Supporters of Victims of Domestic Abuse
ACFJ FAQ page with a list of related posts
For teenagers and young people who have been exposed to domestic abuse. [Note: not a Christian site]
[Editors note: Bursting the Bubble is now What’s OK at Home – or WOAH. The website is http://woah.org.au ]
Cathy Kroeger spoke about things she and colleagues had been doing for decades to get Christians to address domestic abuse, in the USA, Canada and Russia. Kroeger was the founding president of CBE (Christians for Biblical Equality) and at the time of this talk was the President of PASCH (Peace and Safety in the Christian Home). PASCH is no longer in existence. She covers:
- domestic abuse in the Bible: Ezekiel 34, Hagar, Judah and Tamar, Joseph and his brothers
- David’s adultery and Nathan’s faithfulness
- the dichotomy — many are in denial, some are trying to generate social change
- in social change, the role of the prophet is unpopular
- how to get men involved
- pastoral counselling for domestic abuse takes up more time than any other kind of pastoral counselling
- pastors with the least training feel they can handle the problem by themselves
- pastors with more training in domestic abuse work in consort with secular agencies
- in the early 20th century, evangelicals thought Prohibition would stop domestic abuse
- how CBE got active on domestic abuse, lost motivation, then got back on board
- how the World Evangelical Fellowship got a taskforce started on violence against women
- why the RAVE website was set up
- how PASCH is writing a faith-based program for the DULUTH model (Changed Men Changed Lives)
- some professions have higher rates of abuse: military, police, doctors, lawyers, judges, clergy
- the attempted suicide rate in abused women is 35-40%
by Catherine DeLoach Lewis. This 2-page PDF is a condensed tool for pastors and counselors who are dealing with domestic abuse cases. It can be kept in one’s desk for ready access when printed and laminated as a double-sided resource.
Lewis created this version specific to her locality (i.e. phone numbers and agencies); however, she is willing to modify the information to reflect your specific contact information. Simply contact her by email (address provided at the bottom of the PDF) with your request.
Converting Statements into Questions: A skill for bystanders who want to help victims of domestic abuse
by Barbara Roberts (this is a post from this blog)
from “Practice Guidelines: A consultative document for Churches, circuits and districts when working within the issue of Domestic Abuse.
An excellent 34 page PDF resource from Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter. And their booklet Choosing to Change: A Handbook for Men concerned about their abusive behavior toward those they love – may be helpful for abusers who want to change.
ACFJ FAQ page with a list of related posts and other resources
This booklet can be downloaded in several different languages.
Readers are freely granted permission to reproduce this letter and use it to good ends. Please do not alter or change the wording.
by Ben Atherton-Zeman. Ben, though not a Christian, believes that more work needs to be done to involve men to end men’s violence. He has created a set of wheels to help men become more effective allies in the movement against battered women.
An excellent handbook from Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter. Written mainly for people who want to be able to support victims of family violence, but also beneficial to victims. It will give you ideas about talking with victims in respectful ways that will be helpful to women who are being abused by their partner.
Sin by Silence is a documentary that takes one into the lives of women who are domestic violence’s living, worst-case scenarios. Some of these women have killed their abusers and are now trapped behind bars. This documentary tells the story of Convicted Women Against Abuse (CWAA), an initiative led by the women of CWAA to help educate the legal system. Through careful orchestration of letter writing campaigns, media coverage, and senate hearings a moment was born and laws for battered women were change.
by Dr George Simon Jr
This link is broken and we are unable to determine if Truelove Homes maintains a website.
Truelove Homes is a non-profit Christian ministry that educates, encourages, and empowers pregnant survivors of domestic violence as they seek sake and affordable homes, where truth and love will dwell.
by Barbara Roberts. This will give you ideas of what not to say to victims!
Useful for those who are feeling overwhelmed from hearing victims’ stories of abuse
The original What Men Can Do website now redirects No To Violence.
Information about how men can respond to and prevent men’s violence against women.
by Barbara Roberts. Explains the many reasons why women stay. After reading this article, bystanders will be less likely to slight a victim for not leaving an abusive relationship.