Note: The Charlotte, NC training has been cancelled.
Overview of the Three-Part Training
At the initial equipping session, participants learn basic biblical and mental health principles related to trauma care; process their own experience if they 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 with those affected by the war in Ukraine.
Trauma healing facilitators aim to “do no harm” to those they seek to 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 practicum in which apprentice facilitators facilitate the core lessons with at least two healing groups. The training process is completed with an advanced equipping session.