Since 1989, Northwest Family Life’s network of faith-based counselors has been characterized by a strong commitment to our mission of “assisting individuals and families in finding hope and healing when facing the pain of domestic violence and related issues.”
The church is not immune to the reality and impact of domestic violence in its congregation. Northwest Family Life International is available to train and equip your leadership team to identify, understand, and respond to its complexities appropriately.
Speaking Up: Training
“Speaking Up: Recognizing and Addressing Domestic Violence in the Christian Community”
Are you concerned that the clients you are seeing are minimizing or excusing violence and abuse in their relationships because they are Christians?
This training is valuable to assist you to understand the complexities of abuse and give you language and tools to make a difference in their lives to achieve the goals of safety for the victims and accountability for the abuser.
“Speaking Up: Recognizing and Addressing Domestic Violence in the Christian Community” is designed to inform and equip you to train on domestic violence, inviting you to be a part of the growing movement addressing the unspeakable with defiant hope. This program is hosted online, in a work-at-your-own-pace program powered by JigsawBox. This program will educate you on domestic violence, equip you to be able to train others on preventing domestic violence, reward you with continuing education hours, and help you become a confident, successful trainer.
Deep pain and profound physical and psychological wounds are inflicted on those who experience domestic violence. But that does not need to become the defining reality for all who are abused. Many free themselves from the control of their abusers, regain power over their lives, and begin to affirm their dignity, worth, and identity. They reaffirm their lives, their existence, and their rights. They become survivors.
With the testimony from survivors of domestic violence at the heart of this work, you will hear from those who are remembering and telling the truth about some of the saddest events of their lives. They are speaking up and in recovery. You are called to witness their stories as they tell them. They are gifts to help lead us to a common understanding and build solidarity against terror and despair. Understanding and solidarity is indeed a strong antidote to traumatic experiences and crucial for change. Be prepared to let this material change your life!
Dr. Nancy Murphy’s eleven-week curriculum is accompanied by videos that share real life stories of domestic violence survivors. Educational materials provided by domestic violence advocates and religious resources provided by Christian faith communities are combined to educate and invite dialogue about the impact of domestic violence and trauma in the Christian community. This “train-the- trainer” course is completely online, Materials may be purchased separately.
Northwest Family Life International is a non-profit organization.
We comply with CRA guidelines for non-profits through our relationship with International Christian Mission Services. ICMS has direction and control of the resources donated to ICMS on behalf of our ministry and holds us accountable for the work we do.
All donations are tax-deductible.
GET INVOLVED TODAY
1.Train the Trainers
A group for trainers to find support and resources
Wednesdays at 8am (PDT) on Zoom
For more info and to join please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Candid Conversations
Wednesdays at 5:30-7pm (PDT) on Zoom
Nov. 11- Dec 16
For more info and to join please contact: email@example.com
3. Online Support Group
A group for Survivors to find support in community
Tuesdays at 2-3:30on Zoom
starting December 29.
For more info and to join please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org