Recorded Webinar Training
If you missed an online training event and still want to access the excellent content, you can get the a recorded version!
If you missed the live online training and still want to access the excellent content, you can now get recordings of FaithTrust Institute Webinars. These sessions, led by faith and community leaders, cover a range of topics for your organization, congregation, denomination, or seminary on the faith response the following issues.
InFaith Community Foundation sponsored a webinar series
(twelve per year) from 2012-2015. These are available as recordings.
- Batterer Accountability: Working With Lesbian and Bisexual Women Who Abuse Their Partners (2016) RECOREDED (Online, from Dec 21, 2016 11:00 AM to Dec 21, 2016 12:00 PM)
- Susan Cayouette, Ed.D. & Kelly Stewart, M.A.R. discuss their experiences working with lesbian and bisexual abusers at Emerge, a Massachusetts Certified Batterer Intervention Program & Training Site. They discuss the complexities involved in working with women who abuse their partners, especially if the women have been victim/survivors in previous relationships. They also explore faith components of abuse in lesbian and bisexual relationships.
- Living Healthy Boundaries: Five Things I have Learned as a Pastor RECORDED (On, from Dec 06, 2016 11:00 AM to Dec 06, 2016 12:00 PM)
- Rev. Glenna Shepherd, Pastor of Pleasant Hill Community Church UCC, discusses five practices she has learned through her years of ministry and training that help her live healthy boundaries with her congregation.
- How to Create Trauma-Informed Faith Communities 2016 (RECORDED) (Online, from Sep 22, 2016 11:00 AM to Sep 22, 2016 12:00 PM)
- Trauma-informed faith communities understand and recognize the impacts of trauma. They are healing spaces where survivors of domestic and sexual violence can form healthy, supportive, and caring relationships with their community. In this webinar, Rev. Pat Simpson, and Kristine Cunningham will discuss how to bring awareness of trauma into your faith community.
- Pastoral Care Issues: End of Life Needs of Survivors (2016) -RECORDED (Online, from Sep 15, 2016 11:00 AM to Sep 15, 2016 12:00 PM)
- As survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual abuse reach the end of their lives, many are longing to find peace, integration, and validation of their life experiences. Their stories of survival and coping may have left them struggling for many years with faith issues, such as forgiveness, suffering, and shame.
- Medical Chaplaincy: Serving the Needs of Victims of Sexual and Domestic Violence (2016) -RECORDED (Online, from Aug 25, 2016 11:00 AM to Aug 25, 2016 12:00 PM)
- This webinar will help you develop the specific skills and understandings that medical chaplains need to provide informed pastoral care to victims of domestic and sexual violence. Victims of violence are hospitalized to care for the physical extent of their trauma or other illness. However, medical chaplains work with patients to help them with the spiritual harm done by violence. During this webinar, Rev. Miles addresses this harm and explores the religious issues and faith questions that survivors face.
- Role of the Faith Community in Preventing & Healing Child Sexual Abuse (2016) -RECORDED (Online, from Jul 07, 2016 11:00 AM to Jul 07, 2016 12:00 PM)
- Rev. Kathy Reid, Executive Director of Family Abuse Center (Waco, TX), discusses the ways faith communities can support child victims and adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse in their healing. Faith leaders, health ministers, and trauma-informed congregations can “speak the unspoken” setting a precedent for prevention work, as well as addressing the impact that the childhood trauma of sexual abuse can have for adults, who frequently suffer physical, psychological and emotional impacts. An informed understanding of childhood sexual abuse is essential to work addressing many concurrent issues such as homelessness, addiction, suicide prevention, self-harm, and chronic health concerns.
- Reproductive Coercion: The Intersection of Reproductive Justice and Faith Beliefs (2016)-RECORDED (from Jun 16, 2016 11:00 AM to Jun 16, 2016 12:00 PM)
- Women’s reproductive health and choices are an ongoing area of cultural and religious dispute. When the abusive use of power and control is extended into an intimate relationship, very often a woman’s ability to make choices about her body, her family, and her future are taken from her by an abuser. Toni Bond Leonard will discuss the theory of Reproductive Justice and the complex intersection of reproductive coercion with religion.
- Survivors' Faith Journeys: A Nomadic Spirituality of Home (2016) - RECORDED (Online, from Jun 15, 2016 11:00 AM to Jun 15, 2016 12:00 PM)
- “Spiritual homelessness” names the internal displacement that many abuse survivors experience. Survivors who turn to their religious traditions for support and healing often come to realize that the dominant metaphors and images of God, the languages of sin, and the explanations of suffering no longer fit. Refusing to accept the ideas that suffering is redemptive or is the will of God may be misunderstood by the faith community as rebellious or resistant. So survivors look elsewhere. They search. Reclaiming profound practices such as pilgrimage, and the metaphors of pilgrimage, offer a way to understand a survivor’s nomadic spiritual journey as a quest for a spiritual home after trauma, and a way to explore how God makes her home within us.
- Black Women, Violence, and the 'Abuse to Prison' Pipeline (2016) -RECORDED (Online, from May 25, 2016 11:00 AM to May 25, 2016 12:00 PM)
- The rates of incarcerated women has increased 800% over the past three decades; two-thirds are jailed for non-violent offenses. Women in prison overwhelmingly have histories of severe physical abuse by an intimate partner during adulthood, and/or serious physical or sexual abuse as children. Dr. Ellis Davis addresses the central role that racism plays in the criminal justice system, well as the intersections of individual violence, community violence, and state violence.
- Faith and Culture: Addressing the Needs of Jewish Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence (2016) - RECORDED (from May 10, 2016 12:00 AM to May 10, 2016 12:00 AM)
- For more than a decade, Michelle Lifton led Project DVORA at Jewish Family Service of Seattle. She shares her insights into cultural and religious traditions that impact Jewish survivors of intimate partner violence, and how we as faith community members, allies and/or advocates can be a resource.
- SPOTLIGHT: What Faith Communities Can Learn From the Movie (2016) - RECORDED (Online, from Apr 06, 2016 11:00 AM to Apr 06, 2016 12:00 PM)
- Through the eyes of journalists uncovering a scandal, the film Spotlight has given the general public a way to examine the systemic, religious, and personal issues that perpetuated a culture of secrecy, abuse and collusion. Clergy abuse is not, and never has been, just a "Catholic issue". Every faith tradition has to struggle to address the abuse of power that allows the vulnerable to be victimized. This roundtable conversation about the movie examines how it illustrates the issues of institutional and personal responsibility for preventing and responding to child sexual abuse.
- Focus on Reproductive & Sexual Coercion: Don't Ask, Just Tell (2016) RECORDED (Online, from Mar 30, 2016 11:00 AM to Mar 30, 2016 12:00 PM)
- Intimate Partner Violence impacts women’s reproductive health in many ways. Pressuring or coercing a woman to become pregnant, or into continuing or ending a pregnancy against her will, is a common but rarely discussed method of power and control. Behaviors such as sabotaging birth control or refusing to use a condom put a woman at greater risk of pregnancy, as well as sexually transmitted infection, and steal her ability to decide the trajectory of her life and her family.
- How Teens Are Creating Healthy Relationships in the Age of Snapchat (2016) RECORDED (Online, from Mar 17, 2016 11:00 AM to Mar 17, 2016 12:00 PM)
- Lydia Mulkey's recent Teen Healthy Relationships Retreat serves as a case study to discuss topics that are most relevant to teens right now and what challenges teens are facing in their relationships. Lydia discusses the important conversations that youth ministers and other adults can start (and sustain) to help teens define and create healthy relationships in the age of Snapchat.
- Called to Serve: Addressing Intimate Partner Violence in African American Faith Communities (2016) RECORDED (Online, from Feb 28, 2016 11:00 AM to Feb 28, 2016 12:00 PM)
- Bettie Williams-Watson, a survivor of domestic violence who was the wife of a pastor, has a long career of raising the awareness of intimate partner violence in the African American church community. She shares her wealthy of experience and information to address how churches can address the needs of victims and teach young women and men how to build healthy relationships.
- Human Trafficking & the Role of the Faith Community (2016) RECORDED (Online, from Jan 06, 2016 11:00 AM to Jan 06, 2016 12:00 PM)
- Human trafficking is modern slavery. It is a complex, multi-billion dollar system that traps vulnerable people and economically exploits them. Women and children in our cities and towns are being forced into the sex trade. Join us for an examination of this issue, and how you and your faith community can make a difference in the lives of those in need. The abolition movement has been re-born, and we can each play a role in ending slavery. Robert Beiser, Executive Director of Seattle Against Slavery, will discuss how a coalition of grassroots activists have taken on the mission to end human trafficking, one city at a time.
- Seminary Education: Preparing Future Faith Leaders to Respond to Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Assault (2015) -RECORDED (Online, from Dec 08, 2015 11:00 AM to Dec 08, 2015 12:00 PM)
- What are future faith leaders learning about gender-based violence? Why is this an important issue for theological education? How can leaders implement this work to create a safer world? Listen to this thoughtful conversation between Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune and Dr. Nancy Nienhuis as they examine the role that seminary education plays in addressing the critical issue of violence against women and how this can transform faith communities.
- What Batterers Need from Clergy & Their Faith Community (2015) - RECORDED (Online, from Nov 16, 2015 11:00 AM to Nov 16, 2015 12:00 PM)
- For some thirty years, battered women and their advocates have been confronting the epidemic of men's violence against women. We have learned that survivor safety and empowerment are of primary importance. But - within the context of survivor safety - what is our responsibility to the batterer? We know that in order to provide meaningful safety and justice for survivors, we also have to hold their batterers accountable. What does accountability mean? What does accountability look like in pastoral care and congregational setting? Presenter: Dr. Nancy Murphy
- Pastoral Care for LGBTQ Victims/Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence: A Roundtable Conversation (2015) -RECORDED (from Nov 09, 2015 12:00 AM to Nov 09, 2015 12:00 AM)
- Join Rev. Dr. Marie M. Fortune, Rev. Dr. Jeanne Hoeft, and Rev. Dr. Joretta Marshall for a conversations about the pastoral care issues that impact survivors of intimate partner violence, how clergy can aid victims in healing, and the role that the faith community plays in aiding or hindering spiritual and physical recovery. (Third in a three part series)
- Intimate Partner Violence in LGBTQ Relationships: Social, Cultural, & Faith Issues (2015) RECORDED (from Oct 15, 2015 11:00 AM to Oct 15, 2015 12:00 PM)
- Intimate partner violence in LGBTQ relationships is as common as in heterosexual relationships but often more invisible. Connie Burk, Rev. Dr. Sharon Ellis Davis, Rev. Dr. Marvin Ellison, and Rev. Dr. Marie M. Fortune discuss the systemic, cultural, and faith issues that impact LGBTQ survivors of intimate partner violence. This conversation focuses on systemic issues, such as homophobia, that severely limit opportunities for victims to find help, as well as cultural and faith issues that may impact a faith community's ability to respond.
- Power and Control: Understanding How Faith Can Play a Role in Intimate Partner Violence (2015)- RECORDED (Online, from Sep 30, 2015 11:00 AM to Sep 30, 2015 12:00 PM)
- The Power and Control Wheel is one of the foundational teaching tools for discussing domestic violence. However, the issue of faith and faith communities, so central to the lives of many survivors, was never included. Rev. Marie Fortune addresses this oversight and discusses how faith and spiritual teachings can support violence or overcome it.
- Child Abuse
- Clergy Ethics & Healthy Boundaries
- Featured Recorded Webinars
- Domestic Violence
- Healthy Teen Relationships
- Sexual Violence