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                Initial
                Trauma Healing

                Equipping Session

                Bible-based Trauma Healing

       

         

    Our Program Model


      The proven model of the Trauma Healing Institute uses applied Scripture and mental health principles to address spiritual
      and emotional wounds caused by trauma of war, violence, natural disasters, and abuse.
      The book
      Healing the Wounds of Trauma: How the Church Can Help has been translated and taught in over 100
      countries with more than 194 language groups in Africa, Asia, the Pacific and the Americas.

     

    About The Session


      At this 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.  Trauma healing facilitators aim to “do no harm” to those they help. To this end, participants are evaluated
      during the equipping session. A simple test measures mastery of content. A short practice facilitation exercise includes
      feedback on facilitator strengths and suggestions to address areas needing improvement.  This initial equipping session
      is followed by a 6–9 month practicum in which apprentice facilitators teach at least the core lessons at least two times.
      The training process is completed with an advanced equipping session.

     

    Who Can Attend


      This session is open to lay people and clergy, including mental health professionals, social justice advocates, NGO workers,
      and others. The necessary qualifications are:

      • Able to communicate in English.
      • Have sufficient status to teach others in a community.
      • Able to attend the entire session.
      • At least 18 years old.
      • Committed to help trauma survivors.
      • Able to give at least 2 weeks per year to trauma healing

     

    Sample Session Itinerary


      Typical Itinerary for a 4 Day Initial Equipping Session

       

      Time Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
      8:30 Check In Worship Worship Worship
      9:00

      Welcome, Intros, Expectations

      Lesson 1: If God Loves Us
      Why Do We Suffer?
      Lesson 5: Rape Starter Handbook
      Program Model
      Becoming a Facilitator
      Discuss Test - 15 min.
      Practice Facilitation
      (20 min. / person)
      10:30 BREAK BREAK BREAK BREAK
      10:45 Lesson 2: How Can The
      Wounds of Our Hearts
      Be Healed?
      Lesson 6A: Domestic
      Abuse
      Lesson 8: Taking Your Pain
      To The Cross
      Practice Facilitation
      (20 min / person)
      12:45 LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH
      1:45 Lesson 3: What Happens
      When Someone is
      Grieving?
      Lesson 6B: Suicide Lesson 9: How Can We
      Forgive Others?
      Practice Facilitation
      (20 min / person)
      3:45 BREAK BREAK BREAK BREAK
      4:00

      Lesson 4: How Can We
      Help Children Who Have Experienced Bad Things

      Lesson 6C: Addictions Participatory Learning
      Managing Group Dynamics
      Trainee Feedback Form
      Reporting, TH Website
      Action Plans
      Certificates & Ceremony
      5:30 DONE DONE DONE DONE
      Homework Lesson 3: Lament Exercise None Test
      Prepare for Practice
      Facilitation
       

       

      Typical Itinerary for a 3 Day Advanced Equipping Session

       

      Time Thursday Friday Saturday
      8:30 Welcome, Worship, Prayer Worship, Prayer Worship, Prayer
      9:00 Intro, Expectations, Agenda
      Overall Success / Challenges
      L1 - Practice Facilitation / Review
      L2 - Practive Facilitation / Review
      Test
      10:30 BREAK BREAK BREAK
      11:00 Challenges (continued)
      Progam Model Review
      Checking Reports
      Data Overview
      L2 - Practice Facilitation / Review
      L3 - Practive Facilitation / Review
      Planning & Impact Goals
      Certificates & Closing Ceremony
      1:00 LUNCH LUNCH End of Classes
      2:00 Review: Participatory Learning and
       Managing Your Responses
      Leading Initial Equipping Sessions
      & Convening Sessions
      Options  
      3:30 BREAK BREAK  
      4:00 Healing Group Facilitating Options
      Choosing Lesson for
      Practice Facilitation
      Options  
      5:30 END OF DAY DINNER  
      6:30   Lessons 8 & 9  
      8:00   END OF DAY  

    About Us


      The Trauma Healing Institute at American Bible Society equips and supports a global community of workers in trauma care,
      helping local churches, Bible Societies and other organizations bring Bible-based trauma healing to the world’s hurting people.
      See our site at
      TraumaHealingInstitute.org.

     

     

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