Supporting Abuse Survivors in Congregational Communities 

Tuesday, April 30 from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Online via Zoom

Facilitated by Rebecca Donley 


Intimate partner violence and sexual abuse are issues that impact us all. We all have family members, friends, neighbors, colleagues, and congregation members who are survivors of abuse, and we may be survivors ourselves. But how many of us know someone who is a trauma-informed advocate for survivors? This 90-minute skill share is to help us all build up our toolbox for supporting survivors of abuse, so we can create a larger pool of skilled advocates ready to hold space for survivors and their families.

Rebecca Donley (she/her) began work in the field of domestic violence support over twenty years ago. She has provided trainings on intimate partner violence on the local, state, and national levels. She has spent thousands of hours holding space for survivors as a crisis line advocate for various hotlines. Rebecca has also trained and supported survivor advocates and other service providers. She currently organizes the project Community Advocates Creating Healing Everywhere (CACHE), to support community members in building trauma-informed advocacy skills to support survivors and their families.