Caring for the abuse affected child and family [Facilitator's guide for clergy.]
Maine Child Welfare Training Institute and Cross Disciplinary Training Project.
Published: Janauary 2004
Publication Information: Augusta, ME : Maine Child Welfare Training Institute.
Available from: Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Service, Child Welfare Training Institute
45 Commerce Drive, Suite 11
Augusta, ME 04330
Tel: 207-626-5200 866-354-0084 (toll free)
This facilitator's guide presents an 18-hour interdisciplinary curriculum designed to train the clergy in the areas of domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, and substance abuse. It is designed to raise the consciousness of clergy and promote their sense of accountability towards victims of abuse. Training materials are presented for six sessions that address: characteristics of families in distress, trauma, and principles of treatment trauma; domestic violence, risk analysis, the effects of domestic violence on children, and domestic violence services; child abuse and neglect, the abuse continuum and indicators of abuse, reporting abuse and working with the child welfare system and domestic violence, and child abuse and neglect case studies; substance abuse and treatment options; elder and adult abuse, mental health, and mental illness; and theological issues relating to abuse, including the role of the clergy, theological claims, working with batterers, the marriage homily, and what congregations can do to prevent abuse. Each session includes tips for trainer preparation, objectives and an outline, participant handouts, and overheads. Numerous references.
family violence; family therapy; intergenerational abuse; substance abuse; reporting procedures; training materials; child care workers; clergy