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Trauma-Competent City

Updated: Mar 8


Trauma and it's life-long effects deteriorates souls and society. Many leaders and frontline workers are not competent in recognizing and appropriately responding to people effected by trauma. Therefore, we aren't Loving and healing the most hurting among us well. Often, we are more harmful than helpful.


The Body of Christ becomes trauma-competent, beginning with our pastoral leaders, lay-leaders and front-line ministry leaders. Dayton becomes the first "Trauma-Competent City".


  • Assess and map all:

  • equipped and experienced trauma-competent individuals within the region; mental-health professionals, trainers, etc.

  • congregational leaders who have received some-level of training/equipping

  • Interconnect like-focused equipped individuals

  • Create a gap-analysis of who needs equipping

  • Create goals and a plan to equip congregations based on current/potential demographic served and interest

  • Create master-regional calendar of in-person trainings to increase attendance and connectivity and decrease duplication of trainings

  • Utilize below resources and others to track and grow number of folks equipped

Watch this 2-minute video to understand the problem and solution

Equipping Resources Filtered by Focus Area:

Comment below for questions. Email Jayne Schooler of Dayton CIC to explore what you need and how to get it:

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