All In Community: Trauma-Informed Care Training
Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
All In Community

Psychological trauma and toxic stress are near-universal experiences that can affect every aspect of life. Addiction, abuse, and criminal behavior are all indications of underlying untreated trauma. In addition, experiences like crime victimization and incarceration -- of any kind for any length of time – can have lasting adverse effects on the mental, physical, social, emotional and spiritual well-being of individuals and communities if left unattended. Spiritual relationships contribute significantly to trauma recovery and healing. In this training, participants will learn what trauma is and how trauma affects people. In addition, participants will become informed about how to: 
•    Recognizing the signs of trauma
•    Respond appropriately so as not to re-traumatize 
•    Support recovery toward resiliency
•    Give people the chance to tell their stories in their own time and way
•    Encourage and express empathy in the congregation and community
•    Access local, supportive physical, social, and psychological resources 

This training is facilitated by Esther Flores, a registered nurse and urban missionary. Esther practices trauma-informed care every day in her ministry efforts in building resiliency and hope with people caught up in human trafficking, opiate addiction, and under-served communities.


Location Name
Central Community Center
Reba Collins
$25 for Meal & Materials