Trauma Skills Institute has worked with faith-based communities, institutions, churches, and community groups on some of the most challenging topics and material a congregant or staff member could face. We've heard the challenges and facilitated ethical debates surrounding how to provide support without enabling dependency or unhealthy behaviors.
Trauma Skills Institute facilitators understand the goals and challenges facing churches today. That's why we've developed a specialized training program designed to equip your church staff, leaders and members with the tools and knowledge they need to support the hurting, the vulnerable, and the exploited. No longer does your team have to second-guess if they're saying the right thing, or handling a difficult situation appropriately. Now, you can gain confidence responding to crisis with Trauma Skills Institute.
Invite your decision makers to a discovery call with our team, so we can hear about what matters to you most.
Impactful Change. Lasting Results.
Why it Matters
Together, we can better support those who share their life with us.
53% of pastors report that seminary did not prepare them for the ministry
“If we believe we are all created in the image of God, we cannot tolerate that only half of pastors feel prepared to respond to domestic and sexual violence situations.”
66% of churches have no lay counseling support.
Your team members will build confidence and assurance in their approaches when responding to those in crisis, including having a firm understanding about what is--and is not—appropriate to say. Your team will learn to recognize and respond to the unique needs of the hurting, fostering an atmosphere of compassion, empathy, and resilience within your church community.
Did You Know
- 27% of pastors report not having anyone to turn to for help in a crisis situation.
- 52% of pastors feel overworked and cannot meet their church's unrealistic expectations.
- 54% of pastors find the role of a pastor overwhelming.
You can support your pastors by learning how to help care for their sheep.
Statistics provided by The Fuller Institute, George Barna, Lifeway, Schaeffer Institute of Leadership Development, and Pastoral Care Inc.
Here's 5 ways Trauma Skills Institute can strengthen your church:
- Enhanced Pastoral Care: Receive skills to those seeking guidance feel heard and validated, facilitating healing.
- Strengthened Community: Trauma-informed care principles foster authentic relationships and healthy boundaries, where community begins to thrive.
- Preventing Re-Traumatization: Our training enables your team to offer care in a skilled and mindful way that avoids re-traumatization, an unintended harm survivors commonly experience in faith-based environments.
- Reinforced Congregational Bonds: Individuals will feel more comfortable sharing their stories, supporting one another, and growing together spiritually; the sense of community and connectedness will flourish.
- Outreach and Evangelism: By offering trauma-informed care, your church can extend its ministry beyond the walls of the building. You'll be equipped to reach out to those who have experienced trauma in your local community, demonstrating the love and compassion of your faith in practical ways.
Do you know when to report suspected child abuse?
Trauma Skills Institute helps ensure churches have appropriate protocols and safeguards in place to prevent and respond to suspected cases of child abuse.
Learn From the Experts
We partner with Homeland Security Investigations to bring you the most relevant and valuable information for handling, preventing, and responding to situations of suspected child abuse.