Domestic violence, or relationship abuse, is a hidden problem with devastating consequences for individuals and families. If not addressed, abuse tends to escalate, leading to physical and sexual violence and to hundreds of deaths each year. Well intentioned, but uninformed, responses may increase the risk of harm. The body of Christ has parts that, because of relationship abuse, are not able to fully function. This webinar is designed to help us understand the problem, so that we can recognize it and respond in practical and effective ways.
Bonnie Nicholas, LMSW serves as director of CRC Safe Church Ministry, a ministry dedicated to equipping churches in abuse awareness, prevention and response. Before taking this position, she worked in the field of domestic and sexual violence. Tara Aday is the Director of Prevention and Education at Safe Haven Ministries—the only faith-based agency in the US to exclusively serve women and children who have experienced domestic abuse. She's an expert in working with community partners to better recognize, respond, and prevent domestic violence.