Pope Francis has denounced domestic abuse and violence. Join leaders from across the nation to learn how the Church, through you, can respond in your own community. Leaders participated in a 2-day symposium on programs and resources grounded in Catholic Social Teaching that addressed domestic abuse, to be better prepared to champion a compassionate response in their parishes and dioceses.
PRESENTATIONS - Hope, Heal and Healing 2016 Symposium
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What We Need to Know Before Offering Hope, Help and Healing
• Definitions and Prevalence | Christauria Welland, Psy.D., Founder, Pax in Familia
• Effects of Trauma on People Who Experience Abuse and Violence | Christauria Welland, Psy.D.
• Effects of Trauma on People Who Use Abuse and Violence | Christauria Welland, Psy.D
•Danger Assessment | Carmen Alvarez, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, The Johns Hopkins University
Church Teaching on Marriage and Domestic Abuse and Implications for the Annulment Process
•Tribunal Annulment Cases: Clinical Considerations Where Domestic Violence Has Occurred | Rev. Thomas Ferguson, Ph.D., Vicar General, Diocese of Arlington The Consulting Side - Frank J. Moncher, Ph.D., Psychologist, Tribunal Psychological Assessor, Diocese of Arlington
•Orchestrated Destruction: Pornography as a Script for Domestic and Sexual Violence | Lisa L. Thompson, Vice President and Director of Education and Outreach, National Center on Sexual Exploitation, Washington, DC.
Role of the First Responder
•Listening with Compassion and Referring to a Professional Helper. Eileen Dombo, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Assistant Dean, and Chair, Masters of Social Work (MSW) Program, National Catholic School of Social Service, The Catholic University of America
• Working with the Domestic Violence Hotline - Jenny Lor, National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH)
•What You Need to Know about Immigration Laws and Domestic Violence Issues | Jeanne Atkinson, J.D., Executive Director, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), Cecelia Friedman Levin, Senior Policy Counsel, ASISTA Immigration Assistance
Domestic Abuse and Violence in Pope Francis’s Amoris Laetitia and Implications for Addressing Domestic Violence in Sacrament Preparation and Catechetical Programs | Lauri Przybysz, D.Min., Director of Education, Catholics For Family Peace, President-Elect, National Association of Catholic Family Life Ministers and Bethany Meola, Assistant Director, USCCB, Secretariat for Laity, Family Life, Marriage and Youth
How to Motivate the Person Who Uses Abuse and Violence to Seek Healing | Christauria Welland, Psy.D., Founder, Pax in Familia, and Maxine Davis, Faculty Associate, Catholics for Family Peace
How to Recognize and Respond to Survivors of Domestic Abuse Experiencing Unexpected Pregnancy or Loss of their Child due to Miscarriage or Abortion | Mary McClusky, Assistant Director of Project Rachel Ministry Development, USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities; Catherine T. Coyle, R.N., M.S.N., Ph.D., Co-Director of the Alliance for Post Abortion Research & Training; and Kathleen Carter, Parenting Program Coordinator, Shady Grove Pregnancy Center
How to Address Domestic Abuse Amidst Multicultural Beliefs and Practices | Manuel Ruiz, M.A., Therapist, Synergy Family Services
How to Teach People Who Are Hurting to Recognize Their Dignity as Children of God | Rose Folsom, Catholic speaker and founder Virtue Connection, Silver Spring, MD
How to Walk with People Seeking to Forgive | Scott Hurd, Senior Director for Leadership Development, Catholic Charities USA
How to Work With Your Local and National Community and Governmental Resources | Cathy Hassinger, Director of Community Services, Catholic Charities Diocese of Arlington; Arlene Vassell, National Resource Center on Domestic Violence; and Rob Valente, J.D., Chief Officer of Government Affairs for the National Domestic Violence Hotline
How to Propose, Implement, and Monitor a Domestic Abuse and Violence Response Policy in Your Diocese or Catholic Agency | Dennis Butler, Chief, Human Resources, Diocese of Paterson and Co-Founder, Catholics For Family Peace.
Practical Models for a Catholic Response
Archdiocese of Chicago Model: Creating a Parish Based Response to Domestic Abuse Throughout the Diocese - Rev. Charles W. Dahm, O.P., Ph.D., Director of Domestic Violence Outreach, Archdiocese of Chicago and Pam Davis, Department Director of Counseling Services, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago. How to Start a DV Ministry in Your Parish
Archdiocese of Washington: Implementing a Parish Response to Domestic Violence - Laura Yeomans, Parish Partners Program Manager, Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Washington: Experience of Creating a Parish Response to Domestic Violence