Book: Survivor Care: What Religious Professionals Need to Know about Healing Trauma. Publisher: GBHEM (General Board of Higher Education and Ministry) with Wesley Foundery Books.
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Released October 2018
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Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault:
Article: How to Help a Victim of Violence
Article: Don’t drink? How about don’t rape?
Article: Toward an Inclusive Incarnation
Article: Blessed are you
Article: Transformative Anger
Book Chapter: Talking Taboo.
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Happy Hippy Jesus Show: The Power of Being Loud and Annoying with Dr. Christy Sim
Book dedication in A.J. Downey‘s book, “A Brother At My Back: The Sacred Brotherhood Book VI.” Information about the book is available here.
Quoted, Reviewed, Interviewed, or Cited in Articles:
Review: The Christian Century. Ruth Everhart: Trauma Survivors in your Congregation. How Will you Help them Heal? June 3, 2019. “The practical application here is crucial. Pastors need to move beyond an emphasis on talk therapy (which is cognition-based) and help survivors access tools that engage traumatic memories as they come in through the low road (which lies outside the realm of cognition).”
Review: Christian Feminism Today: A Book Review of Survivor Care by Rev. Darcy Metcalf.“Christy Gunter Sim’s Survivor Care speaks directly to persons who have survived trauma and all people who support survivors. She writes with clarity and sincerity as a survivor, professional, and clergy member. These particular standpoints give her exceptional insight into reimagining who the church is called to be and how it is called to minister to those who have survived abuse and trauma.”
Review: The Christian Librarian. Jaclyn Lee Parrott Eastern Washington University. Parrott, Jaclyn Lee (2019) “Sim’s “Survivor care: What religious professionals need to know about healing trauma” (book review),” The Christian Librarian: Vol. 62 : Iss. 2 , Article 28. Available at: https://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/tcl/vol62/iss2/28 ” This book is recommended for any aspiring or practicing religious professionals who interact with those who have experienced traumatic incidences, namely, domestic violence or sexual assault.”
Quote: February 6, 2019: The Western PA Conference: “Survivor Care: Many clergy and pastoral-care professionals are unprepared to assist the victims of domestic violence who sit in their churches’ pews, writes Dr. Christy Gunter Sim in “Survivor Care: What Religious Professionals Need to Know About Healing Trauma,” a book recently published by the UMC Board of Higher Education and Ministry. Get details.”
Quote: January 22, 2019: #MeToo in Church: New Guide to Pastoral Care for Domestic Violence Survivors. “In my world, where I deal with survivors of violence daily, I see women in particular leaving the church in order to find healing elsewhere. The space that should be welcoming, loving and supportive becomes a source of greater agony and pain,” writes Sim. “… It is time to pay attention to this crucial issue in our faith communities, and this book is a guide for how to do that.”
Quote: October 2017, Quoted in a Sermon by Dr. Michael Gardner. Hope Dealers: God’s Incredible Love “I love the wisdom of Dr. Christy Sim, an abuse advocate, “The hard work of recovery is to empower women to claim their strength and their own hope.”
Quote: August 2017, Quoted in An Unfinished Symphony- Sermon by Deb Vaughn. SHEroes: Deborah and the Woman at the Well.
Quote: August 2017, Recommended on Pop Culture and Theology, Wonder Woman Article.
Quote: June 2017, Parents for Prevention (a part of the Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault): Article: When Kristoff Asks Anna For Consent
Interview: February 2017, SojournersArticle: “If We Cut VAWA, Domestic Violence Responders Can’t Do Their Jobs,” Interviewed by a partnership between IMA World Health and We Will Speak Out; interviewing Dr. Christy Sim.
Quoted from Interview: February 2017, We Will Speak Out: When the Phone Rings, VAWA.
Quote: November, 2016,Women and Church. Cited and quoted by the author.
Standing as Egalitarian: Women and Church, Abuse advocate Christy Sim
Quote: July 2016, Quoted in Verily Magazine. Mary Rose Somarriba. Article: 5 Ways We Can Teach Our Daughters to Fight Rape Culture(up to 836 shares)
Quote: June 2016, New Brunswick Canada: Women’s Equality. #WhatToSay A discussion on Twitter sparked the development of a new Blog post on “What to Say” to survivors of abuse. The author (Dr. Christy Sim) is still taking suggestions (in meme form) to add to her blog. These can be in English, French, or any other language you’d like!
Quote/Interview: May 2016, Patheos: Unfundamentalist Parenting with Cindy Brandt. Article: When Kristoff Asks Anna For Consent in Frozen (6964 shares as of 6-15-16 and 1K Likes)
Quote/Consult: December 2015, Cited by Ed Cyzewski in Christianity Today, Article: “Why Evangelicals Pray for Persecuted Pastors Rather Than Battered Women.”
Mentioned in Articles:
For Such a Time as This Rally, Southern Baptist Convention 2018: Christian Leaders: What You Need to Know about the Rally for Women at the SBC. June 7, 2018.
For Such a Time as This Rally, Southern Baptist Convention 2018: Black Christian News. June 6, 2018.
North Texas Facing Family Violence Conference 2017: Dr. Christy Sim, Speaker.
Crisis Response Ministry of Texas, Evening of Empowerment Update 2017, with guest speaker Dr. Christy Sim.
Kansas Governor’s Office, Dr. Christy Sim Presenting at the 2016 Crime Victims Conference on helping Professionals Play and Heal
YWCA of Topeka, Week Without Violence 2015 Guest Speaker for Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Spiritual Sounding Board, recommended as a Helpful Resource, Helping a Victim of Domestic Violence
Author of ‘Covering Up Luther,‘ appreciation to Christy Sim.
August 2018: Dr. Sim to appear after the Off Broadway show Heisenberg/Actually at Theater Three in Dallas Texas. Dr. Sim will talk about common behavior following violence and assault.
May 2017: Congratulations on Signing Book Contract
May 2016: Announces New Executive Director
Academia.edu (with multiple article links)
Meet the Team:
“Dr. Christy Sim is contracted with GBHEM Publishing, writing a book for professionals responding to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (scheduled for release Spring 2019).
Sim currently sits on the Institutional Review Board for Claremont School of Theology where she assesses care for vulnerable populations researched by PhD students.
She was previously the Executive Director of Stronger, an organization that provides healing tools for survivors of violence, and she spent time as the Accreditation and Technical Assistance Coordinator for the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence (KCSDV).
She graduated with a doctorate in Global Health and Wholeness with her main area of research in healing after violence. She has a chapter in the book Talking Taboo (Eds. Lane and Okoro; White Cloud Press, 2013) titled “Celebration of Strength.”