When Trauma Strikes Close to Home - Erin Jantz, ICTG Program Director for Spiritual Direction, discusses her reaction to a nearby tragedy and how ICTG resources can be used in the aftermath of trauma.
How Childhood Trauma is Making Sick Adults - Rev. Dr. Kate Wiebe, ICTG Executive Director, discusses the findings of the Adverse Childhood Experience Study (ACEs) and provides a list trauma-informed preventative practices that congregations can incorporate into their daily routines.
Venting, Anger, and Aggression - Joseph Kim Paxton, member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, discusses the ways pastors can facilitate spiritual practices that process anger and aggression into positive outlets.
Caring for Children in a Troubled World - Rev. Dr. Kate Wiebe, ICTG Executive Director, discusses the ACEstudy and how being a caring adult can help children in a troubled world.
Coming Back But Not the Same - Melissa Marley Bonnichsen, Director of Social Concerns Seminars in the Center for Social Concerns at the University of Notre Dame, discusses pastoral care of college and university students after trauma.
Partners in Holistic Spiritual Care after Trauma - Erin Jantz, ICTG Program Director for Spiritual Direction, discusses the importance of holistic care for survivors of complex trauma.
When Churches Fail to be a Place of Healing - Rev. Dr. Darryl W. Stephens, ordained deacon in The United Methodist Church and Director of United Methodist Studies at Lancaster Theological Seminary, discusses a few of the challenges to the church as a place of healing.
What Kind of Defense Mechanisms are at Play in our Congregations? - Rev. AHyun Lee, member of the Mayville United Methodist Church, discusses how awareness of our congregations’ defense mechanisms can promote healing after trauma.
Embracing the Need to Debrief - Doug Ranck, ICTG Program Director for Youth Ministry, discusses the need to debrief after trauma.
17 Days of Trauma - Rev. Shaun J. Lee, pastor of the Mount Lebanon Baptist Church, discusses his community's congregational response to the 2014 Eric Garner killing in New York City.