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“Hope still wins, but it often has scraped knees

because it keeps crawling forward.”

- Jo Saxton

Why trauma-informed training?

Because people often turn to faith-based support groups for support and care. And yet, traumatized people often describe feeling unsafe in these presumably “supportive” environments. When attempts to bring help and see change fail, two things can happen: helpers feel frustrated, and survivors are often re-traumatized.

Although many in church recognize and acknowledge some experiences as traumatic, there’s a gap between understanding trauma’s causes and scope, its multidimensional impact, and the ‘how’ and ‘what’ of trauma recovery in supporting traumatized human beings.

To learn more about becoming trauma-informed click here.

Helping partners heal after

sexual betrayal

Perhaps your post-discovery journey included a season in a support group. After a while, you began feeling a tug to lead a group yourself. You understood the unique needs and experiences partners' face, and that the facilitator's role feels overwhelming. That's why the ADOH trauma-informed peer facilitator training community exists.
Peer-facilitator training and support designed specifically for partners is important for you and group members. In groups led by well-trained (and supported) peer-facilitators, group members feel safe, heard, seen, and know they are not alone - and experience authentic and empathetic connections where they can move ahead in their recovery journeys.

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