Your organization can participate in a wide-ranging series of awareness programs designed for faith-based leaders, congregational members and church youth groups.
Church Leadership Training
Our “Supporting Survivors” Program is specifically designed for Stephen Ministers, pastoral care teams and church leaders.
This program provides awareness, support and referral training for faith-based leaders, which enables them to serve those affected by domestic violence and sexual assault. Trained individuals will have the tools to provide support and guidance to their members and the community.
The Supporting Survivors program is six hours conducted in two sessions. The workshops cover five topic areas, including:
- Domestic Violence Awareness
- Sexual Assault Awareness
- Domestic Violence Support
- Sexual Assault Support
- Educating the Community
Fellowship Education Presentation
Our Fellowship Education presentation is given during a congregational service. The presentation is 15 – 30 minutes long and covers issues surrounding child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault. The program also includes information about LACASA Center and the nonprofit’s work on a local level. This presentation is flexible in time and content.
Awareness Month Activities
We work with your organization to help plan special events or activities that coincide with national awareness months, including national Child Abuse Prevention Month, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Churches can “go blue” in April to help prevent child abuse and join our “Pinwheels for Prevention” rally and garden planting. Or, “go purple” in October during our community-wide “Shine the Light” domestic violence awareness campaign.
Community Awareness Event
Our Community Awareness Event is an hour-and-a-half presentation, which usually coincides with a national awareness month activity. It is designed to be held once faith leaders, care teams or Stephen Ministers have completed the “Supporting Survivors” workshop. This “Awareness & Understanding” program is designed to dispel myths and enhance awareness about issues surrounding domestic violence and sexual assault.
Community Advocacy & Outreach Event
Once abuse is demystified, people often want to know more about how they can get involved. This program provides information about LACASA Center and how individuals, study groups, or leadership teams can make a difference. The presentation is an hour-and-a-half and identifies ways people can get involved right here in our community.
Youth Prevention Education
We provide age-appropriate awareness programs for youth in middle school, high school and college. Our curriculum is designed specifically for young people and includes a variety of topics that help them gain awareness about healthy relationships, dating abuse, interpersonal violence, and the power of bystander intervention.
If you would like more information about any of our faith-based programs, contact our Community Education Department at 517-548-1350 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.