Faith Based Domestic Violence Certificate Training

April 22, 2023
6 CEUs for Licensed Counselors, Social Workers, CDVP, PAIP

This training is for church leaders, lay people, and professionals.

Domestic violence victims

One in four women in our churches experience domestic violence and abusive relationships.

FOCUS faith based domestic violence training is a training program designed for those interested in working with domestic violence victims/survivors within the Christian community.

Participants can expect to learn the dynamics of domestic abuse and best practices in co-facilitation of groups and/or a role of an advocate.

God delights in restoration of shattered souls. Healing comes by fully understanding the nature and ramifications of abuse.

FOCUS believes that following a biblical path of restoration allows God’s grace to touch the heart’s deepest wounds.

Course Description

  • What is Domestic Violence
  • Types of Abuse
  • Profile of an Abuser
  • Why Does She Stay
  • DV Impact on Children
  • Profile of a Victim
  • Do’s and Don’ts of Counseling
  • Signs He’s Changed
  • Helper versus Rescuers

Course Details

  • Location
    FOCUS Ministries, Inc. will hold its training at the FOCUS Office
    57 E. Park Blvd.
    Villa Park, IL 60181
  • Date:
    Saturday, April 22, 2023
  • Schedule:
    9:00 am—4:30 pm
    Doors open by 8:30 am
  • Lunch is on your own
  • Cost:
    6 CEUs: $20.00 NONREFUNDABLE

    • Training fee includes the training manual and snacks.
    • Licensed Counselors, Social Workers, CDVP, PAIP  NONREFUNDABLE registration fee is $45 plus $20 for 6 CEUs
  • For a printable copy of the brochure for more information and to print out copies to give to others, Download Brochure.

April 14, 2023
Call 630-617-0088 after April 14, 2023 for space availability.

Online Registration

Registration Deadline:
April 14, 2023

Unlicensed Attendees

Online Registration

Licensed Counselors, Social Workers, CDVP, PAIP

Online Registration

Mail-in Registration

To register by postal mail, please download the registration form:
Mail in registrationPDF 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.