April is Child Abuse Prevention Month & Sexual Assault Awareness Month
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Save up to 50% on outstanding resources for addressing child abuse, sexual abuse, and domestic violence, as well as curriculum created to help spiritual communities address and prevent violence and abuse.
Free Resource! Advocate Handbook: Faith and Intimate Partner Violence
Download this handbook for advocates, which was created in collaboration with Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence (FCADV). We offer it as a free resource to those who want to better understand the role that religion and spirituality may have in the lives of victims/survivors of intimate partner violence.
Why Faith Matters: Responding to Sexual Violence and Abuse
A Handbook for Advocates & Allies
Available NOW as a downloadable PDF file
Spirituality and religion may be essential aspects of a victim's/ survivor's life and identity. This handbook, written for advocates, addresses key questions and issues that may arise in the aftermath of sexual violence and abuse and offers ways for advocates and allies to support survivors. Why Faith Matters is a vital resource for culturally sensitive and respectful advocacy.
Welcome to the Network!
On September 27-28, 2019 FaithTrust Institute and InFaith Community Foundation hosted our annual Safe & Healthy Churches: Ending Family Violence Training in Norfolk, VA. What a wonderful, committed group of people who came together through a dedication to protecting the vulnerable and creating safety and healing in their churches.
Welcome to the new members of the Why Faith Matters Network!
Welcome to the Network!
On September 28-29, 2018 FaithTrust Institute and InFaith Community Foundation hosted our annual Safe & Healthy Churches: Ending Family Violence Training in San Diego, CA. It was a wonderful experience, held at the First United Methodist Church of San Diego.
We welcome the new members of the Why Faith Matters Network!
About Why Faith Matters
There are four spheres of action that we address on Why Faith Matters:
The experts in any movement to end violence are the victims/survivors. Their knowledge, stories, and voices must be central to our movement to eliminate intimate partner violence, sexual violence, child abuse, and all forms of harassment and bullying.