Friday, September 29, 2017 at 9:00 AM CDT
Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 5:00 PM CDT

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DoubleTree Inn, Austin, TX 

6505 Interstate Highway-35 North
Austin, TX 78752



Clare Obradovich 
FaithTrust Institute 

Safe & Healthy Churches Training:

Ending Family Violence 

September 29-30, 2017 at the
DoubleTree Austin –Austin, Texas


 This two-day training 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 trauma - informed protocols to protect victims, prevent future harm, and respond effectively and sensitively to victims/survivors, their families, and abusers.

Break-out sessions will address issues particular to those serving in leadership roles:

  •  Domestic Violence Response: Pastoral Care
  •  Child Abuse Prevention & Response
  •  Healthy Teen Relationships

Who should attend: Church teams of two - four people. Lead-ers 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 will generously cover training expenses for attendees (including one night’s hotel). Churches from Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, Fort Worth and surrounding areas are invited to apply.

Application deadline: September 15, 2017

 Support for this program is provided by InFaith Community Foundation, a national charity with a mission to serve donors, spread joy and change lives through charitable giving. To learn more, visit InFaithFound.org.