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If you missed this training event and still want to access the excellent content, you can still get the a recorded version!

Our webinars, many sponsored by The InFaith Community Foundation and United Methodist Women, offer valuable insight and education.

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. Click on the categories below to search by topic.

To receive the webinar of interest, click on the title and it will be emailed to you within 24 hours.

InFaith Community Foundation sponsored a webinar series (twelve per year) from 2012-2015. Click the link below to see the titles for each year. These are available as recordings.



Below is a list of all past webinar recordings available:


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.
What to Do When a Registered Sex Offender Comes to Your Congregation (2015) - RECORDED (from Sep 22, 2015 11:00 AM to Sep 22, 2015 12:00 PM)
Registered sex offenders who are released into the community are approaching faith communities and asking to participate in worship and other activities. We know that community support is important to prevent re-offending. How can faith communities be part of an offender’s support network and insure safety for the congregation? Rev. Dr. Kathy McCallie has helped a congregation through the process of creating and implementing a policy and educational plan on this issue and has a wealth of experience she shares.
Campus Sexual Assault: A Roundtable Discussion (2015) - RECORDED (Online, from Aug 25, 2015 11:00 AM to Aug 25, 2015 12:00 PM)
Campus sexual assault is one of the most publicly discussed areas of sexual violence. Listen to a conversation with campus faith leaders about this powerful civil rights movement on campuses across the country. We talk about the impact on students and campus life, if consent-based education is making a difference, and the potential role that people of faith can take in fostering safety and changing culture. A student activist's story highlights the current situation for victims and the need for institutional accountability and change, as well as allies on and off campus.
The Challenge of Maintaining Healthy Boundaries in Ministry: A Conversation About Emerging Issues (2015) - RECORDED (Online, from Jul 28, 2015 12:00 AM to Jul 28, 2015 12:00 AM)
Technology can be a valuable resource for ministry, but it can also be easily misused and potentially harmful. This webinar is a thoughtful and critical conversation about the particular boundary issues it raises,including: the role of social media; self-care in a world of 24/7 access; ensuring privacy for yourself and congregants, especially regarding pastoral care issues; maintaining appropriate relationships, and expectations, with congregants.
Advocate Focus: Talking With Survivors About Their Faith Needs (2015) RECORDED (from Jun 30, 2015 11:00 AM to Jun 30, 2015 12:00 PM)
Some advocates may feel uncomfortable talking with survivors about religion and spirituality. However, personal faith and a faith community can be vitally important to survivors of intimate partner violence. As an advocate, your knowledge and understanding of the spiritual needs of survivors can make a significant difference in their healing and recovery. This webinar will explore this key cultural competency, and discuss ways to assess the needs of your clients.
Intimate Partner Violence in Same-Sex Relationships: Pastoral Care Roundtable (2015) -RECORDED (Online, from Jun 22, 2015 12:00 AM to Jun 22, 2015 12:00 AM)
More and more often, pastors and faith leaders are asked to address the needs of same-sex couples. Domestic violence in a same-sex relationship is not unlike domestic violence in an opposite-sex relationships, but it is exacerbated by the context of homophobia in both church and society. This roundtable will discuss a framework for understanding the nature of same-sex intimate violence and the potential to offer supportive pastoral care within the faith community.ters: Rev. Dr. Sharon Ellis Davis, Rev. Dr. Marvin Ellison, Rev. Dr. Marie M. Fortune, Rev. Dr. Kristen Leslie, Rev. Dr. Joretta Marshall
Addressing Elder Abuse Within Your Faith Community (2015) RECORDED (Online, from Jun 10, 2015 12:00 AM to Jun 10, 2015 12:00 AM)
Many victims and survivors of elder abuse turn to their faith communities for help. The faith community's response is critical. This webinar is designed for all clergy, faith leaders, and therapists who want to know more about elder abuse, how to respond, and where to refer, as well as for advocates who are building partnerships with faith communities. Presenter: Rev. Dr. Sarah Rieth
Healing from Abuse: How To Be a Resource for Survivors (2015) RECORDED (from May 21, 2015 11:00 AM to May 21, 2015 12:00 PM)
This webinar addresses the spiritual crisis that many survivors of abuse experience as a result of traditional teachings and misinterpretation of scripture. Learn how clergy, lay leaders, and entire congregations, can help in the journey to healing. Rev. Mark Galang and Rev. Patricia Simpson, both United Methodist Church pastors, talk about their experiences preaching about domestic violence and working with congregations to help survivors heal, recover, and find solace in sacred scripture and in their churches.
Creating a Social Media Policy: An Important Safety Tool for Your Congregation (2015) - Recorded (Online, from May 13, 2015 11:00 AM to May 13, 2015 12:00 PM)
Social media plays an increasingly important role in our lives, as individuals and as faith communities. The technology is developing and changing so quickly that most of us are struggling to keep up and stay engaged. Too often, we haven't defined how to use technology thoughtfully, ensuring safety. Now is a great time for your faith community to develop a social media policy that fosters safety and healthy relationships, while establishing clear boundaries between clergy, youth leaders, counselors and those with whom they interact online.

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Child Abuse
Clergy Ethics & Healthy Boundaries
Featured Recorded Webinars
Domestic Violence
Healthy Teen Relationships
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