Faith communities are becoming increasingly aware of the need to create an awareness of domestic violence within faith communities, as well as the need for training and education about the dynamics of domestic violence and the role that faith plays in individuals’ lives. Included in this section are training resources to assist faith leaders in more effectively addressing domestic violence within their communities.
The FaithTrust Institute offers training and consulting services for your congregation, denomination, seminary, or organization on the intersection of religion and domestic violence, healthy teen relationships, sexual violence, healthy boundaries for clergy, prevention of sexual abuse by clergy, and child abuse. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request a training to meet your needs.
Jewish Women International offers domestic violence prevention training opportunities that empower clergy, social workers, teachers, parents, lawyers, advocates, mental health professionals – everyone positioned to touch a child, teen, adult or family at risk.
The Rave Project offers online training series for pastors and Christian clergy on effectively responding to victims of domestic violence in the church. Materials guide faith leaders through understanding domestic violence, building bridges with the community, promoting healing, and offering hope and inspiration.
The United Church of Christ Webinar Archive offers a variety of presentations on preventing and responding to domestic violence in communities of faith.