Bringing trauma healing to women in Africa

sister.americanbible.org
October 2012

Trauma can be defined as an overwhelming event involving actual or threatened death, serious injury, or threat to person (e.g., actual or threatened assault, rape, or other destructive behavior) followed by a pattern of responses—enduring and sometimes enlarging—including intense fear, horror, helplessness, shame, self-disgust, and confusion that result in fear of the past, the future, and the present. …

She’s My Sister,™ an American Bible Society initiative, seeks to repair spiritual and emotional wounds caused by decades of brutal conflict. Addressing trauma is the first step toward restoring hope and beauty from horror’s ashes. …

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