The Heart and Mind of an Abuser – Faith Based DV Workshop

August 27, 2016
3 CEU’s for Licensed Counselors and Social Workers

This workshop/course is for lay people, professionals, and church leadership

A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.” Luke 6:45 (NIV)

Faith Based DV WorkshopFOCUS Ministries offers half day faith based DV workshops/vourses. The workshops/courses are designed to provide an in-depth understanding on various topics associated with domestic violence, abusive relationships, and faith. This education aids individuals to make informed decisions and appropriate responses plus equips people helpers, church leadership, and counselors. Each three hour workshop offers 3 CEUs for licensed counselors and social workers.

An abuser can be a spouse, parent, sibling, a relative, a child, boss, fellow employee, a friend, boyfriend/girlfriend, a pastor, or a church member, etc. Those who batter come from all socio-economic, religious and racial backgrounds. They come from all walks of life. There is no “typical” batterer…but the word of God calls them FOOLS.

Often times we ask, “Why does he/she do that?” “What are they thinking?” “How do we respond to an individual who chooses to treat us cruelly?” Journey with us in answering these questions by attending this workshop.

Course Description

  • In-depth look into the heart and mind of an abuser
  • Identifying an Abuser
  • Charmers & Con Artists
  • Has He/She Changed?

Workshop/Course Objectives

  • Identify abusive behavior both biblical and practical
  • How to help women from being misunderstood and re-victimized by the church
  • Equipping counselors and advocates on signs of change
  • Taking your church to the next level

Course Details

  • Location
    FOCUS Ministries, Inc. will hold its training at the FOCUS Office
    57 E. Park Blvd.
    Villa Park, IL 60181

  • Date:
    Saturday, August 27, 2016

  • Schedule:
    9:00 am—12:00 pm
    Doors open by 8:45 am

  • Cost:
    Training: $25.00

    3 CEUs: $10.00

    • FOCUS Ministries, Inc. is a licensed continuing education unit (CEU) sponsor for social workers and counselors. 3 CEUs will be offered for an additional $10.00.
    • 3 CEUs may apply to ICDVP ONLY when submitting an ICDVP Form 6 and upon approval of the ICDVP Board. No charge will be applied since FOCUS is not a CEU sponsor in this area.
  • For a printable copy of the brochure for more information and to print out copies to give to others, please Download Brochure.

August 20, 2016
Call 630-617-0088 after August 20 for space availability.

Online Registration
Registration Deadline:
August 20, 2016

Unlicensed Attendees

Online Registration

Licensed Counselors and Social Workers

Online Registration

Mail-in Registration

To register by postal mail, please download the registration form:
Mail in registration PDF document

Please print the registration form, fill it out and send it with a check or money order to:

FOCUS Ministries, Inc.
57 E. Park Blvd.
Villa Park, IL 60181

Our Trainers

Paula SilvaPaula Silva
Paula Silva is co-founder and president of FOCUS Ministries, Inc. and coauthor of the book, Violence Among Us: Ministry to Families in Crisis. Paula has an MA in Counseling from Northeastern Illinois University and has also attended Larry Crabb’s School of Spiritual Direction. She counsels and coaches those who experience abusive relationships since 1995. She is the trainer at Partners in the Journey seminar, training for support groups leaders, and support group facilitator for women who have been abused.

Evelyn ColonEvelyn Colon
Evelyn Colon is an Illinois Certified Domestic Violence Professional and Abuser Intervention Facilitator. Evelyn joined FOCUS in 2007 as a leader and facilitator for FOCUS Support Group Ministry. Evelyn has a heart for hurting women and has ministered to those women in the Christian community that have experienced domestic violence and abuse. Evelyn also is a trainer at Partners in the Journey seminar for FOCUS Ministries, Inc.