ON THIS PAGE:
I. Contact Dr. Sim
III. Basic Information and Documents (CV, Bio)
VI. Speaking information (with samples)
VII. Training information (with samples) – for both in the civic/social sphere and the faith-based community
VIII. Information on Art Healing Workshops through A Window Between Worlds
IX. Support the mission and access Dr. Sim’s unpublished resources and research
I. Contact Information
Are you interested in bringing Christy in for a consultation, speaking event, training, or art healing workshop?
Contact is available here
II. Download a Brochure
III. Basic Information and Documents:
IV. Sample Videos of Christy speaking and presenting
Dr. Sim at the North Texas Facing Family Violence Conference:
News clip from Dallas Morning News:
Dr. Sim’s entire presentation at the #ForSuchaTimeasThisRally outside the Southern Baptist Convention:
V. Consulting Information
Sampling of Prior Consults:
|Professor, Claremont School of Theology
|Question: “If a layperson who is not academically trained or educated wanted to read some things to help understand the experience of an abuse survivor and what is involved in the healing journey, what might you recommend to them? This would be a person who really would like to understand what an abuse survivor is going through and wants to support them but is not going to read a lot of heavy academic literature. Are there briefer pieces, websites, or even narrative accounts you would recommend to such a person?”|
Professor, Claremont School of Theology
|Question: “Do you have a couple of go-to resources for friends and support people of adult survivors of sexual abuse? Like on how to support someone who is discovering or dealing with the effects of childhood sexual abuse now that they are adults.”|
MDiv Student, Brite Divinity School
|Question: How do we get our congregations on board with an understanding of trauma and healing for domestic violence and sexual assault?|
|Hope Rising, Domestic Violence Agency
|· Provided guidance on how to respond to disclosures of violence
· Provided Stalking Resources
· Served as an Expert on a Talk Back panel following a theater production about Title IX
|Families to Freedom, Travel for Survivors||· Reviewed policy development and made recommendations for revisions
|Brew Theology Podcast||· Reviewed materials prepared to discuss the #MeToo movement
|Pastor||· What to expect in the forensic exam.
· Next steps for helping a survivor of sexual assault.
· Providing guidance and resources on what to say and how to say it.
|Pastor||· How to help with our own feelings of guilt and inadequacy.
|Crisis Response Ministry
|· Liaison with District Attorney’s Office.
· Provision of confidentiality standards.
· Self-care for first responders
|Staff member at Relationships Australia (Perth, Western Australia).||· Resources provided for understanding common trauma responses and expected victim behavior for the organization’s work in their Men’s Domestic Violence Program and Family Abuse Integrated Response (FAIR) programs.|
|Consultation with (anonymous) college professor.||· Provided resources on mindfulness, meditation, and healing opportunities after traumatic experiences.|
|Consultation with member of InterVarsity (the nondenominational campus project).||· Provided resources on Campus Sexual Assault for their University chapters across the nation. This included providing resources in: How to work with survivors in order not to victimize again and how to train people desiring to work in the field of sexual assault.|
|Consult with LSMW and professor at Wichita State University.||· Provided LGBTQ and Intimate Partner Violence resources|
|Consultation with (anonymous) blogger with 18,000 followers.||· Provided a framework for understanding the experience of sexual assault. Helped formulate how to be trauma-informed and survivor-centered.|
|PhD students (all but dissertation)||· Advising which direction studies and research could go for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (with guidance on best practices and care when researching vulnerable population).
· Guidance on how to be trauma-informed during human subject research. How to best collect data from a traumatized group of people without causing harm.
VI. Information on Speaking Opportunities:
Sample Topic Options:
- Anger and Violence: Transforming Anger like Chemistry Class (first presented at the Talking Taboo book signing event at St. Paul’s School of Theology).
- Priscilla the Land Shark: What does Healing Look Like? (first presented at the Evening of Empowerment for Crime Victims in Collin County).
(Photos: Christy as an event Keynote Speaker and Speaking at a Conference)
(Photos: Christy speaking at Collin College and Presenting at Texas Plano Health)
VII. Teaching and Training:
Sample Presentation Slides: Dr. Christy Sim’s Basic PPT Presentation
Sample Agenda for Crisis Response Training: DrChristySim Day Training Schedule
A. Sample Faith-Based Training Options (with links to Christian Feminism Today’s Speaker’s Bureau):
- Ethical and Healing Responses to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
- Mental Health and Self-Care: Responding to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault with Art and Writing
- The Voice and Role of Faith Communities Responding to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
B. Sample Civil/Social Training Options:
- Understanding the Science of Trauma and Healing: What is happening in the brain and body?
- A Professional’s Guide to Taking Care of Yourself During Someone Else’s Crisis
- Healing After Trauma: Mindfulness in Art, Writing, Body Movement, and Awareness Exercises
(Photos: Christy Training at Texas Plano Health to Nurses and Health Professionals and Christy Speaking at Collin College for a training on Neurobiology)
VIII. Art Healing Workshops:
Christy is certified and trained by A Window Between Worlds to offer Trauma Art Healing Workshops for both survivors and professionals.
VX. Access Dr. Sim’s unpublished resources and research:
Check out her Patreon page. Various donations lead to unlocking special resources!