The Faith Community Nurse Network provides at least four professional nursing education symposiums each year for contact hour credit. These programs feature perspectives specific to FCN practice and provide attendees the opportunity to learn, share, and network. Virtual programs take place on Zoom and allow FCNs across Minnesota – and beyond – to gather and connect. In 2023, we would like to broaden our reach and will also trial hybrid events.
2024 Symposium Details
“It is important to understand how ubiquitous trauma is in our society, what devastating effects it has on family life, workplace productivity, the ability to learn and take initiative, the ability to stay calm and focused, and the capacity to be compassionate…” (Bessel Van Der Kolk, Author: The Body Keeps the Score.)
Were you aware that:
- 1:4 members of a faith community have experienced a traumatic event in their lives that has had lasting effects on their physical, emotional, and/or spiritual health?
- Persons who have experienced 6 or more traumatic events are much more likely to suffer from mental illness, chronic diseases and their life span may be shortened by many years?
- Faith communities and health professionals can, unknowingly, re-traumatize these survivors by not understanding what trauma-informed care is?
We’re all aware of the mental health crisis in our country but may not realize the close connection between mental health disorders and traumatic events. Traumatic events can wound people by affecting their self-worth, their beliefs about the world, their judgment, decision-making and their whole-person health.
January 18, 2024 | 9:15 AM to 1:00 PM Central Time | Virtual – Zoom | Part 1: Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care: The Basics
We cover the definitions of trauma and trauma-informed care as well as the many types of trauma that can occur throughout the life span.
March 14, 2024 | 9:15 AM to 1:00 PM Central Time | Virtual – Zoom | Part 2: Trauma-Informed Care: Why and How?
How do we recognize trauma and provide the types of care that promote healing? Too often, our efforts can re-traumatize survivors. Learn strategies you can use in your unique setting.
June 13, 2024 | 9:15 AM to 1:00 PM Central Time | Hybrid, St Paul and MS Teams | Part 3: Mental Health and Trauma in Children and Youth
There is a mental health crisis in children and youth in the U.S. The leading cause of death in ages 10-24 is suicide. Trauma is often a contributing factor. Learn about common mental health disorders and signs indicating help is needed.
October 10, 2024 | 9:15 AM to 1:00 PM Central Time | Hybrid, St Paul and MS Teams | Part 4: Trauma: Help and Hope
In this session learn about new research on resiliency and protective factors that we can promote in our practice and communities.
All sessions will be recorded and available to individuals registered for the program & available for purchase afterwards.
These symposiums were designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Nursing criteria for 3 hours of continuing education for RNs. It is the responsibility of each participant to determine if the offering meets CE requirements for their profession.
Disclosure to Learners: It has been determined that there are no financial relationships with any individuals in a position to control content of this course.
Registration & Cost
- Cost of individual symposiums (MN FCN $40, Out of MN FCN $50, Non FCN $50, Student $15)
- Save when you register for the full series (MN FCN $145, Out of MN FCN and Non- FCN: $175, Student $55)
- Registration closes 72 hours prior to the program start time
This is event is brought to you by our Program Sponsors and Collaborative Partners. Please find out more about them by visiting our Exhibit Hall! Thank you to M Health Fairview and Hospice of the Midwest for sponsoring this specific event!