International Center for Trauma Education & Care

The Center’s main goal is to help facilitate long-term healing from trauma. We offer trauma-informed awareness, education, and tools to support healing in organizations, churches, and communities across the world.

Working with other partner departments and organizations, faculty and students at Andrews University’s School of Social Work provide people with the knowledge and skills to recognize and begin recovery from traumatic events. Our educational approaches are holistic, spiritually-informed, culturally sensitive and long-lasting. 

In the News

AdventistReview, April 2022  

"Message of Restoration Permeates Trauma Training at Andrews University." - Program is an attachment-based intervention designed to meet the needs of vulnerable children.

Andrews Agenda, April 2022

"Trauma Center Trains Local Leaders" - Message of Restoration Guides Trauma Training at Andrews University

The Herald Palladium, April 2022

"Andrews professors give mental health training to Ukrainian, Polish aid workers."

North American Division Health Ministries, January 2021

"Trauma And the Sanctuary -Creating an Environment of Support for Traumatized Individuals in Faith Based Organizations"

Lake Union Herald, January 2020

"International Trauma Education Center Opens at Andrews University"


RESTORED Mental Health

These seven videos were produced in partnership with the Health Ministries Deptarment of the North American Division. We are thankful for their on-going collaborations.

Be Present







The following resources were created in conjunction with the Adventist Learning Community, a part of the North American Divison of Seventh-day Adventist

Mental Health Training for Educators

Mental Health Training Toolkit


Trauma-related Publications by our Team:

Best Practices for Trauma-Informed Preaching 

Creating a Trauma-Informed College Campus

The Impact of Trauma: How Do We Present Jesus to Those So Fractured?

Revealing Jesus in the Learning Environment: Experiences of Christian Educators 





Use this link to hear Erick share his testimony about the importance of trauma awareness in the church. 


Training pastors and church leadership in faith-based trauma-informed  practices helps them in responding to the needs of the congregation and community by integrating this knowledge into the planning of ministries, policies, and stewardship of the church's resources.


May the God of hope fill you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope...

Romans 15:13

Hands-on Education

Social Work students get plenty of experience as they provide training.

"The opportunity to bring awareness and empower people to heal from their trauma is both a privilege and a responsibility." Joanna Rivera

"Jesus is in the business of bringing people restoration. If I can have any part in His ministry of healing, I consider that an honor." Katelyn Campbell

Our History

From the local communities near Andrews University to the far reaches of the globe, there are countless people who live with the weight of past and present trauma in their lives. But faculty and staff at our Center believe that healing from trauma is possible. Read more here.


Interested in having our trauma team come speak to your group?  Want to join a trauma education course or just have some questions? Send us a message at or by calling (269) 471-3559.


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If you would like to support the Center's work, you can use this link to make a donation.