Helping that Heals
ABOUT THIS COURSE
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
Dr. Jeffrey is a recently-retired university professor and Veterans Affairs clinician. She holds ministry credentials with the Church Of God In Christ and she has served in local, regional and national leadership roles in addition to her academic work. As a minister of the gospel, Dr. Jeffrey has fed the hungry, clothed the naked, sheltered the homeless, visited the sick and the imprisoned.
Gayle Warner, MSN, M. Div, CRNP
Gayle Warner is a lover of God and a lover of children. For the past 30 years, she’s worked as a pediatric nurse practitioner, caring for children in underserved areas in the US and in Sub-Saharan Africa. She is currently a nurse practitioner at a public school in Pittsburgh, PA. She earned her Master’s in Nursing from the University of Pittsburgh and her M.Div. in cross-cultural studies from Alliance Theological Seminary
EARN A CERTIFICATE
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.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO LEARN ON CMTI:
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.crown.edu. 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.