Pennsylvania Faith Based Domestic Violence Certificate Training

In Partnership with Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute

March 10, 2018
7 CEUs for Licensed Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists
This training is for pastors, church leaders, lay people, and professionals

Pennsylvania domestic violence training

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
  • Cycle of Abuse
  • Profile of an Abuser
  • Signs of Abuse
  • Why Does She Stay
  • DV Impact on Children
  • DV Impact on Teens
  • Do’s and Don’ts of Counseling
  • Signs He’s Changed
  • Helper versus Rescuers

Course Details

  • Location
    Pittsburgh Baptist Church
    3100 Pioneer Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15226-1741
  • Date:
    Saturday, March 10, 2018 NONREFUNDABLE
  • Schedule:
    9:00 am—4:30 pm
    Doors open by 8:30 am
  • Cost:
    7 CEUs: $25.00 NONREFUNDABLE

    • Training fee includes the training manual, snacks and lunch.
    • Licensed Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists registration fee is $60 plus $25 for 7 CEUs

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March 1, 2018
Call 630-617-0088 after March 1
for space availability.

Online Registration
Registration Deadline:
March 1, 2018
Unlicensed Attendees

Online Registration

Licensed Counselors & Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists

Online Registration

Mail-in RegistrationTo register by postal mail, please download the registration form:
Mail in registrationPDF document

FOCUS Ministries is accepting mail in registrations. Please print the registration form, fill it out, and send it with a check or money order payable to FOCUS Ministries to:

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

Our Trainer

Doreen Weiss is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She obtained her Bachelors from Geneva College in Community Ministries her Master in Community Counseling from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Doreen is also the Founder of Enduring Hope: Christ –centered Counseling, a ministry for women who are spiritually emotionally and/or physically at risk.

Doreen uses the Biblical approach, and is certified in, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Doreen has specialized training in, Addiction and Recovery, Genesis Process, and ASIST, for suicide intervention. Doreen has additional training in trauma resolution and post-traumatic stress disorder, and experience in, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, post abortion syndrome, crisis counseling, and victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse.