Together We Can Help

·  Every 15 seconds a woman is battered
·  3 or more women each day are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends
·  2 to 4 million women are abused each year
·  3.3 to 10 million children are exposed to domestic violence every year
·  30% to 60% of children exposed to domestic violence are also physically and/or sexually abused
·  Over 40% of male and female high school students have been victims of dating violence at least once.
·  1 in 4 women will experience abuse (rape or physical assault) in their lifetime
·  1 in 6 men will experience physical abuse in their lifetime
·  1in 4 girls is sexually abused before the age of 18
·  1 in 6 boys is sexually abused before the age of 18
·  1 in 5 children are solicited sexually on the internet
·  An estimated 39 million survivors of childhood sexual abuse exist in America today and 30-40% are abused by a family member

The Evangelical Covenant Church addresses sexual assault and its related concern, domestic violence, through the Advocacy for Victims of Abuse (AVA) initiative. As a church we acknowledge the reality of brokenness and sin in the world as well as the power of the community to heal brokenness through Jesus Christ. AVA informs, educates, and raises awareness in our congregations and communities.

AVA Training

You will learn:
– How to safely help victims of abuse
– Domestic Violence 101
– Child Sexual Abuse 101
– How to be an advocate
– How to find local resources

You should take this training if:
– you know someone who has lived/or is living with abuse
– you have a desire to stop the violence
– you are interested in becoming ad advocate.


Date:  Saturday, March 16, 2013
Time:  9:00am – 5:00pm
Place:  Faith Covenant Church
Cost:  $20/person, lunch included

RSVP to the church office by email or call 248-661-9191 by March 10, 2013


Question?  contact Jean Jacquin