Responding in Faith to Abuse
Survivors of abuse are all around us. Even in the church. 1 in 3 men and women have experienced a relationship violence-related impact during their lifetime. Abuse is a difficult topic, but so important for us to address. Research shows that survivors who have support from their church have more feelings of well-being and are less likely to return to an abusive relationship. All of us need to better understand this tragic phenomenon and how to respond. On Saturday, October 17, from 8:30 a.m. through 3:30 p.m. Michelle Markgraf will present a highly interactive seminar where all the members of the congregation are invited to learn more about.
- The different forms of abuse
- Effects of abuse and trauma on the survivor
- How you can help a survivor
- How our church and community can help survivors and address abuse
- And more
The seminar will also be live-streamed for those who would to participate without being present in person. Box lunch and snacks will be provided for in-person seminar.