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New Toolkit: Responding to Family Violence

Executive Director

Family violence is a serious issue in Texas. According to the Texas Council on Family Violence, 1 in 3 Texans will experience domestic violence in their life.

Faith communities can be key resources for victims of family violence. It is vital for clergy to know how to respond when a congregant approaches them about their concerns...and it’s important for congregations to make family violence awareness part of their culture.

Texas Impact’s toolkit for congregations, Responding to Family Violence, is a great place to start. It includes information that faith communities need to be proactive:

  • basic legal information like definitions

  • websites and phone numbers for professional responders

  • religious resources like sermon starters and prayers

  • printable signs for restrooms and other public areas

  • guidance from Texas religious and policy experts

Responding to Family Violence is available online as a free download

Download Responding to Family Violence

The toolkit is also available in print for $20 including postage. The print publication comes bound and 3-hole punched. To order printed copies of Responding to Family Violence, email

Texas Impact gratefully acknowledges Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc., for their financial support of this publication.