Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Embracing Families in Need - November 4, 2005

“Embracing Families in Need – a Day of Training for the Faith Community”
Building Peaceful Families Sponsored Event

The goal of this training is to support the continuing efforts of faith communities to prevent family violence and respond effectively to families experiencing violence. Find out how faith communities, advocacy community and the Court System can increase collaboration with outreach efforts, education, support services and spiritual guidance.

Embracing Families in Need
A Day of Training for the Faith Community

November 4, 2005

7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Center for Employment Training
701 Vine Street, San José

Conference Cost: $20.00.
Please make check or money order payable to:
Building Peaceful Families.
Conference fee includes:
Full day of training, continental breakfast, lunch,
resources material, free parking and door prizes.
To Register: Contact Marian Brown at or 408-808-7007

Presentations include:

Importance of Taking Action – Presentation by Warriors for Peace WFP is a men’s educational organization whose members have taken a pledge never to commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women. As men of faith, they will speak about their outreach efforts and the importance of faith communities taking action to end violence against women.

Domestic Violence the Batterer and the Faith Community – Learn to recognize all types of abuse including, physical, emotional, verbal, sexual and financial abuse. Information will be available on resources and how to access them (faith and secular) to assist congregants on how to hold the batterer accountable and help families to heal.

The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children and Interventions That Help – Important information on the latest finding on the impact of domestic violence on children will be shared and ways you can intervene to help the most vulnerable in your faith community.

Teen Dating Abuse and Solutions – One third of all teens report they have been in an abusive dating Relationship. Learn how you can help teens speak out and speak up to find solutions to stop the violence.

Domestic Violence and Abuse in Later Life and the Faith Community Response – Older battered people are more economically vulnerable than younger ones. They are usually neglected, and isolated. Learn about the wonderful outreach efforts and services that are available in the community to help this population where abuse is often hidden.

Mandated Reporting: What Happens After You Report? – We recognize that you will follow your mandated duties. However, following a brief review of mandated reporting laws, this presentation will cover what happens after you report and the innovative programs designs to help children and keep families together when appropriate.

Family Violence and the Courts – A distinguish panel of judges from Family Court, Juvenile Court, Dependency Court and Domestic Violence Court will discuss what happens when families are in the court system and the innovative programs, services and outreach effort the courts provide.

Partial List of Sponsors include:
Santa Clara County Superior Court
City of San José
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment
Interfaith Council on Religion, Race, Economic and Social Justice
Congregation of Shir Hadash
Human Relations Commission
Resources for Family and Children
Diocese of San José
Santa Clara County Office of Education
Islamic Network Group (ING)
Support Network for Battered Women
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence

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