Faith Community Professional Education Initiative
The Faith Community Professional Education Initiative will incorporate
victimization dynamics into seminary curricula. Under a previous
project, the Denver VALE Board and the Denver Seminary collaborated
to develop the "Victimization: Seminary Education in Pastoral
Counseling" curriculum to instruct seminary students on the
issues victims face. This initiative will identify schools of professional
religious education representing a range of faiths in which the curriculum
will be pilot tested, then refined and broadly disseminated. To complement
this project, OVC will support the production of a promising practices
video highlighting effective and innovative faith-based victim service
programs. The video will feature both direct service and education
initiatives that improve how faith communities respond to victims.
For more information, visit the Denver
District Attorney's Web site.