Center for Interfaith Cooperation

Hoosiers of Many Faiths in Community

“Youth, Trauma and Spirituality” — luncheon and beyond

Youth, Trauma Spirituality
Wednesday, November 14 12:00-1:30 pm

Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center 1100 W. 42nd St.


Join us at the last event of our fall series: Part IV: Youth, Trauma, and Spirituality.  The NAMI Ending the Silence Coordinator Joanna Goff and Center for Interfaith Cooperation will facilitate conversation about how congregations can increase understanding and prevention of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). The ACEs model is a research-based, usable assessment and public health model for understanding, mitigating, and ultimately preventing the impact of childhood traumas. Preview the ACEs assessment here, and continue learning about the intersections of adverse childhood experiences with spirituality at our final luncheon of 2018. We have only a few spots left. If you wish to come and have not yet RSVP’d, please do so. Walk-ins are welcome, but lunch may be limited.

This event is final part of our 2018 trauma-informed care series “Walking with the Wounded: Supporting Trauma Survivors in Faith Communities.” But don’t worry, we’ll have more Interfaith Coalition for Mental Health events in 2019. In the meantime, here are some more upcoming discussions you may want to attend.

Mental Health & Your Family @ Care to Change
May 23 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Is one of your loved ones struggling with anxiety or depression and you aren’t sure how to help? Come learn what you can do to make a difference.

Suicide Prevention @ Care to Change
May 30 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Learn if your loved one is considering suicide and what you can do to help.

Community Building: Resiliency Across Sectors @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center
Jun 19 @ 11:45 am – 1:30 pm

How effective are prison ministries at addressing mental health problems of prisoners during and after their incarceration?

Each Interfaith Coalition for Mental Health luncheon concentrates on a specific mental health practice or accessible tool individuals can use in their congregations. Together, the luncheons outline a “core curriculum” of how best to address basic, ubiquitous mental health needs of faith communities. The curriculum is designed so that individuals who attend every luncheon will be generally equipped and knowledgeable about mental health community resources.

ICMH presents our last event of the Spring 2019 Series: Community Building: Resiliency Across Sectors.

We now ask for an admission fee of $5. Because we have often reached our RSVP capacity, ICMH makes this change to accommodate everyone who wishes to attend. We will accept walk-ins.

Scholarships are available: click here to fill out a scholarship request.

Jerry Webb, left, Jay Cody and Jesse Smith listen during a prayer service led by Deacon Ted Welsh, of St. Joseph Parish in Madison, Tenn. The deacon leads the weekly service for former prisoners who are making the transition back into society after their release. The prayer service was held at the Aphesis House, a halfway house in Madison, which several men in transition now call home. (CNS photo/Andy Telli, Tennessee Register) (Feb. 18, 2014) See FAITH-PRISONERS Feb. 18, 2014.

Substance Addiction Ministry Recovery Mass: Prayer for those struggling @ Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral
Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Substance Addiction Ministry Recovery Mass: Prayer for those struggling @ Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Addiction touches many people’s lives, but it is something that few of us really discuss. Addiction should not be battled alone! It impacts the individual, family, and community-we all know someone who is affected by an addiction of some sort. Please join Archbishop Thompson and Substance Addiction Ministries of Archdiocese of Indianapolis on August 14 at 7:00 pm for a Substance Addiction Ministry Mass at Ss. Peter and Paul Cathedral (1347 North Meridian St, Indianapolis 46202), where we will lift up in prayer those who are afflicted and affected by addictions. A reception and refreshments will be available immediately following Mass in the Cathedral Parlor. Please contact us at with any questions.

Church Leader Roundtable – Tackling Hard Topics @ Care to Change Counseling
Sep 17 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Care to Change tackles hard topics with church leaders at this quarterly roundtable. September 17th topics include mental health and suicide. How to recognize signs, how to intervene, and how to resopnd when suicide strikes your church. Space is limited and breakfast is provided so registration is required to attend. Registration starts April 30.

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