WOMEN OF VALOR MINISTRY

About Sister-to-Sister Support Group Training

9 Two are better than one … 10 For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, For he has no one to help him up. Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 (NKJV)

Mission

The mission of the Sister to Sister Support Ministry leadership training is to equip and train faith leaders on how to facilitate faith-based recovery/support groups for Christian women who have experienced trauma.

 Purpose

The purpose of Sister to Sister Support groups is to provide safe, confidential, nonjudgmental places for Christian women to be able to share their stories and find support, encouragement, friendship and fellowship.

 Why a Support Group?

Support groups raise awareness of options available to survivors through:

 ·      Solving problems

·         Providing information

·         Empowering victims

·         Raising self-esteem

·         Developing support networks

·         Facilitating healing

·         …And a Threefold cord is not quickly broken. Ecclesiastes 4:12 (NKJV)


If you are looking to join a support group please email us at: sistersupportgroup@gmail.com

or

 If you are looking for a Speaker to speak to your group email sistersupportgroup@gmail.com

or

If you are looking for help in starting a support group at your church call:  (773) 675-2048

 Group Structure

Groups will provide an opportunity for women:

  • to share freely about their experiences,
  • to network with other women,
  • to hear from experts and advocates in the field,
  • to understand the power and healing effects of journaling.
  • to find and experience inner peace,
  • to receive spiritual healing
  • to learn how to use and apply scriptures from the Bible for comfort, support and encouragement and
  • to navigate their way back to a place of wholeness.

Training Components

 I.         Trauma Defined

II.        Effects of trauma (Crisis of faith, Spiritual disruption)

III.      Impact of traumatic experiences (child abuse, societal violence, sexual abuse, domestic violence)

IV.      Overview of ways to meet the spiritual needs of trauma victims (Scriptures that offer hope and healing, Coping strategies, and Dealing with unresolved issues)

V.        Strategies for conducting successful groups - (Establishing guidelines, Delegating, Creating safe spaces)

VI.     Tackling the Hard Questions e.g. - (Where was God? & Why didn’t God do something to prevent this?)

VII.    Role playing and application of skills

VIII. Action planning.

Next Scheduled Support Group Training:

  Date: Saturday, TBA

Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Location: TBA

 
Registration Includes:

 ·      Handout materials,

·         Continental Breakfast,

·         Lunch,

·         Beauty For Ashes! Sister-To-Sister Support Group Journal,

·         Support Group Network Membership (includes-access to members only page on website,

·         Bi-monthly conference call support,

·         Quarterly Network Support Group meetings,

·         On-line Discussion Forum and technical support.

For more information call:
(773) 675-2048