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Trauma as a place of service
From a talk at Q Ideas
There are many in this world who suffer from totally undeserved injustice and trauma. If we, as the body of Christ, look to suffering humanity, we would realise that trauma is perhaps the greatest mission field of the 21stC.
Doctors screening for ACEs have seen reduction in drugs given to children
From an article in North Coast Journal
"Understanding root cause of symptoms, addressing toxic stress in a child's life is a paradigm shift and allows us to address the whole child that simply treating symptoms doesn't."
Step Inside the Circle
From Compassion Prison Project
"In prison, you're not supposed to show your weaknesses. But to take each step forward in the circle was a reminder to ourselves that we still have humanity and we want to be loved. Most people on the outside don't understand it."
Scottish churches and Christian groups have helped over 2,000 people recover from addiction
From the Evangelical Alliance and Serve Scotland
Research highlights the extraordinary efforts of Christians in Scotland to assist, care for those in addiction, bringing to light the scope of Christian services..
Never Give Up: a complex trauma film by youth for youth
A video from the USA National Child Traumatic Stre
Featuring 7 diverse young adults who examine challenges faced, mistakes made, growth attained in struggle to transcend legacies of developmental trauma. Offers collective wisdom, inspiration hope..
Family structure and stability matter for children
From a report by AEI and Brookings Institute
The future of a country rests partly on preparing next gen to live + lead. Research shows kids flourish if they have; 2 parents committed to each other; stable home life; economic resources; are welcomed.
Helping people with trauma after a disaster - 2
A guest blog by Frank Cole, Trauma Healing trainer
Trauma healing materials mainly focus on help that can be given when sufferers are in recovery. There is less material to help with practical care immediately after a crisis. Article seeks to address this..
Helping people with trauma after a disaster - 1
From a booklet by Trauma Healing Institute
Due to the war in Ukraine, many people have volunteered to receive refugees. How can caregivers be prepared to help with trauma that refugees may be suffering? Booklet, Helping People after a Disaster, guides..
Making music, changing lives: Youth orchestras help at-risk kids
From an article by Elizabeth Thompson, North Carol
“There’s benefits to music involvement; recovering from traumatic experiences, fostering positive experiences with learning and developing interpersonal skills - so essential to life."
Preventing abuse through creative projects
From a report by Tender
Theatre-based education to learn about building healthy relationships, preventing children becoming victims or perpetrators of abuse and equipping them to have relationships based on equality and respect.
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