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For information and resources, visit our Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Sexual Assault Awareness Month pages.

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We've created a COVID-19 resource page, with links for survivors, advocates, and spiritual communities. If you have additional resources that you think we should include, please email them to us.

 

Upcoming Training

Online Course: Healthy Boundaries 101 (Spring, 2021)

Apr 19, 2021 to May 21, 2021

COURSE DATES: April 19-May 21, 2021 This five-week course allows participants to examine the complex roles and situations of ministry in a thoughtful, reflective way. Read more...

Teaching Healthy Boundaries 101 & 201 ONLINE [Spring, 2021]

Apr 28, 2021 to May 06, 2021

We have adapted our in-person Teaching Healthy Boundaries course into an online class. Students will meet with instructors in 5 live online sessions, for 3 hours each day. This course will equip trainers to teach Healthy Boundaries 101 & 201. It is designed for those persons designated by their judicatory or organization to train clergy and spiritual teachers about healthy boundaries. Read more...

Buddhist Healthy Boundaries Online Courses (Spring, 2021)

May 17, 2021 to Jun 18, 2021

CLASS FULL. Our next Buddhist Healthy Boundaries courses will be offered in early fall, 2021. Read more...

What's New

Upcoming Webinar: Violence Within Families: A Trauma-Informed Faith Response

On April 20 at 6 pm CT, Rev. Lydia Mulkey will present a webinar entitled "VIOLENCE WITHIN FAMILIES: A TRAUMA-INFORMED FAITH RESPONSE" for The Institute for Coordinated Community Response. Register for free! Read more...

New Resource for Spiritual Leaders to Address Intimate Partner Violence

Encouraging and Preparing Faith Leaders to Respond Odyssey Impact has created an important new resource for spiritual leaders called Healing the Healers: Domestic Violence. This program is a multimedia video resource collection showcasing intimate peer-to-peer conversations with exceptional faith leaders on issues of crisis and trauma to be used in classrooms curriculums, as congregational tools and for self learning. Read more...

Supporting Victims and Survivors of Faith: Webinar Series for Advocates

Safe Havens has scheduled a series of webinars to help advocates better support victims and survivors for diverse spiritual communities. Read more...

2020 Newsletter

Read/download the FaithTrust Institute December, 2020 newsletter. Read more...

Free Advocate Handbook: Faith and Intimate Partner Violence

In recognition of DVAM, we are offering this FREE handbook that was created in collaboration with FCADV. Read more...

E-Books: Healthy Boundaries 101 and 201 Workbooks

To help trainers and students during these days of social distancing, we're releasing our Healthy Boundaries 101 and 201 workbooks as ebooks. Read more...

 

Recent Blog Posts

A Matter of Life and Death: Domestic Violence and the Healing Power of Faith

Reflection by Rev. Amy Gopp This powerful reflection was written by Rev. Gopp as part of her work with Odyssey Impact's new educational series Healing the Healers: Domestic Violence. This video-based series provides insights and strategies for care, along with practical tools to building a strong network of support in your faith communities. The series can be used for self-learning, workshops, trainings, as well as in the classroom and community. It includes 4 episodes and an expert written guide that navigates the complex issue of domestic violence to encourage and support faith leaders in creating safe and trusted communities for victims and survivors.

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Guest Blog: Hope in the Research #6

In this blog post, Rev. James Evinger highlights some recent research trends, including the emergence of diverse frameworks for understanding sexual boundary violations within spiritual contexts and the increase in research in communities and religious contexts that have been underrepresented or ignored. Since 1995, Rev. Evinger has reviewed materials and updated the Annotated Bibliography of Clergy Sexual Abuse and Sexual Boundary Violations in Religious Communities. This huge undertaking has provided an extraordinary resource for scholars and researchers, as well as those seeking to address the needs of survivors.

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Black Lives Matter: Sacred Breath

Many religious stories begin with a breath. God creating the universe with just a breath, and then light. A breath that clarifies thought, leading to understanding. The breath that pulses through the universe, inhabiting every person and everything—uniting us. “I…can’t…breathe.” This is the reality of where we are. And who we are. Our culture creates this violence, and supports it.

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In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we're offering a 50% discount on Why Faith Matters: Responding to Sexual Violence and Abuse. This is a multi-faith book for advocates and allies that addresses common religious and spiritual roadblocks and resources for victims/survivors.

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