Training seminars are available for churches and other ministries who desire to gain more awareness and education in the area of domestic abuse. Attendees will feel better educated and equipped in order to support those within their church or community who may come to them looking for help.
The training seminar consists of a three to four hour power point presentation with several video clips and breaks. The presentation can also be lengthened to include the effects of domestic abuse on children and teen dating abuse.
The first segment is designed to cover the dynamics of domestic abuse and violence. Some of the topics include: What is Domestic Abuse, Statistics, Types of Abuse, Warning Signs of Abuse, Why Does a Man Abuse, Why a Victim Stays.
The second segment discusses the complexities of this issue within the faith community. Some of the topics include: Three Goals of Church Leadership, Scriptural Issues Regarding Divorce and Submission, 12 Reasons Why Couples Counseling is Not Recommended, Do’s and Don’ts when working with the victim, as well as, the abuser and preventative measures that can be taken within a church. Local, state and national resources are taught, as well.
Typically, the host church will help to distribute information material announcing the seminar and provide refreshments. Further arrangements and a training agenda can be discussed.