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Requested Training & Presentations

We provide training, keynotes, and presentations for many organizations throughout the United States and around the world. Topics include, but aren't limited to:

  • Domestic Violence
  • Sexual Assault
  • Child Abuse
  • Healthy Teen Relationships/Teen Dating Violence
  • Clergy Ethics
  • Safe & Healthy Congregations/Risk Reduction
  • Faith as It Relates to Gender-Based Violence
  • Healthy Boundaries in Ministery/Teaching

We tailor training curriculum on these topics to meet your organizational/community needs.

If your organization is interested in a personalized training or presention, please complete a request form.

Where We're Going

April 13, 2010
Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune will provide a Healthy Boundaries Renewal training for the Wisconsin Conference of the United Methodist Church.

April 29, 2010
Rev. Dr. Aleese Moore-Orbih and Rabbi Mark Dratch will provide a keynote on domestic violence for SAFEHOME in Kansas City, KS.

April 30, 2010
Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune will provide a Healthy Boundaries Renewal training for the East Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church in Newcomerstown, OH.

May 20, 2010
Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune will provide a Healthy Boundaries Renewal training for the East Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church in Canton, OH.

Where We've Been       

January 21, 2010
Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune provided a Healthy Boundaries Renewal training for the Nebraska Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.

January 5-8, 2010
Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune provided the training Professional Ethics & Healthy Boundaries in Ministry to faculty and administrators from theological schools as part of FaithTrust Institute's Seminary Project, in New Orleans, LA. Click here for more information.

December 10, 2009
Rev. Dr. Marie M. Fortune conducted a live webinar on clergy ethics, How Is Your Clergy Misconduct Policy Working for You? Click here for more information.

November 30, 2009
Rabbi Mark Dratch and Salma Abugideiri conducted a live webinar on domestic violence, Walking Together: Working with Women from Jewish & Muslim Communities. Click here for more information.

November 17, 2009
Salma Abugideiri, Rabbi Mark Dratch, and Rev. Dr. Sharon Ellis Davis provided training on Religious Leaders and Domestic Violence for Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence in Atlanta, GA.

October 23, 2009
Rev. Dr. Aleese Moore-Orbih and Rev. Dr. Sharon Ellis Davis conducted a live webinar on When There Is Terror in the House: Domestic Violence & the Black Church. Click here for more information.

October 16, 2009
Rev. Dr. Aleese Moore-Orbih provided training on What Clergy Need to Know and What Clergy Can Do for the South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault in North Charleston, SC.

September 22 & 24, 2009
Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune provided training on Clergy Response to Sexual Assault for the Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault in Cheyenne and Casper, WY.

September 17, 2009
Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune provided a keynote on Creating Safe and Healthy Churches for the Chatham County Victim-Witness Assistance Program in Savannah, GA.

* September 9-10, 2009 *
Rev. Dr. Marie M. Fortune and Yvonne DeVaughn conducted a Training of Trainers on Healthy Boundaries for Clergy and Spiritual Teachers in Chicago, IL. Click here for more information.

June 25-27, 2009
Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune and Rev. Dr. Aleese Moore Orbih provided a keynote address for the United Church of Christ's Justice & Witness Ministries in Grand Rapid, MI.

* June 1-2, 2009 *
Rev. Dr. Marie M. Fortune and Dr. Willard Sapp conducted a Leadership Training on Responding to Clergy Misconduct in Seattle, WA. Click here for more information.

June 1, 2009
Dr. Sarah Rieth conducted a pastoral care response team training on Response Team Ministry to Congregations Affected by Sexual Misconduct in the Ministerial Relationship for the Presbytery of Chicago in Chicago, IL.

* May 18-19, 2009 *
Rev. Dr. Marie M. Fortune and Rev. K. Ray Hill conducted a Training of Trainers on A Sacred Trust: Boundary Issues for Clergy and Spiritual Teachers in Phoenix, AZ. Click here for more information.

May 11, 2009
Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune provided a kyenote address on Justice and Accountability: Values & Men's Violence and Dick Bathrick provided a workshop on Beyond Betterers Intervention Programs for Catholic Family Services in Toronto, Canada.

May 7, 2009
Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune and Rev. Dr. Al Miles provided training for the Council of Bishops of the United Methodist Church on healthy boundaries for bishops in Bethesda, MD.

May 5, 2009
Rev. Dr. Sharon Ellis Davis conducted a Faith and Domestic Violence forum at the Mississippi Summit on Domestic Violence in Jackson, MS. This event was sponsored by the Domestic Violence Resource Network.

April 29-May 1, 2009
Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune and Rev. Dr. Aleese Moore-Orbih provided a keynote, panel discussion, and training on domestic violence for the Columbus Coalition Against Family Violence in Columbus, OH.

April 25, 2009
Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune and Rev. Dr. Aleese Moore-Orbih provided a keynote, panel discussion, and workshop on domestic violence for the General Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church in Richmond, VA.

April 23, 2009
Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune provided a Clergy Healthy Boundaries training to the United Church of Christ Committee on Ministry Pacific NW Conference in Spokane, WA.

* March 16-17, 2009 *
Rev. Dr. Marie M. Fortune and Dr. Willard Sapp conducted a Leadership Training on Responding to Clergy Misconduct in Washington, DC. Click here for more information.

March 5, 2009
Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune provided a Healthy Boundaries training to the office staff at the Alaska-Northwest Synod of the Presbyterian Church USA in Seattle, WA.

February 27, 2009
Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune provided a Healthy Boundaries training to the Alaska-Northwest Synod of the Presbyterian Church USA in Seattle, WA.

February 17-19, 2009
Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune provided training on sexual assault to the US Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) in Washington, DC.

January 22, 2009
Rev. Dr. Aleese Moore-Orbih provided a keynote and clergy workshop on domestic violence for Safe Harbor, Inc. in South Carolina.

January 4-7, 2009
Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune, Rev. Dr. Aleese Moore-Orbih, and Kimberly Day-Lewis provided training on Clergy Misconduct: Promoting Healthy Boundaries in Ministerial Relationships to faculty and administrators from theological schools as part of FaithTrust Institute's Seminary Project, in New Orleans, LA.

* November 10-11, 2008 *
Rev. Dr. Marie M. Fortune and Rev. Dr. Aleese Moore-Orbih conducted a Training of Trainers on A Sacred Trust: Boundary Issues for Clergy and Spiritual Teachers at the Millennium Hotel in Durham, NC.

November 6-7, 2008
Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune and Rev. Dr. Aleese Moore-Orbih provided a Clergy Healthy Boundaries training on A Sacred Trust to the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ.

October 14, 2008
Carolyn Scott Brown provided a training on Domestic Violence for New Beginnings in Seattle, WA.

October 13, 2008
Rev. Dr. Marie M. Fortune provided a keynote address on Domestic Violence at Dalton College and University in Dalton, GA.  The keynote will be sponsored by the RESOLV Project.

September 26, 2008
Rev. Dr. Aleese Moore-Orbih provided a workshop presentation on healthy teen relationships for Taking Time for Teens, the 12th Conference of the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevent (G-CAPP) in Atlanta, GA.

September 23, 2008
Rev. Dr. Marie M. Fortune provided a keynote on domestic violence for the Esperanza Shelter for Battered Women and Coordinated Community Response Council in Santa Fe, NM.

August 27, 2008
Rev. Dr. Aleese Moore-Orbih provided a workshop on What's Love Got to Do with It: Teen Exposure to Domestic Violence and a keynote on Troubling the Water: Community Collaboration for the Welfare of Our Children at the Tennessee Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence's Annual Conference in Nashville, TN.

June 21, 2008
Rev. Dr. Marie M. Fortune made a presentation on sexual and domestic violence for Church Women United's 2008 Ecumenical Women's Gathering in Independence, MO.

June 18, 2008
Rev. Dr. Marie M. Fortune provided a training on Clergy Healthy Boundaries for the Board of Ordained Ministry of the United Methodist Church at Willamette University in Salem, OR.
June 13, 2008
Rev. Dr. Marie M. Fortune made a presentation on domestic violence for SAFE (Supporters for Abuse Free Environments) in Hamilton, MT.

June 11-12, 2008
Rev. Dr. Marie M. Fortune and Dr. Willard Sapp provided a training on Clergy Healthy Boundaries for the Yellowstone Conference of the United Methodist Church in Billings, MT.

May 17, 2008  
Rev. Dr. Aleese Moore-Orbih made a presentation on domestic violence to Polly's Place Network in Queens, NY.
April 28, 2008  
Rev. Dr. Aleese Moore-Orbih, Director of Training and Consulting, provided a keynote address on Strengthening the Family in the 21st Century: Health, Wholeness, and Faith to Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, CA.

April 7, 2008
Rev. Dr. Marie M. Fortune and Dr. Willard Sapp provided a training on clergy sexual misconduct and boundaries entitled Healthy Boundaries - Healthy Ministry for the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church in Boise, ID.

March 31-April 1, 2008  
FaithTrust Institute hosted a Training of Trainers Workshop on Healthy Boundaries for Clergy, presented by Rev. Dr. Marie M. Fortune, in Seattle, WA.  

March 7-9, 2008  
FaithTrust Institute hosted an assessment conference of seminary faculty and administrators previously trained by FaithTrust Institute.  This evaluation was sponsored through a grant from the Wabash Center for Teaching and was hosted at Simpsonwood Conference Center in Norcross, GA.

February 20-21, 2008
Luis Carriere, FaithTrust Institute trainer, provided a training on Religious Resources for Addressing Domestic Violence for the Sitkans Against Family Violence in Sitka, AK.

February 12-13, 2008
Rev. Marie M. Fortune provided a training on Domestic Violence for the Open Door Community in Atlanta, GA.

February 4, 2008
Rev. Marie M. Fortune provided a Leadership on Clergy Misconduct training for the Hudson River Presbytery in Peekskill, NY.

January 6-9, 2008
Rev. Marie M. Fortune and Kimberly Day-Lewis (FaithTrust Institute trainer) provided the Seminary Training for Seminaries in the U.S and Canada in Phoenix, AZ.

January 9, 2008
Rabbi Mark Dratch provided a training on Healthy Teen Relationships and Clergy Boundaries for the American Hebrew Academy in Greensboro, NC.

October 24, 2007
Nancy Murphy, trainer at FaithTrust Institute and founder of Northwest Family Life, spoke on Domestic Violence at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA.

* October 25, 2007 *
Rev. Dr. Marie M. Fortune provided a training entitled The Work of Justice - Ending Domestic Violence for the Cumberland County Violence Intervention Partnership and State Street Church, UCC in Portland, ME.

October 26, 2007
Rev. Dr. Marie M. Fortune spoke on Justice Matters to a class at Andover Newton Theological School in Newton Center, MA.

October 20, 2007
Rev. Sharon Ellis Davis provided a training on Religious Resources for Addressing Domestic violence for Columbus Regional Hospital in Columbus, IN.

October 16, 2007
Rev. Dr. Marie M. Fortune provided a training on Muslim and Jewish Perspectives on Violence Towards Women for the YWCA of Kitsap County, WA.

October 11, 2007
Rev. Dr. Marie M. Fortune provided a training on Domestic Violence and Victim Assistance for the Idaho Council on Victim Assistance in Nampa, ID.

October 8-9, 2007
Rev. Dr. Marie M. Fortune and Dr. Willard Sapp provided a training on Clergy Healthy Boundaries entitled Healthy Boundaries - Healthy Ministry for the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church in Pendleton, OR.

October 6, 2007
Rev. Dr. Marie M. Fortune and Dr. Willard Sapp provided a training on Clergy Ethics and Boundaries for the North Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church in Dallas, TX.

October 1, 2007
Rev. Dr. Marie M. Fortune presented a keynote speech and training for the Bellingham-Whatcom County Commission Against Domestic Violence's Domestic Violence Month Vigil and the Interfaith Coalition.  This event was open to the public and was held at the County Courthouse in Bellingham, WA.

September 14-16, 2007
Rev. Luis Carriere provided a training on Religious Resources for Addressing Domestic Violence for the Rural Faith Based Domestic Violence Project in Chewelah, WA.

September 11, 2007
Sandi Thompson-Royer provided a training on Religious Resources for Addressing Domestic Violence for the YWCA in Walla Walla, WA.

September 10-11, 2007
Rev. Luis Carriere provided a training on Religious Resources for Addressing Domestic Violence for the Sitkans Against Family Violence in Sitka, AK.

August 27-29, 2007
Rev. Dr. Marie M. Fortune and Dr. Willard Sapp provided training on the Prevention of Clergy Sexual Misconduct for the North Alabama Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church in Birmingham, AL.

June 25-29, 2007
Rev. Dr. Marie M. Fortune taught a course on Professional Ethics in Ministry for Seattle University's School of Theology and Ministry in Seattle, WA.

June 14-16, 2007
Rev. Dr. Marie M. Fortune attended a meeting intended to begin the planning process for a 2008 UCC conference/symposium entitled Violence vs. Women. The meeting will be held in Columbus, OH.

June 11, 2007
Rev. Dr. Marie M. Fortune and Rev. Luis Carriere provided a training on Clergy Healthy Boundaries entitled Healthy Boundaries - Healthy Ministry for the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church in Salem, OR.

May 9, 2007
Rev. Dr. Marie M. Fortune provided a training on clergy sexual misconduct for the Episcopal Diocese of California in San Francisco, CA.

May 6-8, 2007
The Board of Directors of FaithTrust Institute met at the Community of Christ International Headquarters in Independence, MO.

May 2, 2007
Rev. Dr. Marie M. Fortune provided a keynote address for the Association of Professional Chaplains National Conference held in Burlingame, CA.

* April 25, 2007 *
Salma Abugideiri provided a training at Keeping the Faith to End Domestic Violence, the 9th Annual Training for Faith Communities About Domestic Violence. This event was open to the public and was held at the Muslim Community Center in Silver Springs, MD.     

April 24-26, 2007
Alison Iser participated in the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life's Video Advisory Group Meeting in Madison, WI.

April 24, 2007
Alison Iser met with Jewish community leaders in Madison, WI.

March 19-21, 2007
Rev. Dr. Marie M. Fortune and Dr. Aleese Moore-Orbih attended the Contract for Change Conference of the Institute on Domestic Violence of the African American Community in Long Beach, CA.

March 18-20, 2007    
Alison Iser was part of a panel for workshop entitled Engaging Clergy in the Prevention and Intervention of Domestic Violence during the Jewish Women International Conference on Domestic Violence in Baltimore, MD.

March 11-12, 2007
Rev. Dr. Marie M. Fortune gave a keynote address to the Justice for Women Working Group of the National Council of Churches.

February 14-15, 2007
Alison Iser participated in the Domestic Violence Awareness Project's Advisory Group Meeting in New Orleans, LA.

February 10-11, 2007
Alison Iser staffed a table for FaithTrust Institute at the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance's 10th Anniversary Conference in New York, NY.

February 1-2, 2007
Rev. Dr. Marie M. Fortune and Alison Iser participated in the Faith Communities Panel of the National Domestic Violence Hotline's Decade of Change Summit held in Santa Monica, CA.

January 23-24, 2007
FaithTrust Institute provided a leadership training on Religious Resources and Roadblocks to Addressing Domestic Violence. Training was provided by Alison Iser, Dr. Aleese Moore-Orbih, Salma Abugidieri, Rev. Dr. Marie M. Fortune, and Rev. Luis Carriere. Fourty religious leaders from across the country gathered for the training in Seattle, WA.

January 17, 2007
Dr. Bill Sapp conducted a Renewal Boundary Training for the Nebraska Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church in Beatrice, NE.

November 30, 2006
Dr. Sharon Ellis-Davis gave a keynote on the Church's Responsibility to Violence Against Women and a workshop on Forgiveness for Survivors of Violence for the British Columbia Association of Specialized Victim Assistance & Counseling Programs in Vancouver, BC.
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