CATCH 101: Churches as Trauma Care Hubs

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In this course, you’ll be introduced to strategies for addressing grief, loss and trauma. Content reviews common definitions for crisis, trauma, and disaster and explores behavioral health trauma impacts. The CATCH 101 (Churches As Trauma Care Hubs) concept is applied as a resource for you as you assist your community in crisis. You’ll learn when to refer out to professional services, and explore an overview of self-care strategies and assessment, foundational skills needed for helping relationships, and pastoral/lay crisis counseling processes and strategies.

What you’ll learn

  • Understand crisis, trauma and disaster
  • Introduce the vision for churches as trauma care hubs
  • Describe impacts of trauma on health
  • Discuss the importance of trauma training
  • Provide a few keys to shepherd-led trauma care


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Dr. Cathy Sigmund


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