What is Trauma-Informed Ministry?
Much of my advocacy work takes place in faith-based settings. A BRAVE Life is the backstory of my faith journey that led to Trauma in the Pews. My growing understanding of trauma provided a compassionate lens for human behavior (to see others as Jesus does). Trauma-informed, sensitive, and responsive leaders always place relationships first.
"No one ever told me it wasn't a spiritual problem."
-A BRAVE Life Reader, South Africa
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This is not an exhaustive list. These are my friends with whom who I have been honored to share this journey. Each one of these leaders is part of a growing networks that is helping ministry leaders to integrate faith and trauma-informed practices.
Trauma-Informed Ministry Resources
Becky Haas, author, speaker, trainer
Embodied Faith Podcast on Relational Neuroscience, Spiritual Formation, and Faith
Laura Howe, Founder
4 Rs to Trauma Informed Ministries
The Faithful City, Arizona Trauma-Informed Faith Community (AZTIFC)
Sanghoon Yoo, MSW, MDiv, Founder
Trauma and the Church Course, The Movement for Moral Care
Janyne as a Guest on Trauma-Informed Webinars and Podcasts
How to Be a Healing Church
Understanding the effects of childhood trauma is essential in ministering to both churches and communities. In this webinar I defined the various forms of trauma and provided ways to minister to survivors. Emphasis was placed on de-stigmatizing mental health and promoting spiritual growth through trauma-informed healing.