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PACEs in the Faith-Based Community


Intermountain's chaplain and church liaison provide trauma-informed materials for Advent!

Does thinking about Advent planning already just stress you out? Concerned that as a trauma-informed congregation that whatever "pre-packaged materials" you might get haven't been appropriately vetted and will require you to add yet another "to-do" to an already full to-do list? If thinking about preparing for Advent already has you stressed out, don’t fear… Chaplain Sami Pack-Toner and Rev. Chris Haughee are here to help! Materials created in a trauma-sensitive setting and for...

Conference Breakout: Trauma-Informed Ministry and the Theological Implications of Trauma

At our annual RESPITE | Building a Trauma-Informed Community Conference, I will be presenting a specialized breakout about Trauma-Informed Ministry and the Theological Implications of Trauma. Over the last few years, I've been working on my book (Did You Bring Your Heart?) where I tackle the issue of re-traumatization that can happen within worshipping community when there is not an intentional effort to understand the far-reaching effects of adversity in forming our understanding of...

A New Documentary About Breaking the Cycle of Trauma is Launching This Fall!

We are thrilled to announce the premiere of Wrestling Ghosts , a documentary about breaking the cycle of trauma, at the LA Film festival on Sept. 27th. “Incredible. Haunting and strange and beautiful and incredibly moving.” -Dan Cogan, Founder Impact Partners Wrestling Ghosts follows the epic inner journey of Kim, a young mother who, over two heartbreaking and inspiring years, battles the traumas from her past in order to create a new present and future for her and her family. In this...

Let Light Shine Out of Darkness: Leading and Loving in a World of Trauma and Suffering (Workshop)

THE CHURCH IS CALLED TO BE A HEALING PRESENCE IN THE WORLD. But the reality is that the world is filled with so much suffering, so much pain, and so much suffering that it can be overwhelming to a church and its leaders. Where do we begin? What happens if we get in over our heads? These are all real and important questions. THE BEST WAY FOR THE CHURCH TO BE THIS HEALING PRESENCE IN THE WORLD IS TO LEARN THE REALITIES OF THE SUFFERING THAT IS ALL AROUND THEM, BOTH OUTSIDE THE CHURCH AND...

Free Resource! A "Trauma Informed" Jelly Bean Easter Poem

First thing you may ask is What?? and then, perhaps, Why?? Well... The story of Jesus’ arrest, trial, death, burial and resurrection can be difficult for many people, but none more so than the victims of abuse or neglect, or for anyone especially affected by violence. We want to be sensitive to the special needs of those that have endured trauma, but still remain truthful to the gospel. So, what is a parent, children’s minister, or pastor to do around Easter? It’s a tough situation. If you...

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