Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Time: 4:00 – 5:30 pm, EST
Topic: Trauma and the Sanctuary: Creating an Environment of Support for Traumatized Individuals in Faith Based Organizations
Trauma is an epidemic in the world today. New research continues to testify of the dramatic effects of trauma upon the brain and body. This presentation will provide further understanding into the effects of trauma while presenting skills to address its far-reaching impact that go beyond just suggesting counseling. The Andrews University Trauma Education Team will highlight intersections between faith and science, understanding Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and relevant approaches for working within faith-based organizations.
Featured Presenters: Ingrid Weiss Slikkers and the Andrews University Trauma Team
Ingrid Weiss Slikkers started teaching at the Andrews School of Social Work in 2016 but has been practicing clinical social work since the early-1990’s. She comes from an Argentinean pastoral family living in various places. She worked as an out-patient child and family therapist for many years specializing in the treatment of trauma. She is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and part of the International Association of Trauma Professionals. Ingrid has significant experience doing therapy within multi-cultural groups and has worked with refugees for the last 8 years. Most recently, she has been involved with leadership and development of the new International Center for Trauma Education and Care at Andrews University.