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Domestic Violence Faith and Community-Based Initiative

Join us October 23, 24, and 25 for important training on Domestic Violence.

Safe Space Domestic Violence Chaplain Designation Training

Date: October 23rd, 24th, and 25th, 2023

Location: Department of Children and Families Tharpe Street Office

1000 West Tharpe Street Tallahassee, FL 32303

Back Training Room

This is an in-person event.

Faith-based communities are integral to a community’s response and prevention of domestic violence. Faith-based communities not only provide support for their community; they also facilitate optimal opportunities for impact across the lifespan from youth and kids’ programs, marital and partner groups, and groups for individuals to address various life challenges. People in crisis often connect with their faith leaders for support and guidance, often before reaching out to social service organizations, law enforcement, shelters, etc. When it comes to addressing domestic violence, faith communities are poised to make a high impact in the reduction of violence through positive lifestyle messaging, support of survivors and families, and holding perpetrators accountable for violent actions.  

The Office of Domestic Violence offers the first Safe Space Domestic Violence Chaplain Designation Training. This training provides Florida’s faith leaders with their 16-hour training to receive the DV Chaplain Designation. This training is essential to prepare faith leaders for addressing Domestic Violence in their communities.

This training is 2 days, and the last day is a half day of networking, community planning, and a graduation ceremony. The agenda will be sent to attendees prior to the training.

Attendance is limited and registration is required.

Safe Space – The Department’s Domestic Violence Initiative: Equipping Florida’s faith-based and community organizations with the tools to address the impact of domestic violence in their local communities.

Faith-based communities are an integral part of a community’s response and prevention of domestic violence. These partners not only provide support for their community; they also facilitate optimal opportunities for impact across the lifespan from youth and kids’ programs, marital and partners groups, and groups for individuals to address a variety of life challenges. The Department is committed to connecting individuals in crisis with these pillars of resiliency to best support survivors, perpetrators, and their families as they seek safety.

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