Mark your calendars and save the date for a special training event entitled, “Churches Healing Children From Trauma” held Thursday, Sept. 14, from 7-9 p.m. via Zoom.
The workshop is hosted by Greg Rea, an ordained Disciples minister, a Trust-based Relational Intervention Practitioner and Post-Adoptive Support Specialist who has provided hundreds of hours of training/coaching to over a thousand families and professionals.
Drawing from personal experience, Greg knows the struggles that children go through dealing with their history and the challenges that families experience. Additionally he has become an expert in the principles and strategies that caregivers can use that promote healing in the brains and bodies of children from trauma.
This training will provide no-cost and low-cost tools that churches can lovingly support these families and help them heal their children and teens. The principals and strategies presented will equip parents and church ministries to care for children in a way that promotes healing in the hearts and minds of children and teens.
Why is this training so important?
There are more than 6,000 children in “out of home” care in the state of Kansas. These children and families often struggle with their children’s and teens’ challenging behaviors caused by previous abuse, neglect or trauma. Evidence suggests that every Christian Church in Kansas is connected to families that are raising children from trauma.
For example, at the 2022 CYF Conference, 25% of the registered campers were living with caregivers that were not their biological parents. The challenging behaviors of these children from trauma often lead to financial, scholastic, relational, spiritual and legal problems for the family. Families with children from trauma often lose support of family, friends and even church families.
Registration is $15 per individual or $10 per person when signing up as a church team. (A church team consists of three or more from the same church.)
Registration deadline is Thursday, Sept. 7. Registrations are accepted after Sept. 7 by phone only, 316-775-1236, and at the event organizer’s discretion. A full refund minus a $5 processing fee is available through registration deadline. No refunds after Sept. 7. Contact the Topeka Regional Office to cancel.