Rev. Sanghoon Yoo, the founder of The Faithful City (TFC), has led ministries and social services in the Phoenix metropolitan area for over two decades. He holds Master’s degrees in Social Work (MSW) and in theology (MDiv). He also founded “Arizona Trauma Informed Faith Community (AZTIFC),” collaborating with Arizona ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Consortium. He is certified in spiritual direction, ACEs training, trauma informed care, mindfulness leadership, historical trauma, and many other trainings.
With AZTIFC, he organizes a statewide conference, providing regional monthly meetings, professional field development, and collaborating with numerous organizations from diverse sectors. He also offers trauma informed care training, trauma informed organizational and systematic change consultation, and trauma informed faith-care discipleship. Recently he became the chair of the faith-based committee at a national coalition, Campaign for Trauma Informed Policy and Practice (CTIPP).
Changing Your Organizational Culture for Optimized Trauma Informed and Mental Health Care Trauma Informed Care (TIC) has been recognized as seeking solutions for trauma related pathological problems. However, recent neuroscience development discovers our body is designed to have abnormal responses to trauma to survive better, which are not culturally well accepted. Instead, re-traumatized reactions and mentally ill behaviors are judged unfairly or bullied tragically. Based on brain science and socio-ecological model, a paradigm shift from “Working For” to “Being With” will be introduced. Also, this workshop will illustrate the roadmap on how to implement systematic and cultural changes for optimized trauma informed care, inviting frontline practitioners, teachers, faith leaders, and organizational staff members from various sectors to help change our communities.
Trauma Informed Care (TIC) is a national movement that follows the paradigm of the socio-ecological model. In this paradigm, individuals, groups, communities, and all social sectors are dynamically interconnected, which emphasizes the importance of community collaboration. Accordingly, building a trauma informed community and increasing collaborative partnership is pivotal for the optimization of TIC. Based on the presenter’s expertise and experience, this workshop challenges a traditional model of community collaboration with projects and deliverables. Instead, a new paradigm of TIC science and community building will be introduced, emphasizing servant leadership, the power of with, cultural humility, and enriching community wealth.