Thriving While Healing
Oct
13
Dec 15

Thriving While Healing

Thriving While Healing is a nine-week-long psychoeducational peer support group for LGBTQ survivors of sexual violence. 

RSC Mini: Money & Relationships
Dec
5
Dec 12
RSC

RSC Mini: Money & Relationships

  • NW Network Community Engagement Center

The NW Network of BTLG Survivors of Abuse will be offering a two-part relationship skills class on money and finances!


Queer Parent Networking Dinner
Nov
10
6:00 pm18:00

Queer Parent Networking Dinner

  • NW Network Community Engagement Center

The next Queer Parent Networking Dinner will be on Thursday, November 10th from 6-8pm @ the NW Network's Community Engagement Center. If you'd like to join us, please RSVP by sending an email to qpnd@nwnetwork.org or calling the office at 206-568-7777

Form & Function: Using Inclusive and Culturally Responsive Language When Gathering Data on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
Oct
27
1:00 pm13:00

Form & Function: Using Inclusive and Culturally Responsive Language When Gathering Data on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Please join the Northwest Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian & Gay Survivors of Abuse for a training on practical skills & best practices for utilizing inclusive and culturally responsive language when gathering demographic and intake data on sexual orientation and gender identity. This free training will be facilitated by the Kristin Tucker, National Training & Technical Assistance Project Coordinator, The Northwest Network. Please save the date for Thursday October 27, 1-3pm, at the NW Network Community Engagement Center (3818 S Angeline St, Seattle, Washington, 98118) for this training. 

Space is limited, please RSVP here.

Youth of Color Needs Assessment Focus Group
Oct
20
4:00 pm16:00

Youth of Color Needs Assessment Focus Group

  • Rainier Beach Community Center

Do you know a youth or young adult of color (13-24) who has experienced homelessness or been unstably housed? The NW Network is hosting focus groups all around the King County to hear directly from youth of color about their experiences and needs. Please help spread the word!

Art for Action: How Cultural Work Can Support Healing, Unmask Violence and Envision the World We Want
Oct
20
12:00 pm12:00

Art for Action: How Cultural Work Can Support Healing, Unmask Violence and Envision the World We Want

Webinar recording available here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/p5po5y2d1fc/ 

During a time of austerity and cutbacks, art is viewed more and more as a luxury for the few. But movements for social justice have long known that art and cultural work are necessary to give expression to our struggles, reach a broad base, and build power for change. In this DVAM webinar panel, the NW Network will explore how local anti-violence programs can engage art for action.

Presenters to be announced!

Youth of Color Needs Assessment Focus Group
Oct
19
4:00 pm16:00

Youth of Color Needs Assessment Focus Group

  • Auburn Youth Resources

Do you know a youth or young adult of color (13-24) who has experienced homelessness or been unstably housed? The NW Network is hosting focus groups all around the King County to hear directly from youth of color about their experiences and needs. Please help spread the word! 

Youth of Color Needs Assessment Focus Group
Oct
12
4:00 pm16:00

Youth of Color Needs Assessment Focus Group

  • Renton Public Library

Do you know a youth or young adult of color (13-24) who has experienced homelessness or been unstably housed? The NW Network is hosting focus groups all around the King County to hear directly from youth of color about their experiences and needs. Please help spread the word!

Assessing Patterns of Coercive Control in Abusive Relationships, Part 3: Practice and Program Implementation
Aug
16
12:00 pm12:00

Assessing Patterns of Coercive Control in Abusive Relationships, Part 3: Practice and Program Implementation

Webinar recording available here: https://bwjp.ilinc.com/perl/ilinc/lms/async_launch.pl?pvr_id=rtfbcyp&session_id=xzhssxxk

Part 3 in a 3 part series on “Assessing Patterns of Coercive Control in Abusive Relationships”, this session continues to offer opportunities to engage in skill building and practice with the Northwest Network’s assessment tool.  Using real-life examples, role-play observation and hands-on exercises, participants will deepen their understanding and build capacity to conduct assessments. This session will also address the myriad considerations for implementation, including documentation, intake policy best practices and organizational considerations relevant for programs who are interested in increasing their competency in serving LGBTQ survivors and integrating a broader practice of assessment into their service delivery.

Presented by Amarinthia Torres and Kristin Tucker, the Northwest Network

Assessing Patterns of Coercive Control in Abusive Relationships, Part 2: Practical Skills and Implementation
Jul
19
12:00 pm12:00

Assessing Patterns of Coercive Control in Abusive Relationships, Part 2: Practical Skills and Implementation

Webinar recording available here: https://bwjp.ilinc.com/perl/ilinc/lms/async_launch.pl?pvr_id=vjrxhmt&session_id=ktwrhfhj

(note: audio does not generally start until about 30-40 minutes into the recording)

Part 2 in a 3 part series on “Assessing Patterns of Coercive Control in Abusive Relationships”, this session expands from analysis and framing to skill-building, practical implications and program implementation. The Northwest Network’s Assessment Tool will be introduced in detail, using advocacy stories and participant exercises. This session will also address the myriad considerations for implementation, including approach & intention, documentation, debriefing, etc relevant for programs who are interested in increasing their competency in serving LGBTQ survivors and integrating a broader practice of assessment into their service delivery.

Presented by Amarinthia Torres and Kristin Tucker, the Northwest Network

Assessing Patterns of Coercive Control, Part 1: A Basic Skill for LGBTQ DV Advocacy
Jun
21
12:00 pm12:00

Assessing Patterns of Coercive Control, Part 1: A Basic Skill for LGBTQ DV Advocacy

Webinar recording available here: https://bwjp.ilinc.com/perl/ilinc/lms/async_launch.pl?pvr_id=wxmjsrc&session_id=sbmytkfv

(note: audio does not generally start until about 30-40 minutes into the recording)

This session offers an exciting introduction to the Northwest Network'€™s tool and analysis on assessing patterns of power and control in abusive relationships. Developed over 20 years of work with LGBTQ survivors of intimate partner violence, the Northwest Network'€™s approach to assessment continues to be a fundamental consideration,  and practice for any organization hoping to create relevant, accessible support for LGBTQ individuals, as well as broadly expanding our capacity to holistically respond to the experiences of all survivors.

Presented by Kristin Tucker and Amarinthia Torres, Northwest Network

Moving Beyond the Wheel: Understanding Domestic Violence in LGBTQ Communities
Jun
7
12:00 pm12:00

Moving Beyond the Wheel: Understanding Domestic Violence in LGBTQ Communities

Webinar recording available here: https://bwjp.ilinc.com/perl/ilinc/lms/async_launch.pl?pvr_id=mshzjkm&session_id=bjfjwxrx

(note: audio does not generally start until about 30-40 minutes into the recording)

This webinar will center the importance of building awareness of the context of LGBTQ people’s lives as a key component in supporting creative, effective advocacy with LGBTQ survivors. Through story sharing and examples, we will expand our understanding of the strengths, vulnerabilities and barriers LGBTQ survivors face in navigating systems and communities, as well as addressing the unique considerations for safety planning and advocacy rooted in the lived experiences of LGBTQ survivors.

Presented by Kristin Tucker and Amarinthia Torres, Northwest Network

Discourse at the Intersections: HIV & Violence in LGBTQ Relationships
May
24
12:00 pm12:00

Discourse at the Intersections: HIV & Violence in LGBTQ Relationships

Unfortunately, we were unable to get a clear recording of the Discourse at the Intersections webinar session. Please check the NW Network's event page to see when this session will be offered again.

This webinar explores the Northwest Network’s understanding of power and control in intimate relationships as it relates to the context and experiences of survivors and/or partners living with HIV/AIDS.   To support creative, effective advocacy solutions we will highlight the impacts, vulnerabilities, and barriers LGBTQ, HIV positive/affected individuals face as it relates to domestic violence, systems, and communities.  Through discussion and interactive activities, this session seeksto create discourse on the best practices and implications for safety planning with LGBTQ survivors living with or impacted by HIV/AIDS.    

Presented by Edric Figueroa, Community Advocate, the Northwest Network

The Skills We Need for the Relationships We Want: Exploring the features and evaluation findings of a domestic violence prevention program for LGBTQ communities
May
10
12:00 pm12:00

The Skills We Need for the Relationships We Want: Exploring the features and evaluation findings of a domestic violence prevention program for LGBTQ communities

Webinar recording available here: https://bwjp.ilinc.com/perl/ilinc/lms/async_launch.pl?pvr_id=bcphcbh&session_id=chxycwjx

(note: audio does not generally start until about 30-40 minutes into the recording)

Developed 15 years ago by LGBTQ survivors of domestic violence, the NW Network’s Relationship Skills Class (RSC) has since grown considerably in size and scope. RSC is a domestic violence primary prevention program that centers the experiences of LGBTQ communities and teaches skills to build loving and equitable relationships. To address the growing pressure to implement “evidence-based programs,” the NW Network recently conducted a comprehensive, community-based evaluation of RSC to examine its delivery and impact on participants. This session will describe the development, curriculum, and culturally specific approach of RSC as well as key findings from the evaluation. This webinar aims to highlight one approach for preventing domestic violence that is both informed by evidence and grounded in our communities.

Presented by Edric Figueroa & Kristin Tucker, the Northwest Network & Carrie Lippy, PhD, Lippy Community Consultants, LLC

Thriving While Healing: Skills-based Support for LGBTQ Survivors of Sexual Violence
Apr
26
12:00 pm12:00

Thriving While Healing: Skills-based Support for LGBTQ Survivors of Sexual Violence

Webinar recording available here: https://bwjp.ilinc.com/perl/ilinc/lms/async_launch.pl?pvr_id=fpwkvyb&session_id=sbmptfhh

(note: audio does not generally start until about 30-40 minutes into the recording)

This webinar will discuss highlights and lessons learned from the NW Network's unique, strengths-based sexual assault support group, Thriving While Healing: Finding Joy, Resilience and Support in the Aftermath of Sexual Assault. This all-gender support group, specifically oriented to LGBTQ survivors offers skills, education, and tools to name and confront the silence, isolation, and shame which so many survivors experience, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Themes and interactive activities from the group such as cultivating resilience, normalizing the process of healing, trigger planning, positive sexuality, and self-trust will be discussed during this webinar.

Presented by Amarinthia Torres and Sydney Pk, the Northwest Network

Holding Complexity: Young People, Sex Work, and Trafficking
Apr
12
12:00 pm12:00

Holding Complexity: Young People, Sex Work, and Trafficking

Webinar recording available here: https://bwjp.ilinc.com/perl/ilinc/lms/async_launch.pl?pvr_id=czvszhf&session_id=tkczprsh

(note: audio does not generally start until about 30-40 minutes into the recording)

The intersections of sex work and sex trafficking are complex, and often result in tensions among practitioners who work in the sexual assault and human trafficking fields. In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, this webinar will focus on deconstructing language and policies that tend to divide us, rather than unite us in our work to support young people in living healthier, safer lives. Centering LGBTQ youth, participants will learn from young people and practitioners, about strategies for building rapport with, and developing supportive youth-centered responses for youth engaged in the sex trade. By examining where we are, this webinar will offer methods to keep a vision of the future we want to create.

Presented by the Northwest Network and Break the Cycle

*Please read the following document prior to joining the session: Holding Complexity Webinar Participant Guide

Let’s Talk About Sex: Sex-Positive Advocacy for Survivors of Sexual & Domestic Violence
Mar
22
12:00 pm12:00

Let’s Talk About Sex: Sex-Positive Advocacy for Survivors of Sexual & Domestic Violence

Webinar recording available here: https://bwjp.ilinc.com/perl/ilinc/lms/async_launch.pl?pvr_id=mshvvcs&session_id=ktwxbhth

(note: audio does not generally start until about 30-40 minutes into the recording)

In honor of Sexual Violence Awareness Month, join us for a dynamic, interactive session exploring what it means to re-envision the way we provide support and understand healing for survivors of sexual & domestic violence. In this session, we will examine our personal and movement values as they relate to sex, sexual violence and what it means to heal from trauma; build our self-awareness and individual skills to provide grounded, holistic services to survivors of violence; and increase organizational capacity to provide services & engage communities around sexual violence in a sex-positive context. Come prepared to have some real talk about sex, healing and the possibilities for our movement to move beyond simply addressing harm and towards a vision of embodied sexual lives for all survivors.

Presented by Amarinthia Torres and Kristin Tucker, the Northwest Network

Proceed!  LGBTQ Legal Issues for DV Advocates
Mar
15
12:00 pm12:00

Proceed! LGBTQ Legal Issues for DV Advocates

Webinar recording available here: https://bwjp.ilinc.com/perl/ilinc/lms/async_launch.pl?pvr_id=kytppsj&session_id=jpvbkyyh

(note: audio does not generally start until about 30-40 minutes into the recording)

This webinar will assist advocates working with LGBTQ survivors who are engaged in criminal and civil legal processes related to the abuse they've experienced.  This session will support advocates to increase their skills in identifying the different criminal and civil legal remedies available to LGBTQ survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.  “Engaging the Legal System” will also provide tools to navigate the legal system, strategies to recognize and respond to the barriers LGBTQ survivors face and practical tips to ensure effective, creative legal advocacy specific to LGBTQ-survivors' needs and experiences.

Presented by Kristin Tucker, the Northwest Network