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Risking Connection in Faith Communities

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Chicago Department of Public Health Training Center

1642 North Besly Court

Chicago, IL 60642

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Risking Connection in Faith Communities: A Curriculum for Faith Leaders Supporting Trauma Survivors

Tuesday, December 5 and Wednesday, December 6, 2017

8:30am to 4pm

(You must attend both days)

Space is limited to 35 people, so sign up as soon as possible. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Participants will also receive a copy of the Risking Connection in Faith Communities book.

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Chicago Department of Public Health Training Center at 1642 N Besly Court, Chicago.

No fee.

This workshop will help faith leaders understand the nature of psychological trauma, how it affects people, and how they can help. Because the program is addressed to spiritual leaders, particular attention is paid to the spiritual impact of trauma.

This workshop
• explains the effects of trauma
• focuses on the need for growth-promoting relationships
• explores the connection between trauma and spiritual distress
• recognizes the value of spirituality in recovery
• addresses the impact of trauma on the helper
• looks at how faith communities can promote healing

The curriculum does not attempt to turn clergy into therapists. Rather, the material helps clergy learn about growth-promoting relationships. It teaches how to access and more productively use the internal resources we have and to enhance those resources through greater self-awareness.

Although it focuses on support for survivors of interpersonal trauma, it also speaks to the issues related to care in the wake of any type of trauma.

Because this curriculum is intended to be useful to clergy of the major religions and denominations in the United States, the authors have attempted to ensure that all theological perspectives are confined to illustrative use in sidebar examples.

Whether serving as a pastor, rabbi, priest, imam, religious or lay leader, you are a crucial resource to your community. This workshop will better equip you to support the needs of trauma survivors in your midst.

ReCAST (Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma), a program of the Chicago Department of Public Health, is providing financial support for the Risking Connectionworkshop, so we are able to offer this workshop free of charge.


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