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REGISTRATION: 2019 Safe & Healthy Churches Training

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DoubleTree Hotel-Norfolk Airport

1500 N. Military Highway

Norfolk, VA 23502

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This two-day training, offered by InFaith Community Foundation and facilitated by FaithTrust Institute, is designed to help Christian pastors and lay leaders understand the dynamics of domestic and sexual violence and the ramifications of violence on individuals, the church and the community. It also equips churches to develop protocols to protect victims, prevent future harm, and respond effectively and sensitively to victims/survivors, their families, and abusers.

The training will also address issues particular to individuals serving in leadership roles, including three break-out sessions that focus on:

  • Domestic Violence Response: Pastoral Care

  • Child Abuse Prevention and Response

  • Healthy Teen Relationships

This training is created for church teams--ideally three people, so your congregation can participate in all three break out sessions. Leaders such as a pastor, a youth or children's pastor, a lay leader from the church council, a Christian education leader and/or Sunday school teacher, and/or a parish nurse.

InFaith Community Foundation is generously covering all training expenses for attendees (including one night’s hotel) as a means to further individual Christian church responses to family violence, and also reinforce an ecumenical response within the region.

A hotel room for September 27 is included in the training. The hotel reservations will be organized by FaithTrust Institute. You will receive directions and confirmation information a week before the training. If you have questions, please call 206-634-1903 or email training@faithtrustinstitute.org.

Churches from Virginia are invited to apply, as well as those in NC, MD, Washington, DC.
(Travel costs to and from the training are not covered.)

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