What Kind of Teaching Can You Do?

For Communities:

Community Teaching/Training Options:

  1. Understanding Trauma Responses and Responding in a Trauma-Informed Way

Learning Objectives: As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the brain and body’s normal response to trauma (even when it seems paradoxical or weird)
  2. Connect normal trauma behaviors with physiological explanations and not necessarily bad choices.
  3. Describe the signs of flashbacks, hyperawareness, and hyperarousal and know the difference between crisis and trauma.
  4. Practice techniques for responding to persons in crisis in an empowering, trauma-informed, survivor-centered method of active listening.

      

      2.   Imagining Healing after Trauma

Learning Objectives: As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify how stories and narratives help survivors feel seen and heard.
  2. Describe the importance of various methods for healing that involve the body and brain in pre-verbal ways and do not require active problem solving or analyzing (at first).
  3. Understand the importance of the faith community in healing as those who bear witness, hold the story, validate, and empower.
  4. Practice techniques for bearing witness to the stories of survivors in ways that hear both the agony and the resilience in order to form a new narrative/meaning

     3. Let’s Play! Practicing Healing Activities

  Learning Objectives: As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize what happened in the trauma experience that changed the body and brain.
  2. Understand the difference between healing after a cold/flu and thriving after trauma.
  3. Identify ways to practice healing that begin in the space of trauma, before language is assigned or there are any words for the pain.
  4. Practice healing methods that utilize the body’s normal response system to trauma to facilitate thriving.


For Faith Communities:

Responding to Survivors in the Faith Community: Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault 101

Learning Objectives: As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand key concepts such as: trauma, abuse, survivor-centered care, trauma-informed, agency, consent, and autonomy.
  2. Identify how power and control plays into violence and how regaining power (being empowered) is important for healing.
  3. Know the key components of the Power and Control Wheel and how they are used as a tactic for control.
  4. Practice techniques for responding appropriately to survivors when they disclose violence and abuse.

Teaching and Training:

Sample Presentation Slides: Dr. Christy Sim’s Basic PPT Presentation

Sample Agenda for Crisis Response Training: DrChristySim Day Training Schedule

Links to Christian Feminism Today’s Speaker’s Bureau):

  1. Ethical and Healing Responses to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
  2. Mental Health and Self-Care: Responding to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault with Art and Writing
  3. The Voice and Role of Faith Communities Responding to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

 


Sample Civil/Social Training Options:

  1. Understanding the Science of Trauma and Healing: What is happening in the brain and bod

         Learning Objectives: As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the brain and body’s normal response to trauma (even when it seems paradoxical or weird)
  2. Connect normal trauma behaviors with physiological explanations and not necessarily bad choices.
  3. Describe the signs of flashbacks, hyperawareness, and hyperarousal and know the difference between crisis and trauma.
  4. Practice techniques for responding to persons in crisis in an empowering, trauma-informed, survivor-centered method of active listening.

2. Professional’s Guide to Taking Care of Yourself During Someone Else’s Crisis

      Learning Objectives: As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  1.   Identify the warning signs of secondary trauma.
  2.  Think critically about what kinds of triggers or particular situations might be more difficult for them.
  3. Practice using tools to minimize and mitigate secondary trauma responses.
  4. Create a self-care plan (both personal self-care plan and organizational self-care plan).

3. Healing After Trauma: Mindfulness in Art, Writing, Body Movement, and Awareness Exercises

        Learning Objectives: As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the reasons why particular healing tools work for the body and brain after it responds to trauma.
  2. Understand the various methods (art, writing, movement, and awareness) and how they can practically be used.
  3. Practice techniques and healing methods to bring back to your own setting.

Information on Speaking Topics:

Samples:

  1. Anger and Violence: Transforming Anger like Chemistry Class (first presented at the Talking Taboo book signing event at St. Paul’s School of Theology).
  2. Priscilla the Land Shark: What does Healing Look Like? (first presented at the Evening of Empowerment for Crime Victims in Collin County).

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