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Eighty percent of all victims of domestic violence look to a pastor, priest, rabbi, or other religious leader for help first. Yet clergy are some of the least informed and most ill-prepared for abuse counseling. The eleven chapters in this book will help your church respond effectively to various kinds of abuse, develop appropriate strategies, and locate helpful resources. Chapters include: We Have a Problem Here Questions on Pastors’ Minds Warning Signs of Abuse and Family Violence Spiritual Care and Empowerment Personalized Safety Plan This Quick Reference Guide can help you become part of a network of professional and community services available to respond to cases of family violence and child abuse and neglect. Together there is strength to bring justice, healing, and hope where there was once only despair. This resource was updated in 2009 to include up-to-date information concerning abuse prevention and helping victims of abuse. This Quick Reference Guide was previously titled Peace and Healing.