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Abide & Persevere: The Spiritual Essence of Post-Traumatic Healing

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Roxbury Presbyterian Church Social Impact Center

328 Warren Street

Roxbury, MA 02119

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THE CORY JOHNSON PROGRAM FOR POST-TRAUMATIC HEALING

Trauma healing takes root at the very place where a caregiver’s or community’s ability to abide meets the perseverance of someone who is suffering. The abiding caregiver offers connection that fosters safety and the rebuilding of trust; informed by the values and beliefs reflected within a client’s perseverance in the face of overwhelming difficulties. The unfolding relationship provides sacred space and builds on the desire for healing through the eventual reorientation of a client’s sense of meaning, which is at the core of a person’s spiritual understanding.

The day will offer participants the opportunities to:

  • Learn about the current understanding of trauma and its impacts on the body, mind, and spirit;

  • Explore how a caregiver’s/community’s ability to abide with a client and the client’s capacity to persevere are essential spiritual elements of post-traumatic healing;

  • Identify the traumatic implications of racism and structural violence, learning the unique role community healing can offer in trauma recovery.

The conference will offer a psycho-spiritual framework for understanding the trauma healing process. Experiences of Roxbury Presbyterian Churchs community trauma healing program will be shared. The day will conclude with implications and best practices for individual and community healing.

Presenters:

Rev. Liz Walker, Pastor, Roxbury Presbyterian Church; and Executive Director of

The Roxbury Presbyterian Church Social Impact Center;

Colleen Sharka, LMHC, Director of The Cory Johnson Program for Post-Traumatic Healing;

Douglas Lomax, Program Coordinator for Outreach and Addiction Services: The Cory Johnson Program for Post-Traumatic Healing; and Program Manager for the Men’s Health and Recovery Program at the Boston Public Health Commission.

THIS CONFERENCE IS FOR EVERYONE AND ANYONE INTERESTED IN TRAUMA HEALING

This, of course, includes all clinicians and mental health professionals, clergy, spiritual directors/companions/chaplains, and all types of caregivers at home, work, and/or places of worship.

Application for MaMHCA continuing education credits has been submitted. Please contact us at colleensharka@rpcsic.org for the status of LMHC CE certification.

Application for social work continuing education credits has been submitted. Please contact us at colleensharka@rpcsic.org for the status of social work CE accreditation.

NOTES: While we expect to be approved for 5 continuing education credits, if you pay now and that doesn't happen, we can reduce the fee or give a full refund.

The cost of the conference is exact for participants - our program will absorb the payment processing fees.

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Roxbury Presbyterian Church Social Impact Center

328 Warren Street

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