TRAUMA-COMPETENT PRACTICES

FOR CHILDREN'S MINISTRY

In Partnership with Reach Hurting Kids Institute

Children who have endured trauma experience your ministry differently.

How do you create a supportive ministry environment for them?

How do you cultivate trauma-informed small groups?

How do you help these kids encounter Christ and worship God?

How do you use play as a tool to share the gospel?

Train your team with practical skills in just about 60 minutes with this mini-course and remove barriers for the kids in your ministry to experience Jesus.

With this course, you will:

  • Learn how to help children who have experienced trauma feel safe, in control, loved, and valued
  • Discover practical ways to facilitate small groups, discipline, worship, and play
  • Grow in your ability to remove barriers for children who have experienced trauma

What's included with the course?

4 Training Sessions

Experts from the Reach Hurting Kids Institute will cover Trauma Competent:

  • Small Group Practices
  • Discipline Practices
  • Worship Practices
  • Play Practices

Unlimited Access

The training sessions will be yours to share with your church and team.

Speakers

Robert Crosby, PhD is the executive director of Reach Hurting Kids Institute. A former children’s director with over twenty-five years of experience in children’s and youth ministry, he is a leading scholar in the field of children’s ministry research. He recently co-authored Trauma-Informed Children’s Ministry: A Practical Guide to Reaching Hurting Kids.

Lori Crosby, MFT, RPT-S is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor who specializes in treating children who have experienced trauma. She has served in children’s ministry for over twenty years, and she recently co-authored Trauma-Informed Children’s Ministry: A Practical Guide to Reaching Hurting Kids.

Kayla Smith is the Southeast Regional Director of Reach Hurting Kids Institute. A children’s pastor, Nazarene district children’s council member, conference speaker, and adjunct professor at Trevecca Nazarene University, she draws from her background in leadership and special education to empower churches to embody Christ’s love to every child.

Bonus Resources

Four 1-page resources for quick reference following course completion.

Don't miss this opportunity to advance how your ministry serves kids who have experienced trauma.

More Information

No! Your purchase or membership access covers your entire team and volunteer leaders, and you have the freedom to share the event with them. Recordings and resources are not allowed to be shared publicly, but you are welcome to share them privately with your team.

If you purchase the training, you will be emailed access instructions. Members have anytime access to this training on myINCM (both the web and app).

This mini-course is a great first step, but we recommend that you visit reachhurtingkids.com for more information!

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