Working together for gender equity and social justice in King County.

Our members represent over 40 diverse agencies and individuals in King County, WA. By uniting our efforts to end gender-based violence, we expand our reach and our impact.

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Gender-based violence refers to acts of intimidation, control, coercion, and physical and sexual violence that are rooted in strict gender roles and inequity. No one of any gender, race, or age is immune to the harm caused by this form of violence. It is happening in your community. It is happening to people you know – and it often intersects with other forms of oppression, like racial and economic injustice.

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We believe that strengthening communication between our members and building relationships with public officials and community leaders is critical to the success of our shared work to end gender-based violence in King County. Our organization amplifies individual and group efforts and leads regional initiatives that:

  • Support the needs of survivors
  • Demand accountability and change from people who commit acts of gender-based violence
  • Increase the efficiency and responsiveness of institutions and programs
  • Provide training and technical support to allied organizations
  • Mobilize the community to challenge social and cultural standards that perpetuate inequity, rigid gender roles, and the abuse of power
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Taking effective action requires an understanding of the issue of gender-based violence, knowing how to talk about it with others, and having access to resources to mobilize the community. Everyone can make a difference, and we are here to support your involvement on any level!

  • EXPLORE the many tools and resources on our site
  • SPEAK OUT when you see disrespectful, coercive, or violent behavior
  • LISTEN to survivors of gender-based violence. Let them tell their stories without judging them
  • OFFER support and options to survivors rather than advice
  • TALK to your elected officials about increasing resources for programs that help survivors and prevent gender-based violence. Listening to you is part of their job
  • JOIN the Coalition Ending Gender-Based Violence! A chorus of dedicated voices commands attention
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Community Job Posting: Domestic Violence Community Advocate – Salvation Army

The Salvation Army in Seattle is seeking a full time Domestic Violence Community Advocate. Please see job description at The DV Community Advocate works in Seattle with adult DV survivors on an empowerment model to provide safety planning, crisis response, emotional support, and case management services. Services to be provided by this position will […]

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Community Job Posting: Domestic Violence Legal Advocate – Salvation Army

The Salvation Army in Seattle is seeking a full time Domestic Violence Legal Advocate. Please see job description at The Domestic Violence Legal Advocate works in Seattle with adult DV survivors on an empowerment model to provide: safety planning, legal information, assistance in navigating the civil and criminal justice systems, help obtaining and completing […]

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August 23, 2017
  • Diving into the Deep End: Strengthening the Therapeutic Response to Domestic Violence - Seattle

    August 23, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    The 2100 Building, 2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144, USA

    Use this link to register:

    This training will be held in Community Room A/B.

    As a mental health or chemical dependency professional, you play a critical role in addressing domestic violence (DV) battering and victimization in your clients’ lives. Recognizing and accounting for domestic violence is essential to safe and meaningful interventions, yet many treatment providers find themselves feeling fearful of making things worse or powerless to help at all. This interactive, skills-based workshop will explore the information and skills you need to deliver ethical, effective practice.

    Topics to be covered include:

    · Context, intention, and impact of abusive behavior and coercive control
    · Techniques for building rapport with survivors and perpetrators
    · Appropriate clinical responses to DV
    · Techniques for promoting safety and self-determination when working with survivors and accountability when working with perpetrators
    · Utilizing advocacy resources

    Tracee Parker, PsyDbrings her experience as a DV Advocate, a Perpetrator Treatment Provider, a Supervised Visitation Provider, and a Psychologist to more effectively address domestic violence in the context of various treatment settings.

    *Low cost: Through the generous support of the Pacific Hospital Preservation and Development Association, this one-day workshop is offered for the nominal fee of $40, payable with registration. A boxed lunch will be provided.

    *Workshop for psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, counselors, nursing professionals, chemical dependency professionals and/or other professionals working in the mental health or chemical dependency arenas

    *CEUs: 6 chemical dependency CEUs pending through King County MHCADSD and 6 social work CEUs pending from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Washington Chapter

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