2021-2022 Catalog 
    Dec 02, 2022  
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CMIN 481 - Faith & Trauma

3 hours
This course addresses the intersection of trauma and faith. Whether victims of crime, survivors of abuse, sexual abuse and/or rape, combat veterans, civilian survivors of disaster, or survivors of various other taumatic events - there are stuggles to be navigated. Recent studies have shown the correlation of high ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) scores to lifelong illnesses and early death. However, studies also show that rewiring the brain to produce hopeful outcomes can occur when therapy and recovery options are in play. The emotional and spiritual consequences of living through trauma can be difficult to comprehend and often trauma response is lacking. This Christian Ministry/Christian Education course is designed to bring understanding through the lenses of science, therapy, psychology, theology, scriptural wisdom, reason, tradition, and experience that would inform dialogue and help create a more hopeful ministerial response to trauma and recovery. Students will be encouraged to discuss and enact Jesus Kingdom principles and engage in practice skills and exercises that bring support and hope of recovery to trauma survivors. UG