Healed: Wholeness within Trauma

Trauma, whether great or small, is part of life for all of us. Being a child or teen in trauma without a caring and safe relationship can significantly increase the negative effects of trauma. This timely webinar with trauma informed healing expert, Bethany Hall, will encourage anyone in relationship with kids and students to understand the impact of trauma and the potential for healing in relationship. A panel discussion with other speakers will interact with questions from the audience. Special attention will be given to the experience of trauma in quarantine and what this generation is in need of in order to thrive.

Who: Parents and Volunteers
When: May 11, 6:30-8pm
Cost: None
Contact: Kristin Fankhauser, [email protected]

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Bethany Hall is a Family Nurse Practitioner with over 10 years of experience working in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. She and her husband, Kevin, have been married for 13 years and have 3 children, biological and adopted. She is currently a Trauma Competent Caregiver Affiliate Trainer for Back2Back Ministries and enjoys speaking to volunteers, churches, support groups, foster/adoptive parents, and caregivers to increase their knowledge of trauma-informed care.

Colleen Geisel is the executive director of Alpha Grand Rapids which operates two centers: Alpha Women’s Center and Alpha Men’s Center. She is passionate about developing leaders in the non-profit sector through high standards of excellence, in order to create a positive influence on people and culture. She currently resides in Rockford, Michigan with her husband and their three active children.

Melissa Sagorski-Hall has experience with grief, single parenting and anxiety. She was widowed in 2010 with 3 small children and remarried in 2014. She is an Instructional coach for Rockford Public Schools at the middle school level. She is passionate about living in the moment and building resiliency emotionally, socially, and academically.

Traci Slager has been married for over 20 years and has three active boys. Since completing her BA in 2001 and MSW in 2005, she has enjoyed previous experience as an adolescent therapist, teaching as an adjunct professor, and working in the nonprofit arena. She says she found her “career home” at Magnify, where she served in HS ministry at the RK campus for 7+ years before transitioning in August 2019 to her current role as Director of Children and Students at the Ensley campus.
Lisa Moreno is a foster/adoptive parent. Her and her husband went through extensive training on trauma throughout their journey. She has a Bachelor Degree in Social Work and has worked for 7 years at the Domestic Crisis Center working with Domestic Violence and 5 years as a Parole Agent.