I would like to share a great resource for churches/faith communities to become trauma responsive. First United Methodist Church is in Central Minnesota have been working for three years to become a trauma responsive church. They would say they are not the experts in any way although they have stepped out on faith both within their congregation and throughout the community.
Their website has become an example and resource for many please check it out.
We have been working within Sherburne County in Minnesota to bring the faith community together to learn how we can collectively respond to trauma of any kind. Our introduction letter is attached. We will be doing ACE training for the faith community focusing on spirituality as a core protective factor.
Please visit our website and join the Thriving Community Campaign, www.stirmn.org