Queer Parent Networking Dinner
Jul
13
Oct 19

Queer Parent Networking Dinner

  • NW Network Community Engagement Center

The NW Network’s, Queer Parent Networking dinners take place every second Thursdays of the month from 6-8pm @ the NW Network's Community Engagement Space!

Our Queer Parent Network Dinners (QPND) offer time to meet other LGBTQ families and parents, share a meal together, and talk about parenting issues that are affecting your lives. QPND is open to all bi, trans, lesbian, gay, two-spirited, queer, and questioning families...including parents, co-parents, & other people who have a significant role in the life of a child. Dinner and childcare are provided! 

If you'd like to join us, please RSVP by sending an email to James at james@nwnetwork.org or calling the office at 206-568-7777

Practice Not Perfect: Advanced Relationship Skills Class
Aug
2
Aug 9
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Practice Not Perfect: Advanced Relationship Skills Class

  • NW Network Community Engagement Center

You’ve been through our Relationship Skills Series…You’ve tried out some skills…And now you want to share what has worked and what still feels hard…We hear you!

The Northwest Network of LGBT Survivors presents “Practice Not Perfect” a 2-part booster course to reinforce your healthy relationship skills.

NOTE: This is a course for folks who have already taken our 7-week Relationship Skills Class.

Join us on WEDNESDAYS August 2 & August 9 to discuss how you’ve tried out your skills, practice new exercises that advance your relationship skills and more!

Black & Brown Intimate Bonds: A Relationship Skills Series for LGBTQ/SGL people of color!
Sep
6
Oct 11
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Black & Brown Intimate Bonds: A Relationship Skills Series for LGBTQ/SGL people of color!

  • NW Network Community Engagement Center

Have you asked yourself where LGBTQ/SGL people of color can go to find a safe, open space to learn skills for their relationships?

Look no further….

The Northwest Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse, in partnership with API Chaya and People of Color Against AIDS Network (POCAAN) present a 6-week course to get the skills we need to build the Black and Brown relationships that we want.


It Takes a Village, People!
Jul
25
12:00 pm12:00

It Takes a Village, People!

Register here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/july-11-17/event/registration.html

Most survivors of domestic violence reach out to a friend or family member long before they attempt to access a social service agency for support, but friends and family may not know how to help a loved one who is being battered. This webinar will walk participants through the It Takes A Village People Toolkit and show advocates how to apply advocacy skills to help diverse survivors break isolation, strengthen social connectedness and increase safety.

Presented by Connie Burk, the NW Network & National LGBTQ Institute on IPV

Glitter and Grit: Celebrating 30 Years of the NW Network
Jul
22
Jul 23

Glitter and Grit: Celebrating 30 Years of the NW Network

  • Repair Revolution

The NW Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse is pleased to announce Glitter & Grit: Celebrating 30 Years of the NW Network on Saturday, July 22nd, 2017! We are thrilled to produce this amazing show and after party while also raising funds to support the critical services and programsn at the NW Network.

Economic advocacy IS DV Legal Advocacy IS Economic Advocacy: Learning about and learning from Transgender Economic Empowerment Programs
Jul
11
12:00 pm12:00

Economic advocacy IS DV Legal Advocacy IS Economic Advocacy: Learning about and learning from Transgender Economic Empowerment Programs

Unfortunately, the visual recording disconnected and is missing some session content. You can find the webinar links here:

A full .mp3 recording (via Dropbox) can be found at this link

 

Economic vulnerability increases vulnerability to domestic violence; and experiencing domestic violence is frequently impoverishing. This is true for all survivors of domestic violence. However, transgender people, especially trans people of color, face pervasive discrimination in education, employment and housing along with unacceptable rates of intimate partner violence.  

Trans-centered projects are demonstrating how and why legal advocacy aimed at economic empowerment and educational access are critical components of DV Advocacy.

In this webinar, we will hear from leaders/experts from two programs: Drian Juarez, program manager at the LA LGBT Center’s Transgender Economic Empowerment Program, and Claire Farley, Director of Economic Development at the San Francisco LGBTQ Center.

Legal advocacy can and should go beyond protection orders: Some survivors need help resolving warrants, aligning identification documents and clearing nuisance charges before they can move forward. We will connect the dots between transphobia, trans people’s experiences of IPV, and why advocacy aimed at economic and educational empowerment is so critical for this population when we think about DV advocacy.  

facilitated by Margaret Hobart, PhD, The National LGBTQ Institute on Intimate Partner Violence

Supporting LGBTQ Youth in the Sex Trades
Jul
6
2:00 pm14:00

Supporting LGBTQ Youth in the Sex Trades

  • NW Network Community Engagement Center

This training will look at the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and questioning youth who exchange sex for money, clothing, drugs, a place to stay or other survival needs. This training is designed to start the conversation and equip anti-violence advocates, youth workers and first responders with initial skills and framework necessary to help support LGBT youth in the sex trades. We will be exploring topics around youth self-determination, specific support for trans youth and boys in the sex trades, anti-trafficking responses and survivor-centered harm reduction strategies.

Relationship Skills Class Mini-Series: Interracial Bae
Jul
5
Jul 12
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Relationship Skills Class Mini-Series: Interracial Bae

  • NW Network Community Engagement Center

This is a 2-week course to get the skills we need to build the interracial relationships we want.

This series offers information and skills for folks who are interested in building stronger interracial relationships in affirming and anti-oppressive ways.

We will focus on the personal work that each of us can do in order to show up for our friends and loved ones of different races. The focus will be on tools and skills that help re-arrange power and set affirming boundaries and expectations in interracial relationships, so that our needs are met and our racial identities (especially marginalized racial identities) are honored.

Clothesline Project @ the Dyke March Rally
Jun
24
5:00 pm17:00

Clothesline Project @ the Dyke March Rally

  • Seattle Central Community College

The NW Network's Clothesline Project exists to educate, document and raise awareness to the extent of homophobic, biphobic and transphobic violence used against lesbian, bisexual, trans and gay people; to support the healing process of all lesbian, bisexual, trans and gay survivors of violence.

Check out the Project at this year's Dyke Rally at Seattle Central Community College on Broadway and Pine.

Supporting Youth Survivors of Gender-Based Violence
Jun
20
12:00 pm12:00

Supporting Youth Survivors of Gender-Based Violence

Webinar recording available here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/p65uqlqs5vmb/

This webinar will explore how service programs and organizations can support youth and young adults experiencing dating or domestic violence, sexual abuse and other forms of gender-based violence. With lessons learned from the NW Network's Teen DV Project, Q-Lab, this webinar will:

- Review barriers to support, including confidentiality and mandatory reporting issues,

- Identify pragmatic, culturally specific approaches to service for LGBTQ youth; and,

- Demonstrate how, by centering the needs of marginalized youth and young adults, we can improve advocacy for all survivors of abuse.

with Shannon Perez-Darby of the NW Network

Youth of Color Needs Assessment Community Share Back
Jun
19
3:00 pm15:00

Youth of Color Needs Assessment Community Share Back

  • 2100 Building, Community Room B

On Monday, June 19, we will be hosting a Community Share Back about the Youth of Color Needs Assessment, a truly community-based research project elevating the voices of homeless and unstably housed youth of color in King County. Over the past year, with the help and collaboration of countless community partners, youth of color leaders, youth workers, advocates, and stakeholders like you, we heard from over 100 youth of color across the region about their experiences and insights. Our Community Share Back is an opportunity to share what we learned and for all of us to discuss next steps for King County and our communities. I hope you will join us!

Stronger Together! Building Strong Organizational Collaborations
Jun
13
12:00 pm12:00

Stronger Together! Building Strong Organizational Collaborations

Webinar recording available here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/phqshn66klkn/

Stronger Together!

It is Pride month and folks are reaching out! Drawing from his experience organizing with survivors and community leaders on both coasts, Essex Lordes, NCAVP Coordinator, will lead an exploration of collaborations among mainstream, culturally specific and LGBTQ specific anti-violence organizations. What makes for a productive collaboration? How can mainstream organization support the work of community-specific organization while avoiding of pitfalls of co-optation? What are opportunities to plug in? Join this webinar for practical ideas and start strengthening your collaborations today!

Facilitated by Essex Lordes, NCAVP & the National LGBTQ Institute on IPV

Thriving While Healing
May
18
Jul 13

Thriving While Healing

Thriving While Healing is a nine-week-long psychoeducational peer support group for LGBTQ survivors of sexual violence. Through conversation, art, and body-centered practice, participants strengthen their skills for healing after sexual assault or abuse. For more information and registration, please give us a call at 206-568-7777 or email sydney@nwnetwork.org

Spring Relationship Skills Class
May
10
Jun 21
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Spring Relationship Skills Class

  • NW Network Community Engagement Center

The Northwest Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse presents our Spring 2017 Relationship Skills Class.

Join us for this 7 week series to get the skills you need to build the relationships you want!

Community Engagement Makes the Difference!
May
2
12:00 pm12:00

Community Engagement Makes the Difference!

Webinar recording available here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/p3ihl5ns23xg/

Want to reach out to LGBTQ people?  Want to demonstrate your organization’s love for LGBTQ community?  Want to become a trusted resource for LGBTQ survivors?  Community Engagement Makes the Difference!  Whether your program is a general DV agency or works in a specific community, whether you serve mostly LGBTQ survivors or just a few,  turn intention into action by getting out of the office and into the neighborhood.   

Get ready for Pride month with this Community Engagement "Why & How" Primer!

Presented by Connie Burk, the Northwest Network

Thriving While Healing: Skills-based Support for LGBTQ Survivors of Sexual Violence
Apr
25
12:00 pm12:00

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

Webinar recording available here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/p37a8nii84m/

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

Relationship Skills Class Mini-Series: Non-Monogamy
Apr
5
Apr 12
RSC

Relationship Skills Class Mini-Series: Non-Monogamy

  • NW Network Community Engagement Center

The Northwest Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse’s presents:

A Mini-Relationship Skills Class Series on Poly/Nonmonogamous Relationships.

This is a two week course exploring the skills we need to build the non-monogamous relationships we want.

RESCHEDULED: Assessing Patterns of Coercive Control in Abusive Relationships, Part 3: Practice and Program Implementation
Apr
4
12:00 pm12:00

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

This webinar has been rescheduled for May 30, 2017. Register here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/may-30-17/event/registration.html

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 Edric Figueroa, the Northwest Network

Basics of Advocacy with LGBTQ Survivors of Abuse
Mar
21
12:00 pm12:00

Basics of Advocacy with LGBTQ Survivors of Abuse

Webinar recording available here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/p19gar9rays/

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 establish a strong foundation for the rest of the 2017 webinar series and include basic information like decoding the LGBTQ “alphabet soup” as well as advanced analysis for understanding the unique and crosscutting issues facing LGBT survivors. 

Presenters to be announced

*Captioning services will be available during this webinar

Assessing Patterns of Coercive Control in Abusive Relationships, Part 2: Practical Skills and Implementation
Mar
7
12:00 pm12:00

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

Webinar recording link here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/p5r3a05j10j/

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 Edric Figueroa, the Northwest Network

*Captioning services will be available during this webinar

2017 Q&A for Advocates
Feb
23
Feb 24
Q&A

2017 Q&A for Advocates

  • South Seattle Community College - Georgetown Campus

Back by popular demand! Queers & Allies/Questions & Answers for Advocates is a national convening to build strategies for advocacy & organizing in response to abuse in Trans and Queer, Lesbian, Bisexual & Gay Communities.

The 2017 Q&A for Advocates is a 2-day summit from February 23-24 hosted in Seattle, WA. See the event page for more details and to reserve a spot for you & your organization today!

TDVAM: Rethinking Mandatory Reporting Practices
Feb
21
12:00 pm12:00

TDVAM: Rethinking Mandatory Reporting Practices

Webinar recording available here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/p48i32w1nd8/

In honor of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, the National LGBTQ Institute on IPV will be presenting a webinar on its 2016 report "There's No One I Can Trust": The impact of mandatory reporting on the help-seeking and wellbeing of domestic violence survivors.

In this webinar, we will unpack the impact of mandatory reporting on help seeking and identify practical strategies advocates can use to decrease negative consequences of reporting and increase survivor safety and self-determination. 

Presented by The National LGBTQ Institute on IPV

*Captioning services will be available during this webinar

Assessing Patterns of Coercive Control, Part 1: A Basic Skill for LGBTQ DV Advocacy
Feb
7
12:00 pm12:00

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

Webinar recording available here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/p2fmtsxhzi1/

This session offers an exciting introduction to the Northwest Networks 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 Networks 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 Connie Burk and Amarinthia Torres, Northwest Network

*Captioning services will be available during this webinar

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!

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