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Resources for Faith Leaders
On this page, you will find resources specifically related to the church; but be sure to check out my other pages to learn more about domestic violence, read articles and listen to podcasts, discover why I am passionate about this topic, or contact me for a consultation.
Domestic violence and people of faith
Here are a few truths you need to know about domestic violence and people of faith.
Domestic violence and the church
This is important information for clergy members and faith leaders, even those who serve in a lay-leadership capacity.
Creating congregational policy regarding domestic violence
Click on the PDF icon below to access a document on church policy created in partnership with the Center for Church and Community Impact (C3i) during my MSW program at Baylor University. It is placed here with permission from C3i. For more information about C3i, or congregational social work, please visit https://socialwork.web.baylor.edu/c3i
Forms of abuse list
Faith leaders may use this list in speaking with potential victims within their congregation to start conversation about abuse in relationships. Click on the PDF icon below for the full size version.
Rev. Gen's book on pastoral care and congregational preparedness is due out in 2024, and will explain more about this. Stay tuned for more information!