Together on Our Way: Becoming Trauma-Informed Faith Communities (via Zoom)

Jun 1, 2021 to Jun 17, 2021

Franciscan Spirituality Center (virtual event), 920 Market Street
La Crosse WI, 54601

Event Website

(608) 791-5295

Together on Our Way: Becoming Trauma-Informed Faith Communities (via Zoom)
June 1-17 via Zoom
Keynote – June 1, 6-7:30 p.m. (CDT)
Tracks (1-5)- Tuesdays and Thursdays in June, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (CDT)

Investment: $35 for each track, which includes the keynote evening.

GROUP DISCOUNT: 20% for groups of five or more from your organization.
Please call 608-791-5295 to register your group.

We each experience adverse events differently. When an event overwhelms a person so much that coping is not possible, it becomes traumatic and oftentimes people experience guilt, shame and an inability to trust or reach out for help. People frequently seek out a faith community to find hope, peace or healing. Many of us bring past or current trauma in hopes that our pain will be comforted.

Together on Our Way: Becoming Trauma-Informed Faith Communities will help equip faith leaders to foster individual and collective healing by raising awareness on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), trauma and how leaders and communities can walk together with someone on their way to wholeness. This is a unique opportunity to learn from local individuals and organizations who have already implemented trauma-informed care into their practices. Sessions will provide insights into the following aspects of trauma-informed care:

Safety: Creating spaces and communicating in ways that ensure safety and hospitality.
Emotional Regulation: Providing tools and techniques to help individuals and groups de-escalate when meetings, events or life situations become traumatic, intense or overwhelming.
Connection: Cultivating ways for people to connect to one another and the community through empathy, listening and building trust.
Other sessions will be experiential and will provide material and resources for trauma-informed preaching, liturgy and self-care for clergy and faith leaders who experience burnout or secondary trauma.

Thank you to the La Crosse Community Foundation for its generous support of this conference.