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Mission Trauma Healing: INITIAL AND ADVANCED EQUIPPING Charlotte, NC.

March 18, 2019 @ 8:30 am - March 22, 2019 @ 5:00 pm


Event Details: 


 Mon-Thurs 8:30 am – 5:00 pm | Fri 9 am- 12 pm


Mon.-Friday 8:30 am – 5:00pm 

At this event, there will be 2 separate sessions taking place.  In the initial equipping session, participants learn basic biblical and mental health principles related to trauma care; explore if they themselves are carrying any wounds of trauma or loss and bring those to Christ for healing; learn how to lead groups in a participatory way; learn the program model; and develop plans for using what they have learned in their community. 

This session is intended for people who would like to explore becoming a trauma healing caregiver or facilitator so that they can provide basic care for those wounded by trauma and loss, or (optionally) train others to do so. Mental health professionals can benefit from this practical approach that is effective with groups cross-culturally.  This session is appropriate for caregivers who will work in the USA or internationally.

The advanced session continues the equipping process for facilitators in Bible-based Trauma Healing using the book ‘Healing the Wounds of Trauma: How the Church Can Help’ and its associated program model. This proven approach uses applied Scripture and best mental health principles to address spiritual and emotional wounds caused by trauma of war, ethnic conflicts, natural disasters, car accidents, abuse, and similar events. The book has been translated and taught in over 50 countries with more than 150 language groups in Africa, Asia, the Pacific, and the Americas.

The advanced session hones the skills acquired at the initial session and during the practicum. By the end of this session, trainees should be better able to solve program issues arising in trauma healing as they carry out their ministries. They should understand that materials completely and clearly and be able to teach in a participatory way. Participants who have the necessary competencies are certified as training facilitators or caregiver facilitators at the end of the advanced session.

REQUIREMENTS for attending the Advanced Equipping Session:

1.   Successfully complete the Initial Equipping Session, and

2.   Teach the five core lessons at least twice to groups of at least three people (plus as many of the optional lessons as possible), and send in reports on their activities. Reports can be sent to Intl.traumhealing@sim.org

Necessary qualifications for attending either session:  

  • Able to communicate in English

  • Able to teach others in a community

  • Able to attend all of the sessions

  • At least 18 years old

  • Committed to help other trauma survivors 

  • Aware of impact on others

Session Facilitators:

Nancy Writebol: SIM West Africa Regional Coordinator for Trauma Healing; TH Master Facilitator

Jeremiah Kollie: Pastor, Evangelical Church of Liberia: TH Master Facilitator

Thaddeus Gichana: SIM East and Southern Africa Regional Coordinator for Trauma Healing; TH Master Facilitator

Dana Bryan: Pastor and Charlotte AWAKE Trauma Healing Coordinator; TH Master Facilitator

Lydia Mims: SIM USA; TH Master Facilitator 


Registration Deadline is March 10, 2019

Contact Stacey Conard (Intl.traumahealing@sim.org) for more information. 

Fee includes training, materials, and coffee/tea and snacks. Lodging and lunches will NOT be provided but there are many lodging choices and restaurants nearby.



March 18, 2019 @ 8:30 am
March 22, 2019 @ 5:00 pm


Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary -Charlotte, NC
14542 Choate Circle
Charlotte, North Carolina 28273 United States

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