Thursday, November 12, 2009

Responding to Domestic Violence in Communities of Faith: Training for Clergy, Lay Leaders & Spiritual Activists


Responding to Domestic Violence in Communities of Faith: A Training for Clergy, Lay Leaders, and Spiritual Activists

A two-day training exploring the complex spiritual, theological and practical issues that intimate partner violence raises. Faith communities can play a powerful role in addressing the epidemic of domestic violence.

This training will enable participants to:

  * Gain a basic understanding of the complex dynamics of intimate partner abuse and effects on individuals, families and communities.
  * Learn about intervention strategies: practices and resources needed to help keep victims/survivors safe, and abusers accountable.
  * Explore approaches to the challenging pastoral, theological and spiritual issues that abuse and violence in the family raise.
  * Develop strategies for how you and your community of faith can play a critical role in breaking the silence and preventing domestic violence.

Dates: 12/3/09 & 12/10/09

3 West 29th Street, 9th Floor
Between 5th Avenue & Broadway
New York City, NY

Directions by train: R,W to 28th Street | Q,N,F,V,B,D to 34th Street

You must pre-register to attend. Contact Sally MacNichol at: 212.683.0015 x216.

CONNECT is dedicated to the prevention and elimination of family and gender violence

1 comment:

Darkness to Light said...

This looks like an awesome training! Responding well to violence is maybe the best way to work towards ending it...