Eyes Open to Abuse

In this Eyes Open to Abuse course, we will help you identify signs and characteristics of abuse and abusers and develop a plan to support survivors of abuse.

Takes approximately 14 hours to complete.


Training more than one person?


Church, Faith & Everyday Life, Justice & Mission Work, Ministry Leadership, Parenting, Small Group Curriculum, Work, and Youth Ministry

Course Description

As Christians, we are called to “do justice and to love kindness” (Micah 6:8), and a part of this is protecting and providing for the vulnerable. Those who have been or are being abused are particularly in need of our belief, support, and love. We must create spaces of God’s shalom to those at particular risk and denounce abuse in our congregations. To help you on this journey to bring justice and kindness to your community, we will help you identify signs and characteristics of abuse and abusers and develop a plan to support survivors of abuse.

We estimate that this will take you 14 hours to complete (but not all in one sitting!). We recommend going through this Eyes Open to Abuse course slowly and thoughtfully with a mentor or friend, giving yourself space to handle the overwhelming nature of this content.

Meet Your Instructors

Fuller & CBE International

Fuller Seminary is an evangelical, multidenominational graduate institution committed to forming global leaders for kingdom vocations. Responding to changes in the church and world, Fuller is transforming the seminary experience for both traditional students and those beyond the classroom: providing theological formation that helps Christ-followers serve as faithful, courageous, innovative, collaborative, and fruitful leaders in all of life, in any setting.

CBE International is a nonprofit devoted to educating Christians that the Bible calls women and men to lead and serve as equals. For over 30 years, they have equipped Christians to use their God-given talents in leadership and service regardless of gender, ethnicity, or class. As they’ve pioneered for women’s equality in the church, home, and society, they’e also created a large library of free online resources geared toward pastors, academics, and lay Christians alike.

What is a FULLER Equip course?

The FULLER Equip courses are designed with the goal of providing a comprehensive education in the study of Scripture and its practical applications to life, work, and the advancement of God's kingdom.

These courses are specifically tailored to meet the needs of learners around the world, offering a global perspective on the study of Scripture and its relevance to everyday life.

Whether you are looking to deepen your personal understanding of Scripture, or seeking to apply its principles to your professional life or ministry, FULLER Equip courses offer a wide range of resources and tools to help you achieve your goals.

From online lectures and interactive discussions to practical assignments and case studies, these courses are designed to engage learners at all levels and equip them with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed. So whether you are a beginner or an experienced student of Scripture, FULLER Equip courses have something to offer everyone.

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About FULLER Equip

FULLER Equip is an extension of Fuller Theological Seminary. It offers non-degree courses, professional certificate programs, training services, and research to help individuals and organizations advance the kingdom of God. FULLER Equip provides courses covering theology, leadership, counseling, and more. Professional certificate programs offer specialized study. Equip also offers training services such as customized workshops and coaching. Lastly, Equip conducts research and engages in strategic partnerships to innovate Christian ministry and service.

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