Responding to Domestic Violence, Nov. 17. Register by Nov. 14!

Presenter: FaithTrust Institute – Rev. Lydia Mulkey
West Lawn UMC
15 Woodside Ave, Reading, PA 19609
Cost: $20 to register
Offering .20 CEUs for this event. Both laity and clergy are urged to attend. The conference Board of Ordained Ministry endorses this training event and highly recommends it to clergy for pastoral care and ethics education.

Our new Eastern PA Conference Domestic Violence Committee will help congregations address this widespread, lethal problem through a conference-wide educational and planning event.

Churches have an important role and commitment to address domestic and family violence as part of their Christian ministry. You will learn how your church can understand the impacts of trauma, provide safety and support for survivors, and respond to one of the most pervasive, but too often hidden, public health concerns in society.

“Domestic Violence: The Faith Community Responds” will feature as keynoter the Rev. Lydia Mulkey from the FaithTrust Institute, based in Seattle, Wash. Mulkey has taught faith leaders about:

  • domestic and sexual violence prevention and intervention,
  • maintaining healthy boundaries to prevent ministerial misconduct, and
  • topics relating to teenagers, including relationship boundaries and trauma.

Workshops will focus on:

  • Pastoral and Congregational Care: A Faithful Response to Domestic Violence.
  • The AMEND program, designed to help men identify beliefs and attitudes that support abusive behaviors, and help them approach relationships with respect, equality and fairness instead.
  • Are We Ready for GenZ? How does domestic violence affect the post-millennial, school-age Generation Z? How can we help them understand, prevent and respond to DV in their social environments? A workshop especially for parents, guardians, youth ministers and teens.

We will also provide a planning session and a toolkit of resources to help your church respond to domestic violence in its community.

For more information, contact Jacqueline Hines at pastorjacquelineumc@gmail.com or 410-963-1721.