Moving from “What is Wrong with You?” to “What Happened to You?”

Creating an Environment of Support for Traumatized Individuals in Faith Based Organizations

In every community and population, there is trauma. It is an epidemic in the world today. New research is coming out every year testifying to the dramatic effects of trauma upon the brain and body. In order for nurses to provide adequate care in any given field, trauma-informed practice is a necessity. This means having an understanding of how trauma affects the individual, both in the present and long after the traumatic events have ceased.

This presentation will provide insight into these effects of trauma as well as present skills needed to address its far-reaching impact and better equip nurses to engage with their clientele. Supporting Faith Community Nurses, we will highlight intersections between faith and science, and a relevant approach for their specific practice field working with faith-based organizations.

Meet Our Presenter

Ingrid Slikkers and the Trauma Team from Andrews University International Center for Trauma Education & Care

References

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