Domestic Abuse Advocacy within the Faith Community
This extensive training for Domestic Abuse advocates will explore a variety of issues faced by many survivors of domestic violence within the faith-based Community. The overall aim of the training, as a whole, is to guide participants through a process of raising awareness, broadening perspective, inviting reflection, sparking commitment, and generating new responses at the individual practitioner and agency levels.
TRAINING OBJECTIVES AND OUTCOMES
This training will:
Describe the impact of domestic violence and other lifetime trauma in the lives of people within the faith communities
Examine the particular issues survivors face when dealing with both domestic violence and their Faith
Explore the need for collaboration between domestic violence advocates, Faith leaders, and community leaders.
Identify barriers to collaboration, and introduce strategies for addressing the barriers to collaboration.
Practical tools and recommendations for victims and survivors of violence and abuse within the faith communities.
8.30am-9am. Registration/continental breakfast
9.00am- 9.10am Opening Prayers
9.10am- 9.15 am Welcome
9;15am- 10;15am Setting the Stage for Collaboration
Introduction and overview
Definitions and Concepts
Core issues for Collaborations Distinct Contributions
10;20am-11.00am: Developing a Shared Understanding(part one)
Defining the Needs
11.00am- 11.10 Tea Break
11;10- 12.00 Developing a Shared Understanding(part Two)
Introduction to Trauma Theory and its Implication for Advocacy including a framework for incorporating Trauma and Social Justice perspectives and critical issues for Faith Response and independent living needs of the survivors
12.30- 13.30 Faith Response to the Domestic Violence Survivors.
Trauma Informed Approach
Creating a Welcoming Environment
Responding to Crises
13.30-13.40 Short Break
13.40- 14. 30 Conclusions and Next Steps
14.30- 14;40 presentation of certificates of attendance.
The next steps will involve a practical discussion encouraging the participants to think about how to ensure that all survivors of domestic violence have access to the resources they need. This will be done by answering a few questions and making some commitments
14;45-15 05 Feedbacks and Closing.