Discover How to Respond Sensitively with Courtney Armento
Together, we can respond and help end the public health crisis of abuse.
Domestic and intimate partner violence is a hidden epidemic that affects 1 in 3 women, 1 in 4 men, and 1 in 3 teens. This is shocking, and yet it's so epidemic that it's become commonplace.
This means that a *big* part of your community has or will suffer from domestic or intimate partner violence, even if you don’t know about it.
Yet, most churches and clergy are not trained to deal with domestic or intimate partner violence. Even worse, many evangelical churches encourage women in abusive marriages to remain there. Together, we can reverse this horrific pattern and create safe spaces within our churches to offer healing and actual support.
But … how do you do that exactly? That’s what Courtney is ready to show you. Un*Silence Domestic Violence will assist you in awareness, education, and action.
Courtney will help you deepen your understanding of how to be present for people who have experienced domestic or intimate partner violence AND take care of yourself in the process. You will become equipped to provide a soft place to land and
This course empowers you to:
Bonus: Receive a toolbox of resources and hacks for survivors that will support their flourishing so that you can be maximally effective. Let’s make our commitment count by following through with education and action so that we can reduce domestic and intimate partner violence in our lifetimes.
This course is for all church leaders, clergy and lay. Clergy have a responsibility to understand and reduce domestic and intimate partner violence, and lay people are vital to providing listening ears to people in need. We're all in this together. Don’t wait – people are suffering in plain sight. The time to act is now to stop this epidemic and promote empowerment and peace in our communities.
A few nuts and bolts for you:
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This course was developed at Disciples Seminary Foundation (DSF) as part of the DSF Discover program. We are thrilled to continue this material in this format with the permission of DSF, and 10% of your tuition is contributed to DSF.