HEALING YOUTH ALLIANCE

helping youth rise above trauma

This course will teach pastors, educators, families
and young adults to recognize signs of trauma in youth
and empower them to respond in ways that will begin to
create a pathway for healing.

Bring this training to your church, school
or in your community.

Serve as an ally for youth in distress.

trauma-informed training

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First Line of Emotional Support

Learn the signs of mental illness and how trauma can impact long-term health.

This forum will help you understand and discuss mental health and addiction, outline resources for where to turn for help, and encourage people to be the first line of help for youth.

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FAITH-BASED APPROACH TO HEALING

The curriculum is customized for faith communities and Christian schools.

While the impact and source of trauma is multifaceted, it often changes our view on life, which is reflected in the way we connect with our community and with God. It is with this lens that we promote healing and recovery.

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First Line of Emotional Support

Learn the signs of mental illness and how trauma can impact long-term health.

This forum will help you understand and discuss mental health and addiction, outline resources for where to turn for help, and encourage people to be the first line of help for youth.

WHY IT MATTERS

Many individuals face long-standing barriers to seeking mental health services, in particular African American youth. Research shows that many African Americans rely on faith, family and social communities for emotional support rather than turning to health care professionals, even though medical or therapeutic treatment may be necessary.

We believe that faith-based and youth development organizations must address this gap by offering culturally-sensitive mental health resources and trauma-informed practices to pastors, educators, families and young adults.

 

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1 Beyond the ABC’s: Assessing Children’s Health in Dallas County: Assessing the Well-Being of Children in North Texas 2017. Children’s Health, 25.

2  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Data and Statistics on Children's Mental Health

3 Saunders, B. E., & Adams, Z. W. (2014). Epidemiology of Traumatic Experiences in Childhood. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 23(2), 167–184.

4 The State of Latino Early Childhood Development:  A Research Review.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Through a combination of lectures, videos and discussion exercises, participants learn appropriate terminology, communication skills and practical examples of trauma-informed care. Trainers draw from research literature, Scripture, as well as theological resources relevant to the care of trauma survivors.

  • Defining trauma
  • Prevalence of trauma
  • Impact of trauma
  • Risk and resiliency factors
  • Role of social support
  • Effective communication
  • Understanding triggers
  • Spiritual community and resources
  • Theological considerations
  • Secondary trauma

      It's Time to Help Youth create a

Pathway to Healing

THANK YOU TO OUR PROGRAM INVESTORS

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calvin institute
meadows foundation
Rees Jones Foundation

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