Chaplain Officers Get Certificate
……In Trauma Healing
Over twenty (20) Chaplain officers from the Liberia Immigration Service (LIS) , Liberia National Police (LNP) Liberia National Fire Service (LNFS) Monrovia City Police (MCP) and Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) among others have been certificated from a – two day intensive training in trauma Healing.
Trauma healing training was organized from the America Bible Society (ABC) in Liberia.
This institution is involved in teaching institutions, individuals and organizations about Christianity. It is currently located between 11th and 12th streets in Monrovia.
The chaplain officers from these institutions were selected by their institutions to represent the Government of Liberia at this training.
Speaking after their participation of the training, the participations told this paper that the program was intended to trained chaplain officers of the Government of Liberia in trauma issues.
According to them, people who have a heart wound and are feeling uncomfortable shall be listen to by giving them the chance to share their pain, and assuring them that their stories will not be told to others.
They said the following questions are helpful in the progress when interacting with people suffering from trauma: 1. what happened?
- How did you feel?
- What was the hardest part for you?
They said people who suffer from trauma if their problems will keep them from taking care of themselves and families need professional counsellor.
The Chaplain Officers were taught on how to love others by helping them to carry their load.
In furtherance of their training, they explained that they were told of the significant in helping one another’s burdens, and in this way they said that this mandate is in compliance with God’s words.
‘’Our hearts can be wounded when we are overwhelmed with intense fear, helplessness, or horror (Ps. 109:22). This is referred to as trauma. It can happen in the face of death, serious injury, rape, or other faced sexual activity. Our hearts can be wounded, or traumatized, when we hear of some else’s bad experience, especially if that person is a close family member or friend,’’ They said.
The following officers participated in the two days trauma healing training: Robert F. Saah, Tinisi G. S. Davies, Hawa S. Tulay- Zegban and Patience N. Goffa.
The training was well attended by officers of the Liberia National Police (LNP), Liberia National Fire Service (LNFS), Monrovia City Police (MCP) including other institutions in Liberia. Writes: Maj. Laurie Massaquoi-Page