Upcoming Webinars and Training Events
Safe and Healthy Congregations Training
May 9-11 in Minneapolis
"Lutheran Advocates for Safe Families (LASF), a collaboration among the Lutheran Community Foundation (LCF), Lutheran church bodies and social ministries was created to inspire and refocus the movement within our faith community to address domestic and sexual violence. LASF Safe and Healthy Families and Congregations is the first project, and its goal is to prepare clergy and lay leadership to intervene in and prevent family violence, as well as create safe congregations and facilities." from LCF website
LCF, in partnership with Justice for Women, is providing a two and a half day training for congregations in Minneapolis. Four people from 25 congregations will be trained at the two and a half day session. Please see the application form to learn more about congregational teams. Priority will be given to congregations in the Twin Cities Metro area. FaithTrust Institute Domestic Violence Webinar Series
January 12, 2012- November 13th, 2012
Are you interested in learning more about the prevention of family and relationship violence, how to help surviviors heal, and how to create safe congregations and facilities?
In conjunction with the Lutheran Community Foundation, FaithTrust Institute invites you to participate in a free webinar series that will address multiple topics related to domestic violence. Topics to be covered include: responding to domestic violence in your faith community, teen dating violence, addressing domestic violence in premarital counseling, child abuse, healthy leadership boundaries, healing for children exposed to domestic violence, elder abuse, batterer accountability, and several other clergy-focused discussions.
Through these online events, ELCA congregational leaders become part of the larger constellation of this church, fulfilling the call to denounce and combat domestic violence and violence against women.
For questions or to learn more about each webinar, visit the FaithTrust Web site. There you will find dates, times, and specific information for each discussion, as well as the opportunity to register.