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After the Trauma: Spiritual & Community Recovery

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Rev. David Songy, O.F.M.Cap., S.T.D., Psy.D., explores how a faith-based response can foster healing over time.

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Overview

Traumatic events have a lasting impact on individuals and faith communities, and healing is often a long and difficult process. We are called as a Church to care for those who are suffering, but how do we respond effectively in times of crisis? Rev. David Songy, O.F.M.Cap., S.T.D., Psy.D., discusses the spiritual impact of trauma and explores how a faith-based response can foster healing over time.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  1. Learn about the emotional and spiritual impact of trauma on caregivers;
  2. Identify strategies for working more effectively with populations that have experienced trauma; and
  3. Explore how Catholic spiritual theology can promote resiliency and healing for trauma survivors.

Reflection Questions

Questions for reflection and discussion prior to the learning session are provided below.

  1. How can we engender hope in community?
  2. What is my own experience of trauma? How does that impact my role as caregiver?
  3. How have I learned to make sense of suffering as it relates to my own faith?