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Voices for Non-Violence

 


 

Voices for Non-Violence:

  • Serves as a resource to faith communities and individuals by promoting positive family life and empowering individuals and groups to respond effectively to domestic violence and abuse
  • Seeks justice by proclaiming Christ’s message of healing and hope
  • Offers a safe place to those who have been wounded by abuse
  • Provides help for those who have behaved abusively and wish to take responsibility for their actions

 

VNV raises awareness about abuse through

  • Workshops and presentations
  • Written and audiovisual materials (brochures, booklets, information packets and library)
  • Worship resources

 

VNV provides assistance to individuals, families and churches grappling with abuse by offering

  • Support groups
  • Consultations regarding specific situations
  • Referrals to affiliated agencies
  • Practical tools for abuse prevention which include promotion of healthy relationships and safety in homes and churches

 

Resources

Understanding sexual abuse by a church leader or caregiver *NEWLY REVISED*

This booklet addresses the very difficult topic of sexual abuse by a church leader.  Using biblical text as its foundation, it provides a clear definition of sexual abuse as illustrated by a composite story of an actual abuse experience.  The booklet offers tools to help readers understand the dynamics of and appropriately respond to sexual abuse by a church leader, as well as providing means of prevention.

Abuse: Response and Prevention

Intended as a guide for church leaders, this 31-page booklet provides tools to care for the abused and the abuser, both inside and outside the church.  It includes basic information about abuse, biblical reflections, suggestions for appropriate response to incidences of abuse as well as ways to prevent abuse.

Home Shouldn’t be a Place that Hurts

This brochure is intended for churches and individuals.  It defines abuse, lists signs of abuse and offers suggestions of what to do for the abused, the abuser and those who know of abuse.

To receive free copies of any of these resources, contact Voices for Non-Violence.