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Shepherding in Tragic Times: Caring for Self and Others in Trauma

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Rev. Msgr. Stephen Rossetti, D.Min., Ph.D., explores the psychological and spiritual impact of trauma on individuals and faith communities.

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Overview

Tragic, violent events are in the news daily, and in the wake of the recent terrorist attacks and other incidents, many people feel overwhelmed and fearful. Priests, religious and lay ministers are called to care for and help heal those touched by terrorism and trauma. Rev. Msgr. Stephen Rossetti, D.Min., Ph.D., explores the psychological and spiritual impact of trauma on individuals and faith communities and offers strategies for navigating these difficult times.  He also discusses how our faith life can strengthen our ability to offer pastoral care in times of crisis. 

Read the Crux news story about this webinar here and the article in America Magazine.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  1. Explore the psychological and spiritual impact of trauma on individuals and communities;
  2. Identify resources for helping others heal from trauma; and
  3. Learn strategies for relying on our faith as a source of strength and healthy self-care. 

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. How have traumatic experiences affected my ability to help others heal? 
  2. Do I feel prepared to deal with terrorism and trauma in my ministry? 
  3. How can I draw on my own faith and the faith of others to help us all face and heal from trauma?