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Recognizing and Responding to Signs of Trauma

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Rev. Ken Schmidt, MA, LPC, NCC, explores the impact of childhood trauma and offers strategies for pastoral care.

Product Description

Overview

It is estimated that over sixty percent of the U.S. adult population experienced at least one traumatic event or situation as a child, and the emotional and spiritual impact can last well beyond childhood. What are some common signs that an adult has experienced childhood trauma? Why doesn’t it go away? What is the best way to respond to and support someone who trusts you with this information? Rev. Ken Schmidt, MA, LPC, NCC, explores the impact of childhood trauma and offers strategies for pastoral care.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  1. Discover the common symptoms of unresolved childhood abuse and neglect;
  2. Explore why childhood trauma can have a lifelong impact; and
  3. Learn what to do (and not do) when someone discloses childhood trauma.

Reflection Questions

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

  1. Why are some things “traumatic” for one person and not another?
  2. If the traumas happened when they were children, why don’t they just go away when they grow up?
  3. What might I be doing that is making matters worse?