Cross-Cultural, Urban, Reformed, Ecumenical

Trauma Symposium

This is the first of a planned series in which we are partnering with the Presbytery of Chicago to offer continuing education to local pastors, lay persons and community leaders who desire support in their work to respond to trauma in the Chicagoland area.   

Videos of presentations and any supplemental materials will be added as they are completed. 

April 9: Connecting COVID, Trauma and Mental Health 
Additional resources: How Tos of Trauma Informed Practice; Why COVID Triggers Mental Health, Trauma Powerpoint.

April 16: Vulnerable Children in Times of Heightened Stress 
Additional Resource: Child Abuse Prevention and Resilience

April 23: COVID Grief Is Different 
Additional Resources: Digital Pastoral Care for Grief: Individual & Collective
Covid Grief is Different
Healing Grief Circle
Toure - Communla Grief and Lament

April 30: Health & Immunity 

May 7: Financial Trauma
Additional Resources: Values and Vision Handout
Fiscal Trauma
Financial Resources - Chicagoland Area

May 21: Food Insecurity
Additional Resource: Food Repository Resources

June 4: Part One - Now What? Disaster Recovery in Times Like These
Part Two - Phases of Disaster

June 18: 2nd Waves: Disaster Preparedness for the Long Haul 

July 16: When Trauma Changes You
Teresa Mateus -
Leah Amaral - @leahamaral (instagram)
Leah Amaral Presentation: Art Therapy

August 6 and 20: Resilient Children & Parents

September 3 and 17: Care in Movement Building

October 1 and 15: Mass Incarceration

Co-sponsored by McCormick Theological Seminary, AAAS/DoSER, and The Presbytery of Chicago.

Image: "RE:Union - A story of cancer in the family" by mescon is licensed under CC BY 2.0