When Traumatic Loss Comes to the Congregation
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TRAUMA & FAITH: What I am Learning about the Intersection of Trauma and Belief
6:00 pm Dinner for Faith Community Volunteers (60 mins content with Q&A)
Free workshop on August 14, 2017
About The Conference
As many in our community know, on February 16, Dr. Bill Hoy was involved in a horrific car crash in which his back seat passenger was killed. He and his front seat passenger, the husband of the friend who died were seriously injured. In this workshop, Bill will transparently share how his training and experience have—and have not—been helpful in walking through this experience of traumatic loss and how his faith has been vital in integrating this experience of traumatic loss.
Some of the topics he will address are…
- What friends can—and should not—do to help
- How faith meaning gets made in the aftermath of traumatic loss
- What role physical injury plays in psychological trauma
- When to suggest professional assistance after traumatic experience
Charles F. Snyder
Funeral Home & Crematory
3110 Lititz Pike
Lititz, PA 17543
How Trauma Impacts the Loss Experience
8:00 am breakfast for Clergy and Healthcare Chaplains (60 mins content with Q&A)
Free workshop on August 15, 2017
About The Conference
Traumatic experiences such as homicides, suicides, and car crashes add an extra layer of potential complication to the experience of bereavement. The violence of the death paired with the lack of opportunity to say goodbye makes these kinds of losses especially difficult to grieve and especially difficult for clergy and faith communities to address.
In this workshop, Dr. Bill Hoy will review the current thinking about the contribution of trauma to grief and how clergy and congregational leaders can be helpful—in the early hours after loss and along the difficult road ahead. Our focus will especially be toward the role faith does and does not play in helping individuals and communities integrate the experiences of traumatic loss.
As many in our community know, on February 16, Dr. Bill Hoy was involved in a horrific car crash in which his back seat passenger was killed. He and his front seat passenger, the husband of the friend who died were seriously injured. In this workshop, Bill will transparently share how his training, his experience, and his faith have— and have not—been helpful in walking through this experience of traumatic loss.
At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to…
- Effectively assess the role of trauma plays in the bereaved individual’s experience
- Assist individuals as they sort through narratives and images in making meaning of the loss
- Provide proven strategies for effectively utilizing faith resources to help people effectively integrate the traumatic loss into life
For more than 30 years, William G. Hoy has been walking with individuals, families, and communities through the experiences of loss. After a decade as a pastor in California, Dr. Hoy transitioned to a role as director of pastoral care and then director of clinical counseling services for a southern California hospice and community bereavement center where he served for nearly 17 years. Since 2012, he has taught pre-medical students at Baylor University where he is Clinical Professor of Medical Humanities. Bill and his wife Debbie have two young adult children and make their home in rural central Texas about 25 miles from the Baylor campus in Waco.
Costs And Registration
Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory is sponsoring this unique educational conference to local clinicians free of charge.
Contact Pamela Kopp at (717) 682-5866 or firstname.lastname@example.org.