Trauma 101: Practical tools for a pastoral response

Thank you to those priests, deacons, and parish pastoral ministers who attended the Nov. 10 and 11, 2021 workshop on Trauma 101. This workshop is now past.

It is rare to encounter anyone in our parishes who has not experienced a trauma in their life. Having a basic understanding of trauma and how it can impact those we serve can equip us with valuable tools and resources as we walk with so many who have been harmed and suffer the impacts of life altering events and experiences.

Trauma 101 will offer a clear and basic understanding of trauma and the emotional, psychological, physical, and spiritual impact it can have on the lives of those we serve. The workshop will provide very practical and effective responses to receive parishioners and point them to care that offers the hope of healing.

Wednesday, November 10 | 10am-2pm
St. Pius X Parish | Parish Life Center
52553 Fir Rd., Granger, IN 46530

Thursday, November 11 | 10am-2pm
St. Mary Mother of God Parish | Oechtering Hall
1101 Lafayette St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Cost: $10 | Lunch provided

Featuring Fr. Ken Schmidt

Fr. Ken Schmidt is a Catholic priest of the Diocese of Kalamazoo, MI, where he currently serves as the diocesan Advocate for Priestly Ministry and Support. He has worked for the past 17 years with individuals and small groups as well as canonists, formators for religious communities, and congregations.
Fr. Schmidt has earned a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Besides serving at many parishes, he has also served in various roles in the diocesan Tribunal and has earned a doctorate in canon law. He is a cofounder of the Trauma Recovery Program in the Diocese of Kalamazoo, and cofounder and Executive Director of Trauma Recovery Associates. Fr. Schmidt has published in the areas of canon law, pastoral theology, psychology, and spirituality. 


Advance registration is required. Lunch is included. 

Wednesday, Nov. 10 | 10am-2pm
St. Pius X Parish, Granger

Thursday, Nov. 11 | 10am-2pm
St. Mary Mother of God Parish, Fort Wayne