Correctional Ministries and
Chaplains Association

Trauma Healing Grant


Bible-based Trauma Healing Trainer Grants

The Institute for Prison Ministries, Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College is providing Trauma Healing Trainer grants for Christian correctional ministry workers to equip them to lead healing groups with the incarcerated and formerly incarcerated.  This grant is made possible through the generous funding of the American Bible Society’s Trauma Healing Institute.  CLICK HERE FOR LINK TO ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Bible-based TRAUMA HEALING TRAINING helps individuals discover freedom from the cycle of trauma and incarceration.  Our approach:
  • Leverages mental health best practices
  • Guides individuals to the transformative power of the Word of God
  • Engages people with high or low literacy levels

During Trauma Healing sessions individuals confront their trauma and find healing through:
  • Safe conversations in groups, one-on-one with a trained facilitator
  • The biblical practice of lament which teaches individuals how to express their hurt to God
  • Artistic expression through drawing
Grant awards cover the training fees, materials, meals and housing while at the trainings.  IPM will make all training, meal and housing arrangements.  Grantees must cover their travel expenses for the three training dates.
Who is eligible?
Christian correctional chaplains, volunteers, and reentry workers serving the incarcerated and formerly incarcerated adults. Please note two individuals from a ministry or institution must attend all trainings.
Grant deadline is June 15, 2019.