Advocacy for Rookies! - WSCADV
November 28, 2017 @ 1:00 pm-November 29, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
Lacey Community Center, 6729 Pacific Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98503, USA
Advocacy for Rookies is a fast-paced two-day course for brand-new advocates, with facilitators Mette Earlywine and Tyra Lindquist. The Rookies experience includes on-line courses and a follow-up webinar. It's a whole package!
Whether you volunteer or are paid, you work in a shelter or a community office, you do system-based advocacy or community organizing for prevention, if you are new to this work, this training is for you.
Understanding DV dynamics
Practical day-to-day skills
and much more
Evidence is Power - The NW Network
December 5, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
To register: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/evidence-dec-17/event/registration.html
Community-based agencies receive growing pressure to implement “evidence-based programs.” That is, programs that have been studied and deemed “effective” by researchers. But what is considered evidence? And how can community-based agencies build their own evidence of what works in their communities? This webinar will examine these questions and explore the many opportunities and challenges that agencies face when conducting research and evaluations in community settings. We will discuss strategies for agencies to maximize the utility and power of the data they collect.
Roots of Gender Based Violence - HCSATS
December 8, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Harborview Research and Training Building, 300 9th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
WHO: DeAnn Alcantara-Thompson, Transformative Justice & Prevention Coordinator, Coalition Ending Gender Based Violence
WHAT: This workshop will be an opportunity to connect oppression, specifically racism, to gender based violence and look at underlying areas of connection in participant’s lives. Then there will be time spent looking at leading research from the gender based violence field about what survivors want and time to investigate how to offer support and stay connected. The workshop will end with a brief survey of non-criminal legal and civil responses to violence and where to go for more information.
This training is FREE and RSVPs are not accepted. These trainings can (very occasionally) reach capacity and seats/handouts are available on a first come, first-served basis.
Membership Based Stress Reduction Shop Talk
December 11, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Green River College-Kent Campus, 417 Ramsay Way #112, Kent, WA 98032, USA
“Mindfulness is paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, non-judgmentally, in the present moment.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn
Earlier this year, the Coalition’s Domestic Violence & Mental Health Collaboration Project organized a series of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) courses for providers and survivors as part of our MBSR Pilot Project. The courses taught the lessons of mindfulness, defined by its founder Jon Kabat-Zinn, as “moment-to-moment, non-judgmental awareness”. The practice of mindfulness has been shown to reduce stress, support coping and trauma recovery, and promote health and general well-being. Advocates and survivors alike can use mindfulness to increase their capacity to handle difficulties and sit with negative thoughts and feelings, better equipping them to engage with challenges and to work for social justice.
You and the survivors you work with can benefit from mindfulness and the lessons of the MBSR Pilot Project. Coalition staff and participants from member agencies will discuss the process, challenges, and successes of the MBSR courses, including key lessons for bringing these principles to your work. Carol Jakus, the highly experienced mental health clinician and MBSR instructor who taught the courses, will share her insights into using these techniques with trauma survivors and will give you concrete skills and exercises you can start using to reduce your and your clients’ stress today. Join us!
Register here: http://endgv.nonprofitsoapbox.com/mbsr-dec2017
Surviving in the Shadows: Sexual Assault Against Men with Disabilities and Deaf Men - Vera Center on Victimization and Safety
December 12, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
In this webinar, we will discuss the unique circumstances and barriers facing male survivors with disabilities and Deaf male survivors.
Register here: https://events-na11.adobeconnect.com/content/connect/c1/1083844668/en/events/event/shared/1099426672/event_registration.html?sco-id=1696026639&_charset_=utf-8y
Lunch Like This Webinar - WSCADV
December 12, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join us for Lunch Like This! A webinar series where we talk DV prevention.
These short webinars will be a place to share prevention tips and resources and connect with other preventionists from across the state during your lunch hour.
Get these dates on your calendar, pack a lunch, and tune in for Lunch Like This!
Dates below. All webinars begin at noon.
Our next Lunch Like This Webinar is 12/12/2017 and our topic is, our first Lunch Like This "Book Club". It would be great if you read The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas before our lunch date but if not, don't worry. Just be prepared for some spoilers.
Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3606930687300097795
Basics of Advocacy with LGBTQ Survivors of Abuse - The NW Network
December 19, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
To register: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/basics-dec-17/event/registration.html
Basics of Advocacy is a must have for any advocate looking to increase their capacity to support diverse LGBTQ survivors of intimate partner violence. This workshop will include basic information like decoding the LGBTQ “alphabet soup” as well as advanced analysis for understanding the unique and crosscutting issues facing LGBTQ survivors.
Coalition 2018 Annual Meeting
January 11, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
South Seattle College, 6737 Corson Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
There will be socializing and networking from 9:00 - 9:30 am and the meeting itself will start at 9:30 am
More information coming in the fall!