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SIL International

Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 6:00 PM (CST)

Bible-based Trauma Healing: INITIAL EQUIPPING SESSION,...

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Initial session   more info Jan 3, 2017 $150.00 $0.00

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Hosted by Park Cities Presbyterian Church and run by SIL International


Thursday and Friday evenings, January 5 & 6 at 6:00-9:00 pm | Saturday, January 7 at 8:30 am - 6:00 pm | Sunday, January 8 at 1:15-6:00 pm 

At this initial equipping session, participants learn basic applied Scripture and best mental health principles to address spiritual and emotional wounds caused by trauma of war, ethnic conflicts, natural disasters, car accidents, abuse, and similar events. Participants explore if they themselves are carrying any wounds of trauma or loss and bring those to Christ for healing; learn how to lead groups in a participatory way; learn the program model; and develop plans for using what they have learned in their community.

This session is intended for people who would like to explore becoming a trauma healing caregiver or facilitator so that they can provide basic care for those wounded by trauma and loss, or (optionally) train others to do so. Mental health professionals can benefit from this practical approach that is effective with groups cross-culturally.  This session is appropriate for caregivers who will work in the USA or internationally.

Necessary qualifications for attending either session:  

  • Able to communicate in English
  • Able to teach others in a community
  • Able to attend all of the sessions
  • At least 18 years old
  • Committed to help other trauma survivors 

Registration Deadline is January 3, 2017

Fee$150 –includes all training materials

For more information: Contact Bryan Varenkamp (

For housing options: Contact Cyndi Conner (

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Park Cities Presbyterian Church
Oak Lawn West Building
4101 Oak Lawn Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75219

Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 6:00 PM (CST)

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SIL International

Partners in Language Development

SIL International is a faith-based nonprofit organization committed to serving language communities worldwide as they build capacity for sustainable language development. SIL does this primarily through research, translation, training and materials development. SIL works alongside ethnolinguistic communities and their partners as they discover how language development addresses the challenging areas of their daily lives—social, cultural, political, economic and spiritual. SIL's service with ethnolinguistic minority communities is motivated by the belief that all people are created in the image of God, and that languages and cultures are part of the richness of God's creation.

Founded in 1934, SIL (originally known as the Summer Institute of Linguistics, Inc.) has grown from a small summer linguistics training program with two students to a staff of over 4,400 coming from over 86 countries. SIL's linguistic investigation exceeds 2,167 languages in over 100 countries. The organization makes its services available to all, without regard to religious belief, political ideology, gender, race or ethnolinguistic background.

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