Lessons Learned From a Faith Community-Based Domestic Violence Pilot Program in Forsyth County, NC.
Fowler, T. Sharee. Ellis, Shellie. Farmer, Deborah F. Hege, Anita.
Journal of religion and abuse
Vol. 8, No. 3 , p. 5-33
Publication Information: Binghamton, NY : Haworth Press, Inc.
Taylor and Francis Group
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Philadelphia, PA 19106
The authors describe the conceptualization, development, implementation and refinement of a faith community-based initiative to train clergy and lay leaders to respond appropriately to domestic violence within faith communities, to strengthen ties to local secular providers of domestic violence services, and to promote effective prevention, identification, intervention, and treatment of domestic violence in congregations throughout the Winston-Salem, NC area. Results from focus groups conducted with program participants are presented, along with lessons learned and recommendations for future efforts. (Author abstract)
family violence; faith based programs; community programs