe that together, we can shape a more trauma-informed, caring, and supportive Church.
- Gain insights into trauma within faith communities.
- Understand the principles of trauma-informed practice.
- Explore how Care in Action Minnesota and your faith community can collaborate to create safer, more supportive environments.
- Network and exchange ideas with fellow church leaders.
We look forward to having you join us in this important conversation. Together, we can move toward a more trauma-informed Church and fulfill our calling to support and heal those who have been affected by trauma.
Let’s be the change we wish to see in our communities. Together, we can make a significant impact on the lives of survivors and create a more supportive, healing environment for all.
Katherine A. Sims-Delgado
Care in Action Minnesota