trainings

We provide various trainings which can be adapted to meet the need of your work, church, school and organization. Human trafficking is the second largest criminal industry in the world therefore, it is vital we are educated on this injustice.

Overview of Human Trafficking (1-2 hours) Suggested donation of $75/$150

Human trafficking is the second largest criminal industry in the world and it is the fastest growing. This interactive training provides a basic understanding of human trafficking including some of the following topics:

  • Labor trafficking
  • Sex trafficking
  • Recruitment process
  • Misconceptions of prostitution
  • Entertainment industry portrayal of pimps
  • Pimp controlled sex trafficking

Service Provider Human Trafficking Training (3 hours) Suggested donation of $200

This interactive training will focus on the basics of human trafficking as well as signs, symptoms and patterns to help identify trafficking victims as well as the following topics:

  • Psychological impact on trafficking victims
  • Trauma bonding
  • Defining trauma
  • Complex trauma
  • Trauma informed interventions
  • Indicators of trafficking victims
  • Assessment questions

Effectively working with trafficking victims (2-3 hours) Suggested donation of $150/$200

This training will give valuable insight on a day in the life of a trafficking survivor as well as the mindset of a survivor. Training on how women are lured, groomed and forced into sexual exploitation by sharing real life examples from survivors. We will discuss the importance of creating a therapeutic environment for long term healing as well as working with survivors through a trauma informed lens.

 

WORKSHOPS

Self-Care in Trauma Ministry (3 hours) Suggested donation of $200

Compassion fatigue and burn-out are common experiences when working in the areas of human trafficking. This interactive workshop provides tools to learn how to care for ourselves. Some of the topics are as follows:

  • The nature and effect of trauma upon workers
  • Learning to read our own emotions
  • Compassion fatigue and burn out. What is it and what does it look like?
  • Group exercise in identifying areas of care that are needed
  • Defining and identifying healthy patterns of serving
  • Serving with margin

Debriefing

Working in the fields of High Human Need often takes a toll on the care providers. Debriefing is an excellent tool affording individuals and groups a safe and professional environment to process, grow, navigate conflict, learn from mistakes, celebrate success and highlight best practices.
Church groups, short term mission teams, trauma care ministries, ministries for homeless, addiction based services, missionaries and mission boards all would benefit from this time.

What is Debriefing?

Debriefing is a specific time set aside to share YOUR story and experience through a guided process. During this time, you will consider and answer questions, have time to reflect and discover new perspectives as you continue in your care of others.
It is one of the most useful tools in staff care and retention in “hot spot” and trauma workers all over the world. We become so accustom to be the ones who have all the answers in crisis and trauma we often neglect ourselves in the process. We all need a place of transparency and safety where we can talk and process openly. When facilitated by some trained personnel, life, health and a greater capacity to serve often are the outcome.

Why Debrief?

Debriefing can aid an individual or group make sense of crises, inter-personal conflict, criticisms, and changes in job, health and ministry.
It provides a safe and neutral place to process thoughts and feelings specific to a situation or happening.  In a group setting with a shared common experience, it can help in validating thoughts and personal experiences.  It can help an individual not “get stuck” and move on in life and ministry.  It will help define and pin-point further care that is needed.  It will assist the team or individual in seeing God’s perspective for themselves and others.
Debriefings can be for individuals or a group.

Critical Incident Stress Debriefings

This is used for teams of two or more persons that have gone through a shared traumatic experience. These will follow the S.A.F.E.R. model:
stabilize
acknowledge
facilitate understanding
encourage effective coping recovery and referral

We offer the following:

2 hour individual debrief $125.00
3 hour group debrief (no more than 10 in a group) $175.00

 

Self-Care in Trauma Ministry and Debriefings are completed by Bethann Miller.

Bethann is a Board Certified Biblical Counselor BCBC, through the American Association of Christian Counselors.

  • Holding certificates in Biblical Care, Trauma and Stress Care with Military Application,
  • And Aging and Elder care.
  • She has served extensively in ministry and missions for 25 years.  She has traveled and provided training’s, teaching and ministry in 38 countries. She has served in the capacities of Training Director and Chaplain to a Crew of 400 international staff members of a large maritime relief and development ministry.
  • Living in war torn nations and in the developing world, has given her a unique perspective on working with trauma and areas of high human need.
  • She has extensive training in the skill of debriefing for individuals and groups, including C.I.S.D.  (critical incident stress debriefing).