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The 5 Best Ways to Start or Strengthen Your Ministry

(Without Breaking the Bank!)

 Written by Suzanne Burns


Would you love to see your ministry team reach new heights of effective service?

When you’re ready to give them dynamic training in overcoming people’s deeply ingrained obstacles to real transformation, bring in Suzanne Burns.


Your ministry is as unique as your clients. Let us create a program designed to serve your purposes, train your staff and be perfectly tailored to your organizational needs.

Interested in creating your own event, specific to your organization and your needs?

We can come in person or virtually!

Let the experts of BeCharityWise train your staff to understand how trauma, poverty mindset, and addiction have affected many in your community.

Toxic stress affects individual’s physical, mental, emotional, and financial state. Develop employee systems that work!

Understand the unique needs of trauma survivors. Recognize abuse victim’s triggers and read through their mixed messages to understand the truth!

Schedule a consultation with Suzanne today!

In-Person Options

  • Zoom or On-Site 
  • Tailored to suit your organization's needs
  • Recorded for your future use (Zoom only, unless you set up onsite recording)

Some of the topics include:

I. Introduction to Trauma and Toxic Stress (4 hour) 

  • How Trauma and Toxic Stress Affects Brain Development
  • Recognizing and Understanding Toxic-Stress Based Behaviors
  • Understanding Addiction and Recovery in Practical Ways
  • Domestic Violence Victim Response Cycle

II. Advanced Trauma Training (4 hours; Pre-requisite: Intro to Trauma and Toxic Stress)

  • Case Studies and Practical Exercises

III. Secondary Trauma and Self-Care for Helping Professionals (2 or 4 hour)

  • How to Not Take Work Home
  • Healing and Processing Traumas
  • Preventing PTSD and Related Challenges
  • Protecting Yourself when Relapse or Return is Their Choice

IV. Brain Chemistry, Trauma and Effective De-Escalation Strategies for First Responders

  • Keeping your Own Emotions In Check
  • How to Handle Drama Without Being "In" the Drama
  • Repeats and "Frequent Flyers"

V. 7 Phases of Case Management

  • From Initial call to successful completion of your program, gain an understanding of processes, documentation, and systems necessary.

 VI. School-focused (in person or Zoom) Trainings

  • Intro to Trauma & Toxic Stress
  • Secondary Trauma & Self-Care
  • Anti-Bullying & Suicide Prevention

Create your own ideal team training. Specializing in trainings for maternity homes and other non-profits, churches, foster and adoptive families, schools, and more! Develop your own perfect training program. Schedule a consultation with Suzanne today! 

Creating Breakthrough

When you work with people trapped in the poverty mindset, you may feel like you are more invested in their life-change than they are.

So how do you persevere and help those who don't trust you, or who can't believe that change is possible? Or worse: those who don't actually want change—just the free stuff you provide?  

You persevere by implementing trauma-informed strategies for creating breakthrough.  Strategies like these:

  • How to Master Adversity
  • 5 Highly Effective Tools for Leveling Mental Roadblocks
  • A Foolproof System for Accountability and Follow Through
  • Avoiding the 3 Blind Spots that Undermine Your Best Efforts
  • How to Use Risk to Motivate Change

To learn these strategies, bring Suzanne Burns in to share her hard-won expertise with your team. She’ll deliver insights gained through founding and leading a ministry of her own (Foundation House, a maternity home and training program for women in crisis), through her personal experience of crisis, and through her professional education.

With an MS in Marriage and Family Studies, Suzanne is also a Certified Family Trauma Professional. In addition, she is active in several organizations:

  • International Association of Trauma Professionals
  • National Center for Crisis Management
  • American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress
  • Executive Council for the National Maternity Housing Coalition
  • Southeast Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth

As a sought-after keynote speaker and leading authority on ministry to the poor and disenfranchised, Suzanne Burns translates trauma-informed theory into bottom-line results. Rest assured, your people will love hearing from her. And they will be inspired to achieve more for themselves, your organization, and, ultimately, for those you serve.

Her speaking schedule fills quickly, so we encourage you to contact her to set up a 15-minute call to determine if you are a good fit for each other. Click HERE to see Suzanne's open appointment calendar and book your conversation today!!

"I’ve learned so much! My ministry team is so much more effective now!"

"My relationship with my youth group has dramatically shifted now that I have a better understanding of the impact of trauma in many of their lives"

"I wholeheartedly recommend Suzanne Burns and Be Charity Wise to any church or ministry looking to start or strengthen an outreach ministry to the poor"

"Suzanne’s insights into poverty mindset and trauma have transformed how we serve our community."

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