At this initial equipping session, participants learn basic biblical and mental health principles related to trauma care; explore if they themselves are carrying any wounds of trauma or loss and bring those to Christ for healing; learn how to lead groups in a participatory way; learn the program model; and develop plans for using what they have learned in their community. This session is intended for people who would like to explore becoming a trauma healing caregiver or facilitator so that they can provide basic care for those wounded by trauma and loss, or (optionally) train others to do so. Mental health professionals can benefit from this practical approach that is effective with groups cross-culturally. This session is appropriate for caregivers who will work in the USA or internationally. The cost is $150 and includes materials and lunch. However, we do not want the cost to prohibit you from coming so please contact us if this is an issue and we will discuss other options. Necessary qualifications: Able to communitcate in English Able to teach others in a community Able to attend all of the sessions At least 18 years old Committed to help other trauma survivors Hosts: Ministry Care, Global Outreach International Facilitators: Misty Bodkins, MA Sam and Suzie Davis Sharon Batley Topics to be covered: If God Loves Us, Why Do We Suffer? How Can the Wounds of Our Hearts Be Healed? What Happens When Someone Is Grieving? Response: Taking Your Pain to the Cross How Can We Forgive Others? For more information: Contact Misty Bodkins at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 765-603-3643 For more information about Bible-Based Trauma Healing, please visit traumahealinginstitute.org.