South Africa’s historical and cultural contexts have often been the subject of study and conversations on gang violence, drug abuse, broken families, racism, and other forms of oppression. Now, South Africa wants to grow: to engage in hard conversations, to do better, and to use the abundance of the country for economic growth. However, the pains of the past are keeping most of the country tied in cycles of pain. In a world where money needs to be made, bills need to paid, and oppression is now illegal, the effects of trauma can be overlooked even as they prevent communities and individuals from higher education, healthy family growth, and productive jobs. However, when the of effects trauma are understood, places of work, learning, and worship can become environments where the whole person is engaged.
Courageous Care sojourns with organisations, churches, schools, and families to:
Teaching the effects of trauma and healing
Intervention plans for healing relationships
Coaching to implement values that promote justice, health, growth, and creativity
Bringing hope and dignity to hurting people.