Resources for those who have experienced, or are experiencing, trauma and those who love and care for someone who has been traumatized.

Resources Gathered by the Office of Victims Assistance Ministry

Grief to Grace Healing Retreat is a week-long program (August 29-September 3) for anyone who has suffered physical, sexual, emotional, or spiritual abuse, whether in childhood, adolescence, or adulthood.  This retreat is organized by The Seraphim Project, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides resources to support the healing of sexual abuse survivors through Christ-centered healing.
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With gratitude to the Trauma Healing Institute, the American Bible Institute, and The Healing Voices Magazine, VAM is sharing this link to Beyond Trauma: A Catholic Guide for Spiritual First Aid. A resource for those who have experienced, or are experiencing, trauma and those who love and care for someone who has been traumatized, this downloadable resource offers spiritual accompaniment for one’s healing journey.
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The Spirit Fire Global Conference on Abuse and Faith, which had been rescheduled due to pandemic, offers archived videos from their conference … a first step in creating a collective story of memories and reflections for the Catholic family in the United States Catholic Church.
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Are you suffering from strain associated with C19, with its quarantines and all the many related challenges? Trauma Recovery Associates (TRA) is offering a free, online, and entirely private at-home study program to help you recover from the stress and anxiety of the pandemic.
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Resilience is a one-hour documentary that delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and how recognizing and understanding ACEs has given birth of a new movement to treat and prevent toxic stress among children.
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The following information is intended to assist victim-survivors, mandated reporters, and any person working or volunteering in the Archdiocese, to report suspected abuse and/or respond to a disclosure of abuse by complying with reporting laws, and responding knowledgably and with compassion. Forms and documents are available to guide you.

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