Training is available for churches and other ministries who desire to gain more awareness and education in the area of domestic abuse. Attendees will feel better educated and equipped in order to support women within their church or community who may come to them looking for help. For your information, since most victims are women, we refer to them as victims and men as abusers. That said, we certainly acknowledge that there are women who abuse and men who are victims.
Although shorter training options are available, a full training seminar consists of a four-hour PowerPoint presentation along with several video clips and breaks. The presentation can also be lengthened to include the effects of domestic abuse on children, as well as, teen dating abuse. For local Portland, OR churches, Diane is available to speak to women’s groups and monthly pastor’s meetings, among other venues, on this devastating issue for any length of available time.
Topics covered in a full training seminar:
Part 1: The Dynamics of Domestic Abuse
- What is Domestic Abuse
- Types of Abuse
- Power and Control Wheel
- Cycle of Violence
- Warning Signs
- Why Does a Man Abuse
- Why Does a Women Stay
Part 2: Best Practices When Helping Both Victim and Abuser
- Three Goals of Church Leadership
- Scriptural Response to Submission and Divorce
- 12 Reasons Why Couples Counseling is Not Recommended
- Do’s and Don’ts When Helping a Victim
- Do’s and Don’ts When Helping a Husband Who is Abusive
- Keys to Prevention
- Local, State and National Resources
Please contact us for more information, if needed.