Last Thursday, I gathered in Chicago with a group of pastors and leaders from Illinois Mennonite Conference. Krista Dutt, MCC Program Coordinator for Chicago & Church Relations Associate for Illinois, led us in an intro to trauma awareness.
She received training from the STAR program at Eastern Mennonite University. She’ll be leading the same training at our downstate pastor peer gathering on Thursday, February 9!
I encourage you to get ahold of Krista if your church is interested in MCC resources for trauma awareness. Check out STAR training, too. This is an important aspect of ministry today. As we learn more about trauma and its effects, we can approach pastoral care and all relationships with better understanding.
For those of you at the Chicago area or downstate pastor peer, click here for Krista’s handouts.