Un*Silence Domestic Violence with Rev. Courtney Armento 

Are you ready to make a difference? Become a sensitive responder to domestic violence, the hidden epidemic


Discover How to Respond Sensitively with Courtney Armento


Courtney Armento graduated from Claremont School of Theology with an MDiv in 2019. She is driven to inspire the power of community to create systematic change, in that vein, she co-authored resolution GA-1928 with Rev. Yvonne McCoy, A Call to See and Respond to Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence (DV/IPV), which was adopted at the General Assembly for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in July, 2019. Courtney is certified in domestic violence crisis intervention.


Become Aware. Educate Yourself. Take Action.

Do your part to end the public health crisis of domestic violence now.

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 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. 


Isn't it time to do something about it? This course will assist you in awareness, education, and action.


Courtney Armento is here to 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. In this course, Un*Silence Domestic Violence, Courtney will guide you to:

1.     Empower yourself with the best practices so that you will know what to do and say – and what not to do and say – when domestic and intimate partner violence are made known to you

2.     Recognize signs of abuse so that you increase your awareness

3.     Discover sensitive ways to respond so that you empower those experiencing abuse

4.     Create an atmosphere of healing so that you can assist people who have been pressed into the margins

5.     Establish good policies for your church so that you can empower your congregation to be a safe haven


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 clergy and lay people alike. 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 – the time to act is now to stop this epidemic and promote empowerment and peace in our communities.

 People are suffering in silence in plain sight.


What's Included?

Watching for Red Flags

Discover the warning signs for domestic and intimate partner violence that is hidden in plain sight.

Creating Safe Space

You CAN create safe space with simple, effective techniques so that those who are suffering can have a space to breathe.

The Grief Process

Discover how to support people in their grief process as they begin to untangle themselves from abuse

Teens and Elders

Teens and elders have special considerations when they are experiencing abuse; discover how to support them and what to know

Broadening Awareness in Your Community

You are part of an entire community that can dramatically reduce domestic and intimate partner violence. Discover how in this module and get connected.


Courtney is providing you with an entire packet of material that will illuminate resources and easy "hacks" to implement in your context!

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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.