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PC4 – Family Violence & Gender Issues Learning Circle & Continuing Education Opportunity
April 16 - April 20
Resource Persons: Kelly Dvorak, Rob Thomas & Melba Laferine, RW Hoekstra, Joye Platford
Elders: Herb Russell & Bernice Saulteaux (to be confirmed)
This course seeks to provide students with trauma informed understandings, tools and resources to support families or individuals seeking healing from violent relationships or internalized oppression. Special attention will be given to the epidemic of gender-based violence against women and girls, as well as against LGBTQ persons. Students will explore these realities within the life of the church, as well as family and community systems more broadly. They will identify scriptural passages and teachings often used to promote or silently enable abusive behaviors that violate the dignity and respect of all people.