Domestic Violence Training for Pastors and Churches
From Focus Ministries: http://www.focusministries1.org
||In the Christian community, one in every four women experiences family violence. As the awareness and incidence of domestic violence increase, however, pastors find themselves ill-equipped to deal with the crisis. There is very little training, if any, provided in seminary on this subject. The challenge for every pastor and counselor is to go beyond a casual awareness of the problem to the harsh reality of this epidemic, to move past apathy to conviction, and to turn empathy into compelling action.
Addresses the questions:
- How common is domestic violence?
- What keeps a victim trapped?
- What is the effect of family violence on children, teens, the church community, the workplace, and society as a whole?
- How can the church take a proactive stand to prevent family violence in future generations?
- Practical help in identifying abusive situations
- Strategic counseling tips
- Case studies and models of effective ministry to both the victim and the perpetrator
- Resource lists which include domestic violence hotlines and shelters, faith-based organizations, abuser treatment programs, and information on legal and safety issues
Who is the book for?
- Pastors and other church leaders
- Professional and lay counselors
- Organizations which minister to families in crisis