This training is offered on a free will love offering and is open to all.
Becoming Trauma Informed
with Sue Klassen
Becoming trauma informed means understanding how "buttons" get installed; having tools for deescalating "poked buttons" ; and having tools to uninstall "buttons".
Trauma-informed congregations are safer, wiser congregations, that are better equipped to create harmony in all types of relationship. In this session, we will explore
•prevalence of trauma,
•how it affects our body, brain and meaning making,
•steps we can take to reduce trauma triggers & support healing in our congregation
Sue Klassen Eastern Mennonite University - M.A. in Conflict Transformation with concentrations in restorative justice and trauma healing; Practicum at Community Justice Initiatives, Kitchener, Ontario; STAR (Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience) Practitioner.
Sue leads STAR-based trauma trainings in Upstate NY and Ontario. AVP (Alternatives to Violence) facilitator at GVI women’s prison; Volunteers with Six Nations partners on Indigenous issues