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Mission Trauma Healing: EQUIP PHILADELPHIA with Initial and Advanced sessions

American Bible Society

Monday, May 1, 2017 at 8:30 AM - Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 5:00 PM (EDT)

Mission Trauma Healing: EQUIP PHILADELPHIA with...

Registration Information

Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Initial Session Ended $150.00 $0.00
Advanced Session Ended $150.00 $0.00
Facilitators
Lodging included if needed
Ended Free $0.00
Lodging & dinner, Monday-Wednesday night at Malvern House
Single room, shared bathroom lodging. Must purchase Initial or Advanced registration as well.
Ended $200.00 $0.00
Lodging, Sunday night at Malvern House
Single room, shared bathroom lodging. Must purchase Initial or Advanced registration as well.
Ended $65.00 $0.00
Lodging, Thursday night at Malvern House
Single room, shared bathroom lodging. Must purchase Initial or Advanced registration as well.
Ended $65.00 $0.00

Event Details

Malvern Retreat Center, Malvern, PA (www.malvernretreat.com)

May 1-4, 2017

Monday - Thursday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

This Bible-based trauma healing training uses the book Healing the Wounds of Trauma: How the Church Can Help and its associated program model, a proven approach using applied Scripture and best mental health principles to address spiritual and emotional wounds caused by the trauma of war, ethnic conflicts, natural disasters, car accidents, abuse, and similar events.  The book has been translated and taught in over 100 countries with more than 194 language groups in Africa, Asia, the Pacific, and the Americas. 

 

In the initial equipping session, participants learn basic biblical and mental health principles related to trauma care; 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 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.


The advanced equipping session hones the skills of those who have already attended an initial session and completed their practicum (leading at least two healing groups).  By the end of this session, trainees should be better able to solve program issues arising in trauma healing as they carry out their ministries.  They should understand that materials completely and clearly and be able to teach in a participatory way.  Participants who have the necessary competencies are certified as training facilitators or healing group facilitators at the end of the advanced session.

 

Necessary qualifications:

  • Able to communicate in English
  • Able to teach others in a community
  • Able to attend all of the sessions (certificates will only be granted to those who do so)
  • At least 18 years old
  • Committed to help other trauma survivors
  • [Advanced participants: Have attended initial equipping, led at least two healing groups, and submitted reports] 

 

Registration Deadline is Monday, April 24, 2017: Fee includes all training materials, breakfast, lunch and snacks. (For lodging and dinner at Malvern House, select options in registration above.)    

 

Transportation: 

Driving--After turning off of S. Warren Street into the retreat center entrance, you will follow the signs to the McShain Conference Center. Proceed past the center to Our Lady's Parking Lot (see map: http://malvernretreat.com/retreat-grounds-map/), parking there and walking up the sidewalk to the McShain Conference Center.    

Airport--There is a regional rail train (SEPTA) that leaves every 30 minutes from the airport to 30th Street Station. ABS will have a shuttle from 30th Street Station to Malvern Retreat Center at various times on Sunday afternoon/evening, April 30, 2017. Please indicate your intent to use this service in the survey questions that we will email you a few weeks prior to the training.

Amtrak--ABS will have a shuttle from 30th Street Station to Malvern Retreat Center at various times on Sunday afternoon/evening, April 30, 2017. Please indicate your intent to use this service in the survey questions that we will email you a few weeks prior to the training.

Regional rail within Philadelphia metro area--Malvern is accessible via regional rail (SEPTA) on the Paoli/Thorndale regional rail line (Malvern stop). The retreat house is about 0.5 miles from the train station. ABS will provide shuttle service from the Malvern train station to the retreat house. Please indicate your intent to use this service in the survey questions that we will email you a few weeks prior to the training.

 

Questions about travel or lodging? Click the "Contact the Organizer" button at right and send us a message (please do not contact the Malvern Retreat Center).

For more details about our trauma healing program, visit www.TraumaHealingInstitute.org

Have questions about Mission Trauma Healing: EQUIP PHILADELPHIA with Initial and Advanced sessions? Contact American Bible Society

When & Where


Malvern Retreat Center
315 S. Warren Ave.
Malvern, Pennsylvania 19355

Monday, May 1, 2017 at 8:30 AM - Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 5:00 PM (EDT)


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Organizer

American Bible Society

Bible-based Trauma Healing is an initiative of American Bible Society designed to help remove barriers to Scripture, improve engagement with God’s Word and support local leaders in providing holistic Scripture-based programs. This initiative provides restoration and healing to victims of domestic violence, rape, sex trafficking, dislocation, poverty, substance abuse, child abduction and other traumatic experiences in the United States. Our programs serve the whole church: Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant.  

Learn more at our website: www.TraumaHealingInstitute.org

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