Domestic Violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

How do we as individuals, as Christians and as an organization respond?

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

"As many of you may know, October is designated as  Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Just recently a string of high-profile domestic violence cases have garnered lots of media attention. This illustrates what many in the domestic violence community are quick to point out—this is a problem that knows no bounds. No segment of society is left untouched by domestic violence ..."
Read the blog post on responsemagazine.wordpress.com


You, your United Methodist Women group, your church and your community
can all make a difference by educating yourselves, each other and the public about this often hidden plight.

Consider attending Leadership Development Days

Domestic violence “train the trainer” workshops will be part of these events in St. Louis, Mo. (November 7-9) and Tempe, Az. (November, 21-23.) This workshop is open to men and women and registrants need not be United Methodist Women officers. Participants will learn domestic violence response and advocacy and will then be able to train others in their conference or community. No prior experience is needed; tools, resources and necessary and follow-up support will be provided. 
Register for fall Leadership Development Days  by Oct. 7 for Fall events.

Domestic Violence Church Team Training

This training event launches a partnership between your conference and the national offices of United Methodist Women, United Methodist Men and FaithTrust Institute. Two conferences will be chosen for Church Team Training in 2015. 
Applications are due November 30, 2014.

Get Resources and Event Ideas

The domestic violence page on unitedmethodiswomen.org has fact sheets, links to partners and online resources. One easy way to impact your church or community is to print and widely distribute a domestic violence poster from the UMWomen Flickr page. It educates on the facts of domesic violence, helps readers determine if they are in abusive relationships and give contact information for those who need help.

Posted or updated: 10/2/2014 11:00:00 PM
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