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Building Partnerships to End Domestic Violence Within Your Church & Your Community- Recorded (Online, from Sep 25, 2014 11:00 AM to Sep 25, 2014 12:00 PM)
Local and state domestic violence advocates, law enforcement, crisis counselors, community outreach coordinators and faith communities are all fundamental community resources in building a safety net to address domestic violence. A strong connection between secular and faith communities is crucial to a robust coordinated community response. This webinar will address how to “map” your community resources and give you tools to build partnerships in working together to address domestic violence.
Walking Together: Working with Survivors from Diverse Christian Traditions - Recorded (Online, from Oct 09, 2014 12:00 AM to Oct 09, 2014 12:00 AM)
In the last few months, the media has exploded with stories about domestic violence. The #whyIstayed conversation on twitter educated many people about the reality that survivors experience. For Christians living with domestic violence, faith can be a roadblock to ending the violence: biblical passages can be used by an abuser to justify the abusive behavior; teachings about marriage and divorce can keep someone in an abusive relationship.
Circles of Healing: Supporting Survivors In Your Community (2014) - Recorded (Online, from Oct 15, 2014 11:00 AM to Oct 15, 2014 12:00 PM)
For Christians living with domestic violence, faith can be a roadblock to ending the violence: biblical passages can be used by an abuser to justify the abusive behavior; teachings about marriage and divorce can keep someone in an abusive relationship. But one’s faith and faith community can also be a valuable resource of strength and support when facing this trauma.
Making Connections and Networking for a Coordinated Community Response to Domestic Violence- Recorded (Online, from Oct 29, 2014 11:00 AM to Oct 29, 2014 12:00 PM)
What are the basics of effective outreach? Where does one start when building relationships in your community? All too often faith leaders and advocates describe how difficult it is to engage in the community work of responding to domestic violence. This webinar will discuss and explore overcoming obstacles of engagement, strategies for success and practical expectations to address violence in your community.
Men's Role in Ending Violence - Fall 2014 - Recorded (Online, from Nov 13, 2014 11:00 AM to Nov 13, 2014 12:00 PM)
The work of ending domestic violence requires everyone’s participation. Because a large majority of offenders are men and a large majority of victims are women, men have a particular role in ending domestic violence. This webinar will explore the ways in which men can educate others in their families and communities in order to effect change and join the movement to end domestic violence.
Opening the Door to Healthy Relationships: Addressing DV in Premarital Counseling (2015) RECORDED (Online, from Feb 24, 2015 11:00 AM to Feb 24, 2015 12:00 PM)
This webinar discusses the importance of addressing and screening for domestic violence within the context of premarital counseling, and as an essential pastoral function. Rev. Susan Yarrow Morris developed, directed and led Marriage Preparation programs for couples of all sexual orientations while serving on the staff of Covenant House, the ecumenical Campus Ministry at the University of Washington for 16 years. She then served as a pastor in two urban UCC churches for 16 more years, continuing to work with Marriage and Family Life ministries before retiring. She literally wrote the book on this topic. It’s called Opening the Door: A Pastor's Guide to Addressing Domestic Violence in Premarital Counseling.
Battered African American Women: An Examination of Gender Entrapment (2015) - RECORDED (Online, from Mar 25, 2015 11:00 AM to Mar 25, 2015 12:00 PM)
Rev. Dr. Sharon Ellis Davis discusses her decades of research on the gender entrapment of battered African American women. The intersection of race, class and gender oppressions have produced a socially constructed process through which African American women have been made vulnerable to emotional and physical violence. A former Chicago police officer, Rev. Ellis Davis brings insights from many arenas to the topic of domestic and sexual violence.
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.
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
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.
Power and Control: Understanding How Faith Can Play a Role in Intimate Partner Violence (2015)- RECORDED (Online, from Sep 30, 2015 07:00 AM to Sep 30, 2015 08:00 AM)
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.
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.
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)
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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