Understanding Trauma & Messengers of Hope Bundle
The newest publication written and developed by Dismas Ministry is Understanding Trauma: A Training Resource for Catholics in Prison Ministry. This new resource provides an examination of trauma, with the understanding that many people behind bars were perpetrators of trauma, but victims of trauma as well. As the saying goes, “Hurt people hurt people.” This publication is not an exhaustive study or explanation of trauma, but serves as a guide to help prison volunteers recognize the signs of trauma during their visits, as well as provides resources that may be helpful to both the prison visitor and the prisoner. This cost for this resource is $12.50.
Understanding Trauma is a companion piece to Messengers of Hope: A Catholic Prison Ministry Training Resource, which is a single volume that covers a wide range of subjects pertinent to those who are interested in prison ministry or are already engaged in it. Messengers of Hope comes with a companion DVD of Catholics speaking personally of their experiences with the incarcerated. This resource is $15.