Relationships are a necessary part of everyday life, but there is no such thing as a perfect relationship. Relationships, from acquaintances to romances, have the potential to enrich our lives and add to our enjoyment of life. However, these same relationships can cause discomfort, and sometimes even cause harm. In our healthy relationship trainings we take a look and Heathy vs. Unhealthy Relationships, uncover the signs of an unhealthy relationship and when to seek help.
Domestic Violence for the Clergy
Usually Victims of Domestic Violence that won’t call 911 and report the violence will usually confide in the church. We believe the church should be a resource for victims, the clergy, who are often perceived as respected members of the community and have the authority to make suggestions or even interventions about family issues. We believe that the theological beliefs of the clergy may hinder their ability to counsel victims, and the effectiveness of cleric ability to counsel victims varies greatly. Our trainings teach the clergy of available resources for victims of domestic violence and we are asking church’s to become safe spaces for victims that are displaced by domestic violence.
Dating Violence for our Youth
Dating Violence is a serious public health problem that is disturbingly common among adolescents and young adults ages 10 to 24. In fact, it is by far the most prevalent type of youth violence, and it impacts our nation's youth regardless of gender, race, socioeconomic class, or sexual orientation. Approximately 1 in 3 teens in the U.S. is a victim of teen dating violence, which involves physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner. Stalking is also a common type of teen dating violence and is often committed by intimate partners or acquaintances. Our Dating Violence Training focuses on reducing risk factors and educating our teens on Healthy Relationship goals as well as focusing on fostering protective factors geared towards prevention.
Domestic Violence in the Workplace
Domestic violence is no longer a private affair. Once an employee leaves an abusive partner, the workplace can become the setting for harassing phone calls, stalking, and outright viciousness. Employers have long understood that home life problems can affect attendance and job performance.
The pervasiveness and severity of domestic violence impacting the workplace demands the attention of employers, managers, human resources and security staff. 21 percent of full-time employed adults said they were victims of domestic violence and 74 percent of that group said they’ve been harassed at work.
Yet 65 percent of companies don’t have a formal workplace domestic violence prevention policy, according to research conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Only 20 percent offer training on domestic violence, the 2013 survey found.
Our training address the issue of Violence in the workplace, teaches employers and employees the signs to look out for and gives them the resources necessary to help victims of Domestic Violence.
Every year, millions of men, women, and children are trafficked worldwide – including right here in the United States. It can happen in any community and victims can be any age, race, gender, or nationality. Traffickers might use violence, manipulation, or false promises of well-paying jobs or romantic relationships to lure victims into trafficking situations.
Traffickers use force, fraud, or coercion to lure their victims and force them into labor or commercial sexual exploitation. Our Trainings teach the signs, the myths and misconceptions and key indicators that could possibly save a life.
Men and Domestic Violence
Men play a vital role in ending violence against women. In our trainings we explore that role also we know that Women aren't the only victims of domestic violence.
Men who experience domestic violence and abuse often don’t seek help until the problem becomes a crisis, Men also tend to worry they would not be believed, or that they would be perceived as less masculine if they reported abuse. Our trainings explore male masculinity and what it is about men that cause them to abuse and not speak out when they are being abused. Teach them the signs of abuse and the resources available for victims.
Domestic Violence Awareness
Every 9 seconds, a woman in the U.S. is beaten or assaulted by a current or ex-significant other.
1 in 4 men are victims of some form of physical violence by an intimate partner.
Here’s another shocking statistic: the number of U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan and Iraq between 2001 and 2012 is 6,488. The number of women who were murdered by current or ex-male partners during that same time frame is 11,766.
The most dangerous person to a woman is the man that she’s in a relationship with. That why in this training we not only teach the signs of domestic violence we also give them the resources necessary to leave a domestic violence situation and help them with a safety plan.
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When adults respond quickly and consistently to bullying behavior they send the message that it is not acceptable. Research shows this can stop bullying behavior over time.
Parents, school staff, and other adults in the community can help kids prevent bullying by talking about it, building a safe school environment, and creating a community-wide bullying prevention strategy.
Our training not only teaches the types of bullying but the key role every kid and adult plays in stopping it.