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Making Meaning: Resilient Responses to Trauma

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Rev. Msgr. Stephen Rossetti, D.Min., Ph.D., explores healthy ways to manage our own response and offers strategies for effective pastoral care for others.

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Overview

The traumatic impact of the pandemic crisis is reverberating across our society, and we are likely to feel its effects for a long time to come. Rev. Msgr. Stephen Rossetti, D.Min., Ph.D., explores healthy ways to manage our own response and offers strategies for effective pastoral care for others. The discussion includes insights from Msgr. Rossetti’s latest study on the effects of trauma on clergy resiliency.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  1. Discover key factors for a more resilient response to traumatic events;
  2. Identify strategies for caring for those who have experienced trauma; and
  3. Develop a personal action plan for self-care in these challenging times.

Who Should Participate

Priests, deacons, men and women religious, lay ministers, and those involved in vocations, formation, or clergy and ministry personnel needs.

Reflection Questions

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

  1. What symptoms of stress am I experiencing? What am I observing in those around me?
  2. What have I found the most challenging about the events of recent months?
  3. How have I found meaning in traumatic events from my past?