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Don't Say the Wrong Thing: What You Need to Know about Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence

August 27 at 4:00 p.m. Pacific (7:00 p.m. Eastern)



  • Courtney Armento

Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence (DV/IPV) are disturbing realities for far too many people. The statistics are startling: 1 in 3 women will experience severe intimate partner violence, 1 in 4 men and 1 in 5 teens will likewise be victims over the course of their lives. These numbers are hard to fathom because DV/IPV are hidden. The truth is, violence is embedded in our culture, but you can be pro-active in reducing violence. Courtney Armento will offer insight around how to respond, (what to/what not to say) if someone comes to you who has experienced domestic or intimate partner violence. 

We welcome an ecumenical audience for this training. This topic exists in every community, and the more churches that receive training, the more effective we can be in creating a new culture of safety and awareness. Shatter shame, stigma and silence and help stop violence now; learn valuable information for your next steps as Christian leaders who are strategically poised to offer hope and care.

On Tuesday, August 27 at 4 p.m. Pacific (7 p.m. Eastern) join us and discover: 

  • What not to say to someone who has experienced domestic / intimate partner violence so that you can work towards facilitating a culture of safety and healing 

  • How domestic /intimate partner violence is hiding in plain sight and how you can respond sensitively 

  • Exactly what to say to someone who has experienced domestic / intimate partner violence to support agency, healing and flourishing

  • The next steps to becoming a responder that will reduce violence and raise awareness so that you can be part of the solution 

This free training will be available for replay, but only if you register first.

About Courtney Armento: Courtney graduated from Claremont School of Theology with an MDiv in 2019. She is driven to inspire the power of community to create systemic change, in that vein, she co-authored resolution GA-1928, A Call to See and Respond to Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence (DV/IPV), which will be voted on for adoption at the General Assembly for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), July 2019. 

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