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2016 Resources: What Can Your Congregation Do?

This year we are lifting up selections from recent resource packets that will include educational presentations, worship resources, sermon ideas, and informative bulletin inserts.

2015 Domestic Violence Awareness Resources: Saturday People

Presbyterians Against Domestic Violence Network (PADVN), one of the 10 networks of the Presbyterian Health, Education and Welfare Association (PHEWA), urges Presbyterians to be agents of healing by collaborating with our community allies in ending the violence. The church, bringing a faith perspective to this collaboration, has a unique voice in this effort.  We offer… Read more »

2014 Domestic Violence Awareness Resources

This annual packet of worship, advocacy, and awareness resources for Observing Domestic Violence Awareness, developed by PHEWA’s Presbyterians Against Domestic Violence Network (PADVN), includes resources that faith communities might find useful in worship, in your own work with victims and survivors of domestic violence, and in educating congregational members on how to be effective agents… Read more »

2010 Domestic Violence Congregational Packet

2010 Domestic Violence Congregational Packet The 2010 Presbyterians Against Domestic Violence Network (PADVN) Domestic Violence Congregational Packet focuses on parent youth/relationships. Individual pieces include: “When the Line Has Been Crossed: Violence in Parent/Teen Relationships” “A Family Covenant to Protect Against Violence” “Factors Beyond the Family that Promote or Allow Violence” “The Value of Boundaries” “What is ‘Normal’?” Worship Resources for… Read more »

2009 Domestic Violence Congregational Packet

The 2009 Presbyterians Against Domestic Violence Network (PADVN) Domestic Violence Congregational Packet focuses on teen dating violence. Individual pieces include: Cover Letter The Facts on Teens and Dating Violence A Father’s Letter to his Teenage Children Teen/Young Adult Sexuality Covenant Sexting, Texting, and Cell Phones — A Bigger Problem Than We Think Teen Power and… Read more »

Why should male ministers preach on domestic violence?

by the Rev. Kevin Fredericks, Black Mountain Presbyterian Church, Black Mountain, N.C., Presbyterians Against Domestic Violence Network (PADVN) Leadership Team For years many church leaders have operated from the basic orientation that Domestic Violence is a women’s issue. Within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the issue emerged through the Office of Women’s Ministry. In a rather… Read more »

What if you visit an elderly member and see signs of abuse?

Presbyterians Against Domestic Violence Network (PADVN) provides this resource for pastors. The indicators of elder abuse are similar to those for spousal/partner abuse and child abuse. In addition to physical, sexual, emotional or psychological and financial abuse, there is one other aspect of elder abuse. Elder abuse may also involve neglect — passive, active or… Read more »

What if your congregation discovered a church officer was charged with domestic violence?

Presbyterians Against Domestic Violence Network (PADVN) provides this resource. What if members and leaders of a congregation discovered that an ordained church officer (pastors, elder or deacon) was charged with domestic violence in his or her family? What are the issues that need to be worked through and addressed by the community of faith?