On February 21, 2012, Gayle Crabtree opened the eyes of over 300 United Methodist Women to the facts about intimate partner violence and how the faith based community can become a part of the solution. She was invited to be the keynote speaker at the annual United Methodist Women’s Legislative Advocacy Day in Columbia, South Carolina. A question often asked of a large group is, “Do you know the name of your community’s shelter?” Many in all audiences do not know the name of that vital resource.
Through her non-profit organization, Hope for Healing.Org, Gayle has been knocking on the doors of churches within the Methodist Church Conferences, as well as other denominations, for several years and has trained hundreds of pastors and church workers through personal and group training sessions as well as teleclasses for those who can not attend the sessions in person. The first step in bringing solutions to victims of violence is educating those who can make a difference, provide safe havens, and assist victims in finding a way out of family violence.
A complicated issue, it’s Gayle Crabtree’s mission to bring that education to as many churches and church workers as possible. Through her affiliation with Document the Abuse as a community partner, she has unique tools available for pastors and church workers to use in helping with recognizing the symptoms of abuse, reaching out and being available to victims, and, most importantly, helping with individualized safety planning utilizing the Evidentiary Abuse Affidavit (EAA)©. She has authored the cirriculum and has published a workbook that’s used specifically in the pastor’s training and teleclasses, which teaches the basics of family violence so that each church worker can be effective if the situation should arise within their congregation or community.
Make an appointment today to bring Gayle Crabtree to your congregation, community or organization. It’s as easy as completing the form below, or contact ImaginePublicity by phone at 843.808.0859 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org You can also contact Gayle directly through her website Hope for Healing.Org.
- Small Steps to Change the World #DV (neilschori.com)
- Churches MUST become safe for #DV Victims (neilschori.com)
- Gayle Crabtree Speaks to South Carolina United Methodist Women February 21 (imaginepublicity.com)