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An Online Resource Library on Gender-Based Violence.

Domestic Violence: A Focus Guide for Clergy and Religious Leaders

General Material
Published Date
January, 1996

This is a public health guide developed by a committee of faith community representatives and victim services providers.

The key prevention and education resources provided in this guide include:

  • Suggestions for worship including a model sermon on domestic violence;
  • Adapted Power and Control and Equality wheels which relate various components to Bible scripture; and
  • General suggestions for creating a helpful environment to respond to domestic violence within the congregation.

The guide also highlights pastoral counseling tips including a discussion of the effects of spoken, unspoken and internalized messages on victims of domestic violence who may be part of the congregation.

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