Welcome to the Trauma Competent Children’s Ministry course!

We are so thankful for you and for your commitment to creating a safe space where all kids have the opportunity to learn about the love of Jesus! According to a study from researchers from the U.S. CDC and published in the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics: 1 billion children worldwide have experienced some form of trauma.

Let that sink in for a moment… This is an overwhelming number. These traumatic experiences have a major impact on their health and relationships. As a children’s ministry leader, you have the unique opportunity to help these children struggling with grief and trauma. The presence of a safe adult in the life of a child who has experienced grief and trauma is pivotal for their healing and their ability to learn to regulate stress in healthy ways. This is just one of the many ways that you can love hurting kids like Jesus, and it is critical that we create spaces where these kids feel secure, truly welcomed, and unconditionally loved.