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Open Doors, Open Hearts

Open Hearts, Open Doors 2

Exploring faith communities and invisible diversity

Special focus on PTSD and autism

Thursday, July 26, 2018

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Trinity Elms Health & Rehab

7449 Fair Oaks Dr., Clemmons, NC 27012


Open Hearts, Open Doors 2 will consist of small breakout sessions with a beginning and ending plenary time for listening, networking, and discussion.

Those in attendance will be in facilitated discussion with faith leaders as well as with persons who have experienced PTSD and people who live in neurodiversity – that is, on the spectrum with autism.

        We will offer a certificate for 6 contact hours of continuing education.*

*Most useful for clergy. Not for certified continuing education requirements for nursing, psychology, or other professional medical practices.


Rev. Beth Woodard, Trinity Elms campus chaplain –

Dr. Andy Hagler, executive director, Mental Health Agency in the Triad

Kim Shufran, founding director of iCan House, Winston-Salem


With help and support from

Steve McCarroll, events organization

Rev. Melissa Guthrie-Loy, Salvage Garden

Should I attend?

Yes, if:

·      You are a faith leader

·      You are interested in providing authentic and welcoming worship

·      You live in and among the communities of people with PTSD or autism

·      You love someone who does

·      You live with PTSD or autism and are part of a faith community

·      You live with PTSD or autism and aren’t part of a faith community

·      You want people to know why you are or aren’t

·      You wish you knew why people living with PTSD or autism are or aren’t

·      There’s something the planners are overlooking

o e-mail us!


Want to go?

·      Mark your calendars

·      Spread the word – invite yourself and others

·      Send an e-mail to asking for information

·      Signal your interest and we’ll let you know as soon as registration is open (by the third week in May).


Thank you for your interest, your opinions, and your support.

Open Hearts, Open Doors 2 promises to be outstanding continuing education!