Please note: From May 2012 through June 2022, the Institute sought to provide resourcing to leaders and organizations experiencing forms of collective trauma. This website serves as a historical mark, is no longer being updated, and the following resources and links may become outdated for any reason at any point.
Find links to the relief organizations that exist within your denomination, ongoing denominational research, and preparedness for houses of worship. Note, links may be outdated, as they were established prior to 2022.
Tools for Worship
Find examples, reference materials, guides, and materials to help you craft meaningful worship after collective trauma.
Tools for Ministry
Find tips, articles, reference materials, and guides to help you develop effective ministry after collective trauma.
Healing the Healers
Healing the Healers is a new multimedia resource intended to support clergy, laity, social workers, first responders and other spiritual care providers facing community-level trauma. The series is accompanied by written reflections and discussion tools by scholars, clergy and other experts. ICTG has partnered with Healing the Healers to bring you tools, resources, and services, all designed to contribute to the essential work of Healing the Healers.
Spiritual Direction Blog
Erin Jantz, Spiritual Director, hosted this space prior to 2022, and discussed best practices for holistic health in the context of spiritual direction. Learn about trauma in the context of spiritual directions, and other helping professions, who can collaborate with spiritual directors to combine and expand resources for survivors.
"What does “trauma” mean in the context of spiritual direction? What is the role of a spiritual director when companioning someone who is a survivor? When spiritual directors come into contact with directees who have survived a traumatic experience, our main focus will be to help them with the spiritual effects of that trauma. It is helpful however to have an understanding of how trauma affects the whole person - mind, body, and soul - so that we can be sensitive to what our directees are able to do. Having a broad understanding of the effects of trauma helps us to also have appropriate expectations of what healing may look like in each individual." - Erin Jantz, The Language of Trauma