This webinar will focus on the need to better utilize places of worship in the fight to end family violence. Participants will learn of unique research conducted by the presenter to explore the spatial proximity of places of worship to locations of family violence incidents in the community and locations of known registered violent/sexual offenders. Taking a firm and unequivocal stand against abuse, developing inclusive support groups for victims, training staff in spotting warning signs of abuse (and what to do next), and creating an environment victims will feel safe and comfortable disclosing victimization in will all be discussed as key initiatives every place of worship must consider adopting.
Victims of family violence often report wanting to disclose abuse in the home to church leaders while church leaders often report not feeling qualified to assist – likely resulting in critical missed opportunities. During this info-packed session we will also explore how to best bridge this gap through the development of inclusive community partnerships and explore how churches can best help families vulnerable to abuse during widespread crisis.
Other Webinars with this Speaker:
- Disaster Without, Disaster Within: Natural Disasters and Family Violence
- Sept 29: The Road Less Traveled: Family Violence in Rural Communities
- Dec 7: Role of Faith-Based Organizations and Domestic Violence (this webinar)
The National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) is one of the largest associations of law enforcement professionals in the United States, representing more than 3,000 elected sheriffs across the nation, and a total membership of more than 20,000. NSA is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising the level of professionalism among sheriffs, their deputies, and others in the field of criminal justice and public safety. Throughout its seventy-seven year history, NSA has served as an information clearinghouse for sheriffs, deputies, chiefs of police, other law enforcement professionals, state governments and the federal government.