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AZTIFC (Arizona Trauma Informed Faith Community)

The Faithful City (TFC).


AZTIFC Mission

Building resilient faith-based organizations as trauma informed community to facilitate sensitive care, training, resource sharing, advocacy and social movement, not compromising own faith tradition but multiplying collaboration in the community for the greater good.


AZTIFC – Tracks

Each track is a field where our community develops the group of leaders who are experts in that area, related to trauma and faith such as, addiction/recovery, mental health family support, children & ACEs, veterans, refugees, human trafficking, pastoral care, spiritual formation and mindfulness, court system and first responders, healing the whole person, SMI advocacy, historical trauma, etc. The Resilient Church Conference is the yearly gathering of the leaders to advance each field with the passionate collaboration.  


THe 2nd Annual Resilient Church Conference

Friday, February 8, 2019 (830 am – 430 pm) at Pure Heart Church, Glendale, Arizona

Keynote speakers:

Pastor Dan Steffen (Pure Heart) and Lee Pioske (Crossroads)

Maria Cristina Fuentes (Governor's Office Youth, Faith and Family) and Marcia Stanton (Phoenix Children's Hospital & ACE Consortium)

Dr. Robert Rhoton (Arizona Trauma Institute)

Pastor Aubrey Barnwell (First New Life) and Charity Norton (Faith Solution to Mental Health)

Becky Haas (Ballad Health, Tennessee) and Dr. Andrea Clements (East Tennessee State University)


AZTIFC – Organizations

This is a project to build a trauma informed congregation or organization by saturating the trauma informed care knowledge and lifestyle from top to bottom of the organization. It takes several times of trainings, surveys, follow up meetings with genuine dialogues and accountability to change individual lifestyle and organizational culture.


AZTIFC – Regional Leadership in Phoenix

AZTIFC-West - Brenda Cochran (Pure Heart Church)

Meetings are usually held on the second Tuesday 10-1130 am. Next: February 12 at Pure Heart (14240 N 43rd Ave, Glendale, AZ 85306) The big gathering and training: Saturday, March 30. 2019


AZTIFC-CSP (Central and South Phoenix) - Jaylynn Smith & Katrina Harrell (First New Life Church)

Meetings are usually held on the third Monday 130-3 pm. Next: February 18 at First New Life (1902 W Roeser Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85041) The big gathering and training: Saturday, June 1. 2019


AZTIFC-East - Dave Beach (Ascend Church)

Meetings are usually held on the forth Tuesday 1330-3 pm. Next: February 26 at Children’s Dental Village Conference Room (7360 S McClintock Dr, Tempe, AZ 85283) The big gathering and training: Saturday, August 24.


AZTIFC-North - Dawn Farmer (Desert Springs Bible Church)

Meeting schedules are in the discussion. First meeting: Tuesday, March 26. 2019. 10-1130 am at Desert Springs Bible Church (16215 N Tatum Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85032)

For more info reach out to Pastor Rev. Sanghoon Yoo, MSW, MDiv

Founder of TFC & AZTIFC, Executive committee member of Arizona ACE Consortium

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