What does it mean for a ministry to be trauma-informed?

by Chaplain Chris Haughee. Intermountain, 2016.


This short article gives an overview of trauma-informed organizations and offers six key principles for ministries to adopt.


SAMSHA’ s definition of trauma-informed, four actions to shape a trauma-informed culture, reflection and discussion questions

Recommended Audience

leaders and congregations of any faith tradition



Practical Applications

  • Intentionally respond to trauma in your congregation by reading this article and discussing how your congregation can take small steps forward.
  • Learn how other congregations address trauma by considering the actions and principles highlighted in the document.

About the Contributor

Kate White

Kate was the associate director for resources at the Center for Congregations. She managed educational resources and worked to get the best resources into the hands of congregations.

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