New MCASA Resources for Faith Communities

Aug 22nd, 1970

Maddie Clouser MCASA Program Intern Faith communities can be a place of great healing for survivors of violence—but they can also serve as hotspots or enablers for perpetrators of sexual violence. For this reason, sexual violence is a critical issue for every faith community and its leadership to be attuned to. To help support faith communities in their efforts to prevent, recognize, and respond to sexual assault and abuse, MCASA has created a new web resource about sexual violence in faith communities. We look forward to engaging in ongoing dialogue with faith communities throughout the state to continue to improve and expand our support in this area. Training is also available for professionals working with faith communities, as well as faith community leadership. MCASA is proud to support the work of local rape crisis centers, who continue to lead the charge in ensuring all communities throughout Maryland can provide support to survivors and hold perpetrators accountable. For more information about MCASA training for professionals, please contact [email protected], or call 301-328-7023.
This article was originally published in the Summer 2016 issue of Frontline.

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