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Event Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 8:00am

A study of trauma-informed ministry and compassionate care for children from hard places and situations

About the event

 Join us for the morning to hear from Rev. Dr. Chris Haughee, chaplain for Intermountain Residential Services in Helena, Montana. Chris’ professional work with children who have lived through significant  trauma, his own personal experience as an adoptive father of two and his work with the Adverse Childhood Experiences ACEs study led him to write “Bruised Reeds and Smoldering Wicks,” curriculum on  how churches and faith communities can better understand trauma and lead trauma-informed ministry practices,

 This four-hour training blends trauma ministry with the work of science. Chris will cover SAMHSA’s “three R” approach to helping churches become trauma-informed: Realize, Recognize and Respond. Chris  will also cover ways to communicate with those who have experienced trauma, including how to start difficult conversations. Chris leads this discussion through the lens of the Bible and utilizes verses  throughout to convey how Jesus and God have been leading a trauma-informed response throughout history.

 This seminar is great for pastors, community leaders, foster parents or anyone who is working with those who have experienced trauma in their lifetime.

  About the speaker

  The Rev. Dr. Chris Haughee is a licensed minister of the Evangelical Covenant Church and has served as chaplain of Intermountain’s residential services since 2012. Prior to serving at Intermountain, Chris     had ministered primarily in children’s and youth ministries. An adoptive father to two, he is an advocate for greater inclusion of foster and adoptive families in the life and ministry of local congregations. Chris was part of a unique Doctorate of Ministry program through Multnomah University in Portland, Oregon, that had a focus on advocacy and cross-cultural ministry engagement. As...

Event Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 8:00am, Event Date: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 8:00am

The Opiate Crisis in Michiana

Five years ago, John Horsley, Oaklawn’s director of addictions, rarely saw individuals come in with an addiction to heroin, now it’s Oaklawn’s most common addiction diagnosis.  Join use for an hour-and-a-half session that will include:

A brief overview of opiate use disorder

  1. Current stats for our community
  2. Treatment options
  3. 1.0 CEU will be provided

Presenter: John Horsley, MBA, MSW, LCSW, LCAC

7:40 – 8 a.m.: Registration

8 – 9 a.m.: Presentation

9 – 9:30 a.m.: Q&A


Click here to register for October 17 at the South Bend campus

Click here to register for October 31 at the Elkhart campus

Event Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 8:00am, Event Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 8:00am

Now that we know what trauma is and how it can affect a child’s life into adulthood, what do we do about it? Join us for the morning to talk RESILIENCE.

We know that protective factors can mitigate the impact of trauma, and that resilience is the counter-balance to adversity.  In this workshop learn:

1)      The neurobiology of resilience

2)      Five areas of focus for resilience

3)      Specific strategies to help youth build resilience in each area of focus


1.0 CEU will be provided


Presenters: Amy Rosen, MA, MSA, LMHC, LCAC, & Dory Lawrence, MA



7:40 – 8 a.m.: Registration

8 – 9 a.m.: Presentation

9 – 9:30 a.m.: Q&A


Click here to register for October 10 at the Elkhart Campus

Click here to register for November 7 at the South Bend Campus


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