Communities of Faith have a great opportunity to provide hope and healing to those impacted by trauma, grief & 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 4-Week training, learn what the Bible and science teach us about:
Week 1, April 8
How Trauma, Toxic Stress, Loss, Abuse & Neglect Impact Development
Week 2, April 15
How to Create Environments & Interactions that Foster Healing & Attachment
Week 3, April 22
How the Language We Use Surrounding Foster Care & Adoption Matters & How to Connect
Week 4, April 29
How to Impact Behavior, Building Resilience and Hope for the Future
Through these weeks, you'll discover how our faith informs our understanding of attachment, trauma, triggers, behavior management and more.
Your AKB Trainers (see full bios below)
Lindy Johnson, Trauma Trainer & Director of Organizational Health
Krista Petty, Faith Sphere Manager
NOTE: While AKB looks at TRAUMA through a Foster/Adoption Lens, there is a global need for the church to understand and address loss and trauma associated with the COVID19 pandemic. This training will equip faith leaders in multiple ministry contexts including, but not limited to: Children, Youth, Family, Benevolence, Pastoral Care, Outreach, & Celebrate Recovery.