Trauma Competency Continuum
Churches and faith communities have a unique opportunity to show the tangible love of God to those most vulnerable in their communities by taking active steps to move along the Trauma Competency Continuum, developed in partnership between Show Hope and Empowered to Connect. When a church or faith community becomes trauma informed, they are making a commitment to pursue hope, healing, and restoration through implementing compassionate, supportive policies and practices.
Trauma Competency Continuum Resource List
For faith leaders, staff, volunteers, and communities, the first step in helping children and families impacted by adoption and foster care flourish is intentionally moving toward becoming trauma informed and actively taking part in the restoration process for children and families. The following are recommended resources for the trauma competency continuum.
- Creating a Healthy Adoption Culture in Your Church Video
- The Connected Child: Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family by Drs. Karyn Purvis and David Cross Along With Wendy Lyons Sunshine
- Created to Connect: A Christian’s Guide to The Connected Child