This webinar examines different causes and symptoms of trauma, especially trauma associated with incarceration.  It depicts how punitive approaches to incarceration in the U.S. significantly contribute to trauma not only experienced by persons who are incarcerated but also their families and loved ones.  Furthermore, it describes the spiritual crisis associated with trauma in prisoners and how prison ministers’ compassionate response can play a critical role in the healing process.

The presenters are Maria Morrison and Fr. Dustin Feddon.  Ms. Morrison is Senior Social Worker at the Equal Justice Initiative where she manages clinical and therapeutic services for clients who are currently or formerly incarcerated.  An experienced prison chaplain, Fr. Dustin serves as an administer for St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and Sacred Heart of Jesus parishes as well as Executive Director of Joseph House in the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee.  

To access the PowerPoint slides from this webinar, please click here.

CPMC is grateful that this webinar was produced by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and coordinated for us by the USCCB Office of Certification for Ecclesial Ministry and Service. To visit the USCCB Office of Certification for Ecclesial Ministry and Service web page, please click here.

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