In 2021, Lost Sparrows hosted our first annual conference on developmental trauma. Two hundred and fifty people sat through a long, but encouraging and informative day of speakers addressing various issues surrounding trauma. We felt like it was a great start, but we could do better. So we are excited to share that we are hosting our second annual Trauma Conference this October 14-15 in Winona Lake, Indiana.
Lost Sparrows Trauma Conference is for anyone wanting to learn more about developmental trauma and the impact of early childhood adversity. We hope you will join us as we learn from leading experts more about the human experience, the impact of traumatic experiences, and how to better help those in pain.
The following was shared by one of our conference attendees. We appreciate her sharing her thoughts.
As I’ve studied scripture on parenting and read endless books on biblical parenting, I could not for the life of me figure out why I couldn’t measure up. Why this task seemed EXTRAORDINARILY difficult until I stumbled across Lost Sparrows… I remember standing at the conference frozen and staring off into space thinking “You got to be kidding me,” ALL this time this is what is going on? Trauma??? I rarely thought of the word trauma before and certainly didn’t really apply it to myself or my children. Since the conference I have deep dived into trauma, shame, the way the brain is affected by trauma, and my son and I are in the midst of trauma counseling (EMDR) because I believed everything I heard at this conference, and it has been life changing (to say the least). I have been able to break free from sin that had been so confusing for me for YEARS. I am eternally grateful for Stacey Gagnon and the life work she does! Seriously! I encourage ANYONE that has childhood trauma to attend. Seriously! I especially encourage anyone who works with people in a church, school, or other vulnerable place to attend. Be curious, be open minded. Not everyone grew up in safety and nurturing situations like you. God’s word is sufficient, but He uses beautiful, wonderful tools to help us break through hard things in this world.
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Groups of 10 or more qualify for a discount until September 1st. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
There may be limited scholarships available for this year's conference.
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