Free Trauma Training at Ligstad.

Calling all child-minders and adults that work with children!
A free trauma workshop, specifically designed to build Trauma-Competent caregivers, will be held at Ligstad in Alberton North, corner Van Riebeeck Avenue and Gerrit Maritz Street, Alberton North.

The course is scheduled to take place over two Saturdays, 27 May and 3 June 2017 and the attendance times are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The course is intensive (normally 18 hours and shortened here to 12).

Coffee, Tea and snack lunches will be supplied (groups are asked bring contributions – speak to Alida).

RSVP: Alida Jooste at 011-907-0517 or alida.jooste@ligtsad by Wednesday 24th May 2017 by 9.30 a.m.

This course was developed and written under LAMb international founders, mainly by the Johnstons.

Training for trauma awareness (Ruby and Lynn Johnson)
LAMb International Learning and Development Center (All Rights Reserved).
Much material is from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network Trauma Toolkit

Ruby and Lynn Johnston are the founders of LAMb International and have constructed this course (one of many), particularly meant for carers of orphans but is also suitable for any adult who needs to help a child suffering from the results of trauma.
Ruby and Lynn Johnson’s profile: foster parents; adopted daughter; 6 children; 11 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren.
Ruby’s profile:

Our background is training – personally, I was the former director of the Canadian Institute for Human Services – a branch of the USA Institute for Human Services. I am a curricula writer, consultant in Organizational Development, etc. My background is business, with a BS in Business Administration, MS in Organizational Development and PhD work in OD as well. I am also a Licensed Social Worker from the USA, with over 30 years working in the child and family/child protection system.

The ministry of LAMb was started in 2002 and is focused on doing what we did in the secular world – now focused on orphans. During my secular work, I started Child Welfare training systems in many USA states and several Canadian provinces, working with state and provincial government offices for this to happen. All our team members have similar backgrounds.

Now, we work globally for the cause of the orphan – and have worked in Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Mexico, USA, Canada, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Belarus, Poland, Armenia, Tajikistan, Mongolia, Thailand, and Indonesia. We will also be doing training soon in Cambodia, Haiti and Japan.

The course at Ligstad will be presented by Bev van Rensburg (MTh) and Ansie Joubert (BA hons.) with Sarah Brown as assistant.

Trainers’ Background
Bev van Rensburg – MTh in Practical Theology (Children in Crisis: Imperatives and Strategies for the Church in South Africa).
Work experience:
Educator: Primary, Secondary then Tertiary institutions- Student Counsellor and tutor for Children and Youth Ministry courses and for Christian Relationships for the South African Theological Seminary.
South African Director for Apples of Gold, a Titus 2 Mentorship Ministry where women are trained in these principles. She trains teens and their mentors, using her discipleships books which emanated from her concerns for crisis issues of absent fathers, need for sexual purity, and other crisis issues. Books include: Where are You, Father? (Need to welcome Father God into the home), Destined for Pure Love (concerning sexual purity, gender and healing) and Children in Crisis Manual (covering fundamental crisis issues to help youth and their mentors to come alongside hurting peers with some understanding).
Bev is co-training LAMb International trauma awareness and competency together with Sarah Allen.

Ansie Joubert – BA Hons in Training Management
Work Experience: Ansie enjoys equipping others and has done so by designing and presenting a variety of training in different fields. She is concerned about the trauma that people are experiencing in our day and is therefore busy equipping herself to facilitate the resolution of trauma. Orphans and abused children carry special weight in her heart.

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