• "...to bring good news to the poor... proclaim release to the captives... let the oppressed go free..."
  • (Luke 4:18-19)

    Domestic Violence Awareness Workshop for Clergy

     Clergy are invited to join us on Monday, January 29, 2024, 1:00 PM-4:30 PM EDT, for a virtual Domestic Violence Awareness Workshop.

    American Baptist Women’s Ministries is partnering with American Baptist Home Mission Societies for a Domestic Violence Awareness Workshop for Clergy. This workshop will enable clergy to come together in a safe and intentional manner to learn ways to support and aid those in their communities who are suffering from Domestic Violence. The Bible study will take familiar scripture text and look at it through the lens of domestic violence. Together, we will reflect and see how our actions and inactions may impact a survivor in our families, churches, and communities. Clergy will receive Continuing Education Units (CEU) for this workshop. 

    Topics Covered
    • Biblical Exploration of Violence
    • Domestic violence behaviors
    • Supporting victims & survivors
    • Issues of faith & domestic violence
    • Safety planning for victims & the church
    • Referring & issues of confidentiality
    • Responding to & supporting abusers

    Register Now! 
    Register now for the virtual training. Registration fee is $79. Click here to register using ABHMS' Center for Continuous Learning. 

    Cancellation Policy – Refunds forfeit a $30 processing fee. Refunds will be issued at the discretion of American Baptist Women's Ministries. Written cancellation notice must be received by January 1, 2024. No refund notification requests will be honored after January 1, 2024. Written cancellation notice may be emailed to info@abwomensministries.org.

    Bible Study Leader
    Rev. Dr. Gina Jacobs-Strain is the Executive Director for American Baptist Women's Ministries (ABWM) and is a member of the National Executive Council for American Baptist Churches, USA. Rev. Dr. Gina served as the Transitional Pastor for First Baptist Church of New Market in Piscataway, New Jersey; Interim Pastor of St. Paul Baptist Church, Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey; Associate Regional Pastor for Women in Ministry for American Baptist Churches of New Jersey (ABCNJ); and is an Associate Minister of Christian Education at St. Paul Baptist Church in Montclair, New Jersey. Click here to read Rev. Dr. Jacobs-Strain's full bio.

    Domestic Violence Trainers
    Tara Aday is the Senior Director of Programs at Safe Haven Ministries—a comprehensive domestic violence agency committed to serving all victims and survivors while also working to prevent violence before it begins. Tara leads training on domestic and sexual violence prevention and response to a wide range of audiences, including students, faith communities, workplaces, and human service providers. Of particular focus, Tara has spent much of her career mentoring and working with youth to build their own leadership and advocacy skills. In all that she does, Tara believes in the power of community-based solutions to domestic violence and the power of collective accountability and relationship building as the driving solutions to violence prevention. When not working, Tara enjoys cooking and sharing a meal as a way of building community and anything outdoors.

    Tony Tendero is the Fellow in Residence at Safe Haven Ministries. As part of the Prevention Team, Tony’s charge is to conduct research, inform, develop and prepare Safe Haven to launch a Learning Institute focused on domestic violence prevention by 2025. Having local and national impact while linking theory and practice, the Learning Institute will work to increase individual and organizational capacity to address and prevent gender-based violence in five key arenas: youth violence prevention, healthcare, human services, workplace, and faith. His formal education includes a BA degree (University of Michigan) and an EdD degree (Teachers College-Columbia University). His work in education as a middle school teacher, elementary/middle school principal, curriculum director and university professor was focused on literacy, spiritual formation and leadership development. His seasons in ministry focused on discipleship, prayer, community development and church planting. Tony serves faith communities to see them walk in their call to shepherd their people toward flourishing.

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