Faith Leaders: Utah Resources

Prevention for Clergy

This resource on prevention for clergy created by One with Courage Utah outlines learning the signs and symptoms of abuse, educating other clergy about the signs and symptoms of abuse, starting a conversation, keeping children safe, minimizing opportunity, encouraging others, contacting your local Children's Justice Center (CJC), and acting on suspicions. Remember, you are obligated by law to report suspected abuse.


One with Courage Utah's website also includes a section on signs and myths, which includes helpful statistics and infographics for Utah, as well as a section on survivor voices, featuring videos of survivors telling their stories. 

Faith Leaders: National Resources

1, 2, 3 Care: A Trauma-Sensitive Toolkit for Caregivers of Children

Created by the Spokane Regional Health District, the 1-2-3 Care Toolkit is intended to support caregivers on their journey towards trauma sensitivity. It is organized by topic, each offering a brief overview, specific tools that can be used with children, and where to find more information. Also included are handouts that can be used as teaching aids.

Faith-Based and Community Initiatives

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (FBCI) is a model for how effective partnerships can be created between federal programs and faith-based and community organizations.

Faith-Based Organizations Fact Sheet

This two-page, printable PDF published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) includes facts and statistics about mental health, resources for faith leaders, family members, and friends, and what faith leaders and communities can do to support individuals experiencing mental health problems.

For Community and Faith Leaders

This section of mentalhealth.gov for community and faith leaders addresses creating community connections for mental health and what community and faith leaders can do. 

Human Trafficking: Shared Hope International's Faith in Action Kit for Faith Leaders

Designed to equip church leaders with the most comprehensive array of tools to raise awareness of human trafficking in their community, the Faith in Action Kit prepares the user to educate men, women, youth and faith leaders with audience-appropriate resources. The tools can be used in sermons or Sunday School, on retreats, with VBS and youth camp.

Secondary Traumatic Stress

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network's (NCTSN) section on secondary traumatic stress has sections on understanding who is at risk, strategies for prevention and intervention, strategies to build resiliency and address secondary traumatic stress, worker resiliency in trauma-informed systems, and NCTSN resources on secondary traumatic stress


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What shall we then do? An Interdenominational Guide and Kit for Creating Healing Communities

This guide, developed for an interdenominational Christian audience by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, explains the Healing Communities model which seeks to engage congregations in the restoration and healing of their members who have been affected by crime and incarceration. The model seeks to transform hearts and minds by creating a sense of inclusion, reducing stigma and shame, and building networks of support that start in houses of worship and expand to the community at large.

Faith Leaders: Secondary Traumatic Stress

Secondary Traumatic Stress

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network's (NCTSN) section on secondary traumatic stress has sections on understanding who is at risk, strategies for prevention and intervention, strategies to build resiliency and address secondary traumatic stress, worker resiliency in trauma-informed systems, and NCTSN resources on secondary traumatic stress


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Infographics from Echo Parenting

Echo Behavior Trauma-Informed Flowchart

DOs and DONTs of a Trauma-Informed Classroom

Infographics from SAMHSA/NCTSI: Understanding Child Trauma

Understanding Child Trauma

Recognize the signs of child traumatic stress with this three-page, informative infographic developed by SAMHSA’s National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative (NCSTI). Also available in Spanish.

Understanding Child Trauma: More than You Think

Recognize the signs of child traumatic stress with this one-page, informative infographic developed by SAMHSA’s National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative (NCSTI).

Understanding Child Trauma: Recognize the Signs

Recognize the signs of child traumatic stress with this informative infographic developed by SAMHSA’s National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative (NCSTI).

Understanding Child Trauma: There is Hope

Recognize the signs of child traumatic stress with this informative infographic developed by SAMHSA’s National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative (NCSTI).

Please note:

While every effort has been made to ensure resources shared are safe and reputable, no resource is endorsed or guaranteed by Utah's Trauma-Resiliency Collaborative or its members.  No resource listed is in an any way a substitute for obtaining professional help.

  

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