Diocesan Whole & Healthy Church training is designed to give a ground-floor, nuts and bolts understanding of how abuse and misconduct can affect our congregations and parishioners. This workshop has been designed to supplement that training to give congregations the tools to respond to domestic and intimate partner violence when they see the signs in their community.
This workshop is recommended for clergy, eucharistic ministers and visitors, lay leaders, mandated reporters, and other interested leaders and parishioners.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Pandemic and economic hardships only increase the levels of domestic violence. Clergy may be in contact with those needing specific help and lay people may find themselves encountering others in situations of domestic violence, and this course will put more resources at their fingertips when needs arise. This workshop will help participants
- Increase Awareness
- Identify Types of Intimate Partner Violence and Domestic Violence
- Understand the Impact to Family, Children & the Community
- Spot Red Flags for Victims and Persons who cause harm
- Begin assisting with Safety Planning
- Identify and Utilize Community Resources
Clergy: this workshop will count for 2 hours of continuing education.