Helping that Heals

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You’ll be encouraged and empowered as a minister of God’s healing to others through this relatable course. Content includes a biblical perspective on trauma, practical tools for helping, and a holistic approach to fostering resilience in young people who experience trauma.

What you’ll learn

  • Consider biblical perspectives on stress and trauma
  • Understand stress and trauma responses among children and adolescents
  • Reflect on the role of the family, church, and community in fostering resilience
  • Explore the BLESS Model of Helping


Bernadette Jeffrey, PhD, MSW
Gayle Warner, MSN, M. Div, CRNP


Essentials in Church-Led Trauma Care

The Essentials of Church Trauma Care Certificate includes 4 on-demand, short courses that will introduce you to key components of trauma care ministry. They outline a vision for churches to serve as trauma care hubs, provides education on spiritual first aid, trauma care for children and youth, community and racial trauma, and an overview of pastoral and lay counseling strategies.

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CATCH 101: Churches as Trauma Care Hubs

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Trauma Care Counseling Strategies

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Church CARE for Cultural Trauma

Church CARE (Christians Acting in Reconciliation and Empathy) introduces an incarnational, biblical approach to understand and address cultural trauma.

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Personal Computer:  You must have access to a computer with Windows 8/10 or Mac OS X to complete the course work. Linux OS based computers will function for most online content, but you may run into some restrictions when trying to view multimedia content.  

Internet Service: High-speed internet service is recommended. 

CMTI Learning Management System:This course will be administered online here at CMTI runs on a different platform than Canvas. If you have a Crown Canvas account, please note that this login and password are NOT linked, and changing the password on one does not change your password on the other.

Microsoft Office:  Students must submit assignments in Microsoft Word or PDF format unless otherwise specified in order to be graded by Crown’s instructors.