Dr. Thema Bryant-Davis (Pepperdine University) speaks about how pastors, congregational leaders and members can think about facing trauma. She talks about how people can heal and grow in response to traumatic life events, both individually and collectively as a faith community.
This was recorded as part of the USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture’s Reimagining Church Initiative.
Resources for understanding and practice of adaptive leadership
Rev. Susan Gregg-Schroeder. Mental Illness & Families of Faith: How Congregations Can Respond (Mental Health Ministries, mentalhealthministries.net)
Institute for Collective Trauma and Growth. Seven Key Traits of a Trauma Informed Congregation (https://www.ictg.org)
Glenn R. Schiraldi. The Resilience Workbook: Essential Skills to Recover from Stress, Trauma, and Adversity (New Harbinger Publications, 2017)
Anneliese A. Singh. The Racial Healing Handbook: Practical Activities to Help You Challenge Privilege, Confront Systemic Racism, and Engage in Collective Healing (New Harbinger Publications, 2019)