Made To Belong
Becoming a Trauma-Sensitive and Engaged Faith Leader
Approx 6.5 hours
Communities of Faith have a great opportunity to provide hope and healing to those impacted by trauma, grief and loss, especially in the areas of foster care and adoption. They can also do harm if they have unrealistic expectations of those affected by trauma and loss. In this 11 lesson, self-guided training, learn what the Bible and science teach about:
- How all humans are made to belong
- How trauma, toxic stress, loss, abuse and neglect impact human development
- How attachment styles can impact our interactions with others
- How to create environments and interactions that foster healing
- How the language we use surrounding foster care and adoption matters
- How to meet the needs so as to impact behavior
- How to best serve families and children impacted by foster care & adoption
- How to build resilience and hope for the future in children and families
Certificate of Completion Given! Participants receive a certificate at completion of 6.5 hours of modules and full a syllabus. Many foster parents have received training credit with their local foster licensing provider using this curriculum.
Note: While AKB looks at trauma through a foster care and adoption lens, there is a global need for the church to understand and address loss and trauma associated with the COVID19 pandemic and a myriad of other social wounds. This training will equip faith leaders in multiple ministry contexts including, but not limited to: Children, Youth, Family, Benevolence, Pastoral Care, Outreach, and Recovery Ministries.