Education Workshop

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Cost: No charge! Thank you very much, LCEF for making this opportunity available!


Who should come? This workshop is intended for faculty and staff at IDE Schools and Early Childhood Centers and for IDE Pastors.


Registration: Registration is needed to arrange adequate seating and table space. Please register online by August 1. Registration will likely be open after that date, but your registration before August 1 is appreciated.

Tentative Schedule

8:45 AM Welcome & Devotions

9:00 – 10:00 Session I: Compassion Fatigue

10:00 – 10:15 Break

10:15 – 11:15 Session II: A Teacher’s Guide to Resilience

11:15 – 11:30 Break

11:30 – 12:30 Session III: Caring for the Transgender Child

12:30 – 12:45 Wrap Up & Closing

The plan is for this to take place in Trinity’s church basement.

Being Prepared! is the theme for this IDE Education Workshop being held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cedar Rapids on August 16, 2021. School administrators, teachers, directors of early childhood centers, and pastors are welcome to attend as the topics of Compassion Fatigue, Resilience, and Caring for the Transgender Child are discussed.


Our presenter is Dr. Bev Yahnke is the Executive Director for Christian Counsel. Previously, she has served as Professor of Psychology and Department Chair at Concordia University Wisconsin. Early in her tenure at CUW, she was named as “Faculty Laureate”  for excellence in teaching. Yahnke has also received the University’s “Dettmann Award for Dedicated Service “.


Dr. Yahnke worked for 20 years in private practice at the clinic she founded, Christian Counseling Services in Milwaukee.  CCS was devoted to providing care for clients of faith, including church workers and their families. Yahnke has written numerous articles about psychology, education and faith, and is a frequently invited speaker for clergy and educator conferences at home and abroad.