Course Information

Suggestions and descriptions for the recommended courses.

Hands that Heal

A guide to Christian restoration and reintegration for survivors of trafficking. A three-day event will be attended by trainees, hosted by FAAST international and the Restore Team. Click the button down below to visit their website.

Empower Program

Originally launched at the Pabo refugee camp in northern Uganda, the program was established on the findings of years of professional clinical trials and sound Biblical doctrine and has gone on to form a unique results-based approach to tackling mental health issues. DVD set of seven, with accompanying workbook.

Agape International Ministries

AIM offers a 7-session, free online sex trafficking prevention workshop written and taught by Clayton & Emily Butler. This course is designed to help you move from awareness to action on this global problem. It will equip you to learn about ways you can prevent sex trafficking and make a difference in your own community. Click the button below to visit their website.

Lydia Discipleship Ministries

This online training by Dr. Alaine Pakkala focuses on DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder), Bipolar, The Role of Discipleship, and Spiritual Warfare. Click on the button below to visit their website.

Light University

A leader in Certificate and Diploma based Christian Counseling education. The online course requirements include:

● CTCO 501 -- Acute Stress and Trauma
● CTCO 502 -- Basic Crisis Intervention
● CTCO 503 -- The Traumatic Stress Continuum
● CTCO 505 -- Spiritual Solutions and Recovery

More information can be found on their website.

Equipped to Serve

A training manual for crisis pregnancy care and post-abortion support. This manual is done through self-study and widely used for volunteer trainings in crisis pregnancy centers. The button below will take you to their website.

AHA Foundation

Understanding women from Islamic countries, specifically addressing female genital mutilation (FGM), forced marriages, and gender violence. This is a free, online course compiled by Ayaan Hersi Ali, a survivor of FGM. The button below will take you to their website.

EBI

The Elnora Bible Institute is located in Elnora, Indiana. They offer two six week terms, both offering a variety of different classes. A wonderful place to focus on bible study and learning discipleship. Click the button below to be taken to their website for more information.

Suggested Courses:

Third term: 'Doubt and Defense' and 'Knowing God'
Fourth term: 'Biblical Womanhood' and 'God’s Unfolding Story'

SMBI

Sharon Mennonite Bible Institute is located in Harrisonville, Pennsylvania and offers six weeks of focused bible study and discipleship. Push the button below to visit their website for more information.

Required Courses:

Third term: Missiology & Acts
Fourth term: Issues in Anabaptist Missions and Life of Christ

Missions Training Center

The Mission Training Center offers six weeks of general missions training using the Perspectives manual and focusing on team building, language learning, and a one-week introduction to counseling. For more information click the button below to visit the official MTC website.

Required Reading

1. Joy Starts Here by E. James Wilder
2. Released from Shame by Sandra Wilson
3. Suffering and the Heart of God by Diane Langberg
4. How to Counsel Survivors of Sexual Assault by Diane Langberg
5. Healing for the Wounded Heart by Dan Allender
6. Bondage Breaker by Neil T. Anderson

A 3-paragraph (minimum) response paper will be required after reading each book. An introduction to the book, a summary of the book’s contents, and your personal response to what you learned is the expected outline.

Two 2500 word essays will also be required on suggested topics:

1. Theodicy (the study of the goodness of God in relation to evil)
2. The impact of trauma on the whole person

Additional Resources

Certifications:

Vanguard University’s Certificate in Human Trafficking
https://www.vanguard.edu/academics/academic-programs/professional-studies/anti-human-trafficking-certificate

American Association of Christian Counselors/Light University
https://www.lightuniversity.com/dvd-courses/

Global Trauma Recovery Institute, Dr. Diane Langberg
https://missio.edu/global-trauma-recovery-institute/

Certificate in Spiritual Direction, Larry Crab, New Way Ministries
www.newwayministries.org

Life Ministries Counseling Certificate
http://life-ministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/LCM-Ten-Course-Program.pdf

Conferences:

Anabaptist Symposium
https://www.anabaptistawareness.org/

Encounter for Women (Like on Facebook and Instagram)

American Association of Christian Counselors Annual Conference (Like on Facebook)

Restore NYC trainings
https://restorenyc.org/services

Books:

Counseling/Sexual Trauma:
Broken Children, Grown Up Pain, Paul Hegstrom
Living from the Heart Jesus Gave You, E. James Wilder
The Gift of Pain, Paul Brand
Healing for Damaged Emotions, David Seamans
Understanding People, Larry Crabb
Hush, Nicole Braddock Bromley
Breathe, Nicole Bromley
On the Threshold of Hope, Dianne Langberg
In our Lives First, Dianne Langberg
The Wounded Heart, Dan Allender
Crisis Counseling, Norman Wright

Sex Trafficking/Prostitution:
SOLD, by Patricia Mccormick
Escaping the Devil’s Bedroom, Dawn Herzog Jewel
Not For Sale, David Batstone
The Slave Across the Street, Flores
Hooked, Mcilhaney and Bush
The Last Girl Nadia Murad
The Girl Who Escaped ISIS Farida Khalaf

Crisis Pregnancy:
Survivor Moms, Mickey Sperlich
When Survivors Give Birth, Penny Simkin
Pro Choice Answers to Pro Life Arguments, Randy Alcorn

Spiritual Warfare:
The Adversary, Mark Bubeck

Anti Trafficking Organizations/resources:

Shared Hope International
Exodus Cry
AIM anti-trafficking
Rescue Freedom
Destiny Rescue
A21
FAAST International
International Justice Mission
Love 146
Polaris Project

A Christ-Centered approach to working with victims of trauma.