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Crisis Response: Healing Conversations

The world is hurting...

Refugees are streaming into a city nearby. You probably haven’t heard about it. Maybe you saw a few headlines and felt like there was something you could do, but after a while… there were no more headlines. The refugees remain. The body of Christ is God's instrument to receive refugees in the midst of tragedy and pain. As the Body, we must respond quickly, comprehensively, responsibly, and compassionately. We respond in a way that gives an appropriate trauma response from day one, followed by on-going healing conversations, and eventually leading to multiplying, on-going healing groups that meet together around God’s Word. Join MultiplyingHope as it seeks to address the emotional needs of people in crisis.

“But I’m not qualified or equipped!”

 

MultiplyingHope is confident that all believers have what they need from God to walk alongside those who are hurting.

Will you step out in faith to journey with someone?

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This training does not replace professional mental health care. Some people may need professional care, and we seek to help identify and refer those who need it to the appropriate care.

MultiplyingHope is partnering with SRV to bring this training to you and others around the world. Your gift

  • enables MultiplyingHope facilitators to facilitate the four phases of training below, traveling to training sites in major US cities, Europe and Asia. 

  • facilitates on-going projects of continued healing group development, resource development, and leadership training in areas of the world where crisis response and on-going trauma-informed discipleship and church planting are needed.

Healing Conversations are just the first phase of an on-going, integrated program of trauma-informed discipleship and leadership development. Join us for the journey!

 


 

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Phase 1

People in immediate crisis are not ready for traditional healing groups that ask them to share their past pain. They need community building and survival tools for their transitional situation.

Join us for 4 sessions (1 1/2 hours each) to learn how to assess trauma healing needs in your community and have initial “healing conversations”  that eventually lead to on-going healing groups. 

Healing Conversations

A conversation in a 3-part structure that builds 1) community and trust, 2) points people to God, and 3) encourages them to help each other. Healing conversations consist of…

  • How to listen well

  • Initial trauma healing tools for the first conversations

  • A Bible story that encourages people from any faith background and points them to the God who is with us.

  • Encouraging refugees to share the healing encouragement they are receiving.

Phase 2 

Learn an initial healing group curriculum based on the context within which you are working.

These initial healing group curriculums gather small groups people around stories from the Bible (different curriculums for different crises and backgrounds). Again based on a 3-part structure, this curriculum includes more listening skills and some basic coping tools for people experiencing crisis. Because of the highly reproducible 3-part structure, participants themselves can facilitate groups or share the Bibles stories as they participate in the initial group.

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Phase 3

Learn the full New Hope trauma healing curriculum—7 sessions of 2 ½ hours each.

Phase 4

Coaching and consultation in how to engage people in on-going healing communities.

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Participants can choose to attend just the first phase (Healing Conversations), or go all the way through to the 4th phase of training. MultiplyingHope facilitators are available to help you implement trauma healing tools based on your context.

PHASE 1 TRAINING COMMUNITY DATES

10 Training Communities have been completed! 

Our February Training Community is at maximum capacity.
Please check back soon for our next Training Community dates! 

*All photos from Unsplash/Pexels/Shutterstock under license

Want to be trained?
Are you connected to an organization?
Do you have previous experience with refugees, or Ukrainians or Afghans?
Sign up for the next training community (Each training community consists of four 1.5 hour sessions, conducted over Zoom)

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