Be prepared when violence is made known to you
Christians are called to make a difference in reducing domestic and intimate partner violence through awareness, education, and action. Are you ready to be part of the force that reduces what the CDC has named as a pandemic health crisis?
The truth is that 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.
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 the upcoming 5 hour class, Un*Silence Domestic Violence, Courtney will guide you to:
- 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
- Recognize signs of abuse so that you increase your awareness
- Discover sensitive ways to respond so that you empower those experiencing abuse
- Create an atmosphere of healing so that you can assist people who have been pressed into the margins
- 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 ministry IS Courtney's calling. You are in great hands in receiving 5 hours of mentoring with her.
Are you a lay person? We urge you to consider attending alongside clergy. Lay people are critical for reducing domestic and intimate partner violence. All those in Christian leadership are welcomed in this class.
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.