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  • Caring For Others
    Caring for Others: Identifying Common Mental Health Concerns SUMMARY: Mental health concerns are prevalent in our communities, workplaces, families, friends, and even ourselves. Despite such a prevalence, there can be wide gaps in understanding, knowledge, and skills for interacting and caring for those experiencing mental health difficulties. Through the course of this training we will provide a guide to understanding common mental health concerns along with ways to build empathy and tools for caring for others. OBJECTIVES: Participants will be able to: Name and define some of the more prevalent mental health concerns including depression, bipolar I and II, PTSD, anxiety, and other stress and trauma related concerns Identify common symptoms related to mental health concerns Build empathy and understanding for those managing mental health difficulties Discuss ways to care for those experiencing mental health difficulties
  • Wounds From The Work
    Wounds from the Work: Understanding + Responding to Vicarious Trauma in the Caregiver SUMMARY: Working and serving in arenas of high trauma and high human need comes at a cost. While the work is worthwhile and carries impact, we bear the wounds. From compassion fatigue to burnout, we know that trauma is contagious. In this session we will explore vicarious trauma at a deeper level, merging both the biblical and clinical lenses to provide greater understanding on this topic and how we can manage and care for ourselves in the midst of the work. OBJECTIVES: Participants will be able to: Understand and define trauma from both a clinical and biblical perspective Recognize the impact on the caregiver when working in arenas of high trauma/high human need Identify ways to manage and care for self in the midst of caring for others by responding appropriately to symptoms of vicarious trauma
  • Serving With Margin
    Serving with Margin SUMMARY: The need and suffering of others can be overwhelming, and for those who work in environments of service, the demands can overtake our schedules, emotions, and even relationships. In this training we will take a pastoral approach to understanding how serving others impacts one’s personhood and effective ways to create a rhythm of serving out of rest OBJECTIVES: Participants will be able to: Identify the impact on oneself of serving others in need Explore the pitfalls related to life in service and ministry Discuss tangible ways to care for others and respond to need while maintaining health and well-being inside oneself
  • Transitional Stress
    Transitional Stress: Understanding, Identifying, & Navigating the Realities of Transition SUMMARY: Throughout life we experience both large and small transitions; some expected, others unexpected, but all carry degrees of stress. Times of transition impacts our personhood in a variety of ways and has the potential to cause great difficulty and distress physically, emotionally, mentally, and relationally. During this training we will explore the specific ways transition impacts us, and how to navigate these times effectively. OBJECTIVES: Participants will be able to: Identify the main areas of our personhood that are most impacted during transition Recognize tools for navigating transition effectively
  • De-escalation
    De-escalation: Understanding and Navigating High Intensity Situations SUMMARY: For those working and serving in high trauma environments, the potential for crisis, conflict, and ever present. While there is no flaw-proof way of managing escalated situations, there are some tools and concepts that can help us feel more equipped to manage ourselves and respond well to others during high intensity moments. In this training we will explore the factors leading up to a crisis event, helpful tools for ‘turning down the volume’, and ways to care for oneself after navigating these experiences. OBJECTIVES: Participants will be able to: Define de-escalation Identify the situations requiring de-escalation techniques Review best practices when responding to crisis, outrage, and conflict
  • Debrief Training
    Debrief Training - How to Facilitate an Effective Time of Processing for Individuals, Couples, and Families (Spanish + English) SUMMARY: A structured and facilitated time of processing has been cited by missionaries, non-profit workers, medical professionals, and more as tremendously beneficial for understanding experiences and moving towards wellbeing. For pastors, lay-people, supervisors, and member care providers; this training aims at laying the foundation for understanding the purpose of debriefs and providing some of the tools necessary to facilitate a debrief. OBJECTIVES: Participants will be able to: Review the purpose of debriefs Build an understanding of the value and ethos of debriefs Define the different types of debriefs Provide tools to debrief others
  • Re-entry Training
    Re-entry Training SUMMARY: Returning to passport country after serving cross-culturally can hold many unknowns and uncertainties. The same level of support and excitement in being sent overseas often pales in comparison to the silence and loneliness that can accompany ending service or changing fields. How to navigate this time and important components to consider will all be explored in this 2hr training that aims at providing some tangible tools and emotional support to those navigating re-entry. OBJECTIVES: Participants will be able to: Identify the layers and compounding components of returning to passport country Explore the various ways re-entry can impact one’s personhood (emotions, mental health, physical self, spirituality, and relationships) Discuss what should be considered during this life season and ways to care for self before, during, and after re-entry
  • Building Resiliency
    Building Resiliency: Factors and Strategies (Spanish + English) SUMMARY: Resiliency can be defined as an ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change. We all have experienced some sort of stress, hardship, or disruptive transition in our lives; the way we feel during times of crisis and the way we respond after can be greatly affected by our developed resilience. OBJECTIVES: Participants will be able to: Understand and define resilience Recognize the circumstances necessitating a CISD Identify resiliency factors Implement strategies to build resilience in children and adults

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