Small group workshops session #4
In this workshop participants will discuss unhealthy behaviors they see, like dating violence, bullying, and harassment. Youth will start to gain the knowledge and skills they need to intervene safely and give help instead of doing nothing.
Paul wrote, “In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.'”
Participants will learn and practice three intervention strategies: Distract, Direct, and Delegate. They will explore how to intervene safely and when to seek help from friends or adults.
May Grace is the current interim executive director of Ivy House, a home where families in crisis can safely leave children so they can deal with the crisis. She has helped WELS congregations learn how to help survivors of sexual and domestic/dating violence. Previously, Michelle was a volunteer rape crisis advocate and served as executive director at a rape and domestic abuse center.