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January 25-26th 2010:  Trauma Seminar

Due to the severity of the earthquake everyone in Haiti (and every Haitian around the world) has been effected; homes were destroyed, places of employment were demolished, and loved ones were lost.  Even if someone were fortunate enough to escape these three tragedies, there is still the constant strain of being around those that have.  These factors contribute to substantial emotional and psychological trauma that the Haitian people must endure on top of all the physical destruction. 

We believe that the church must also address these issues.  To accomplish this Shabach Ministries International held a two day seminar for training on how to deal with trauma victims.  There were about 325 people in attendance.  We were furthermore honored to have George Rhoades from Hawaii and Patrice Weibezahl from Canada come and speak at the seminar (both are psychologists).

The first day lessons were given and then all of the attendants were sent out to put into practice what they learned.  On the second day they were evaluated and more lessons were given.  We were blessed to be able to provide lunches for all of the attendants.