Thriving While Healing: Peer Support Group for LGBTQ Survivors of Sexual Assault
Oct
23
to Dec 18
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Thriving While Healing: Peer Support Group for LGBTQ Survivors of Sexual Assault

Thriving While Healing is a free, 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.

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Not Just Common: Responding to the Unique Experiences of Homeless and Unstably Housed Youth of Color
Dec
14
9:30 AM09:30

Not Just Common: Responding to the Unique Experiences of Homeless and Unstably Housed Youth of Color

  • Seattle University, Bannan Engineering Building, Wyckoff Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Click here to view the flier for Not Just Common

Click here to read the Youth of Color Needs Assessment report

The Youth of Color Needs Assessment, a project of the NW Network, is a county-wide, systematic examination of homelessness among youth of color to clarify their experiences, strengths, and needs regarding housing. The project illustrates opportunities and barriers for King County’s ongoing efforts to prevent disproportionate rates of homelessness among youth of color.

Join us for a full-day summit featuring:

  • a morning plenary and discussion of practice implications
  • youth of color led panel discussion about experiences navigating systems and support in King County
  • afternoon presentation and discussion of policy implications of the project

REGISTER HERE

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Queer Parent Networking Dinner
Dec
14
to Mar 15

Queer Parent Networking Dinner

  • NW Network Community Engagement Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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

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Basics of Advocacy with LGBTQ Survivors of Abuse
Dec
19
12:00 PM12:00

Basics of Advocacy with LGBTQ Survivors of Abuse

Register here: 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.

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Winter Relationship Skills Class
Jan
8
to Feb 19
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Winter Relationship Skills Class

  • NW Network Community Engagement Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Northwest Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse presents our Winter 2018 Relationship Skills Class Series.

This 7 week series explores the skills we need to build the relationships we want.

Topics include:

Analyzing Power & Liberation
Identifying Cultural Norms & Personal Values
Negotiating Expectations
Accountability
Naming & Setting Boundaries
Addressing Conflict &
Strengthening Support Networks!

The classes will be held Mondays starting on January 8, 2018  and running until February 19, 2018. Every session will run from 6-8:30pm. The classes will be held in the new Northwest Network Community Engagement Center, located in the basement of the Columbia City Church of Hope: 3818 S Angeline St, Seattle, WA 98118. For more info, visit the event page or email Aimée-Josiane at aimee-josiane@nwnetwork.org.

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Reprise: Webinar on Demand!
Jan
9
12:00 PM12:00

Reprise: Webinar on Demand!

Join us for a selection of pre-recorded NW Network webinar favorites! This week, we recommend giving a listen to sessions from our three-part assessment series.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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Reprise: Webinar on Demand!
Jan
23
12:00 PM12:00

Reprise: Webinar on Demand!

Join us for a selection of pre-recorded NW Network webinar favorites! This week, we recommend giving a listen to sessions about fostering a liberatory workplace.


HR for Liberation

A survey of keystone policies and practices to prohibit discrimination and promote an equitable and welcoming work environment for LGBTQ people. The webinar includes recommendations and practice tools for non-discrimination, human resources, and workplace culture.

Presented by Connie Burk, the NW Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse

Webinar recording available here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/ppuu28b3zltj/

Name, Frame, and Respond: How to Respond to Harassment

You have the policy, now what? This interactive webinar will prepare participants to name, frame, and respond to oppressive or concerning comments and actions, and incidents of harassment in anti-violence programs. Participants will respond to scenarios that address both overt and covert homophobia & transphobia, as well as role-playing through real-life situations generated by workers in the field. Content will focus on scenarios specific to both SA and DV advocacy. *A sense of humor and willingness to learn is highly suggested!

Presented by Kristin Tucker, a consultant with the NW Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse

Webinar recording available here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/p7g2g5sgnckz/

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Q&A for Advocates
Feb
22
to Feb 23

Q&A for Advocates

  • South Seattle Community College, Georgetown Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Q&A (Queers & Allies/Questions & Answers) is a one-of-a-kind training and consultation project available to DV advocates and others who want to improve their advocacy with trans and queer, bisexual lesbian, and gay survivors of abuse. Through this project, the National LGBTQ IPV Institute brings together advocates from across the country to:

  • Develop assessment skills and experience;
  • Share specialized info from LGBTQ survivors;
  • Share information about unique issues and concerns facing our diverse LGBTQ communities;
  • Problem solve around typical barriers that exist in shelters, advocate programs, anti-violence projects and queer resource centers;
  • Integrate queer generated theories and information about domestic violence into work with survivors
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Transcending Shame: A Relationship Skills Class
Mar
7
to Mar 14
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Transcending Shame: A Relationship Skills Class

  • NW Network Community Engagement Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Do you feel inferior? Do you experience a lot of guilt?

This workshop gives participants the opportunity to: understand the meaning of shame; gain awareness of shaming phrases and behaviors that are commonly used; recognize when they are being shamed; and learn ways to confront others who shame them.

For this series, the classes will be Wednesdays March 7 & March 14, 2018. They are held from 6 to 8:30pm in our Community Engagement Center located in the basement of the Columbia City Church of Hope: 3818 S Angeline St, Seattle, WA 98118.

*Interpreters are available and happily provided. Please if you are in need an interpreter, please let us know by February 14, 2017.

REGISTER HERE 

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Evidence is Power
Dec
5
12:00 PM12:00

Evidence is Power

Webinar recording available here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/paqtr0c910go/

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.

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Form and Function: Using Inclusive and Culturally Responsive Language When Gathering Data on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
Nov
21
12:00 PM12:00

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

Webinar recording available here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/p5ypnsn9f34k/

Join us for this webinar on practical skills & best practices for utilizing inclusive and culturally responsive language when gathering demographic and intake data on sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Unpacking Binary Systems of Sex and Gender
Nov
14
12:00 PM12:00

Unpacking Binary Systems of Sex and Gender

Webinar recording available here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/p98t2rr4w660/

Have you been feeling erased by recent conversations about gender?  Have you wondered if you missed the meeting where we decided that sexism and transphobia were somehow two separate deals? Are you longing for a framework that links struggles for sexuality, gender and reproductive liberation for all people?

Drawing on their nearly 25 years together in the Trans Liberation and anti-violence movements, Jake Fawcett and Connie Burk will unpack the dominant culture Binary System of Sex and Gender.   They will discuss the mechanisms of this system, demonstrate how it relies on white supremacy, colonization and consumerism as much as heteropatriarchy, and discuss how the system creates and enforces rigid expectations for people of all genders and sexual orientations.  

Jake and Connie will argue that our current movements can learn from history and avoid the traps of pursuing respectability and controlling language and expression in the hopes of gaining inclusion in the status quo.

They will explore how our experiences relate and how our struggles for justice and liberation could be linked rather than divided.  In particular, they will argue that liberation struggles of trans and gender non-conforming people and non-trans women are the ultimately the same.

And it will be hilarious and fun.

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Working It Out: Relationship Skills for the Workplace
Nov
7
2:30 PM14:30
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Working It Out: Relationship Skills for the Workplace

Have you ever needed support with workplace relationships? Are you curious about self-advocacy as a workplace skill?  The NW Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse is hosting Working It Out: Relationship Skills for the Workplace.

(This is an online webinar hosted by Adobe Connect; conference calls are also supported for folks unable to get online)

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Supporting Unstably Housed & Homeless Youth of Color
Oct
19
3:00 PM15:00

Supporting Unstably Housed & Homeless Youth of Color

This coalition meeting will be a training on Supporting Unstably Housed & Homeless Youth of Color. There will be a facilitated presentation on the NW Network-led project, the Youth of Color Needs Assessment – a county-wide, systematic examination of the overrepresentation of homelessness among youth of color to clarify their experiences, strengths, and needs regarding housing. The project aimed to illustrate opportunities and barriers for King county’s ongoing efforts to prevent disproportionate rates of homelessness among youth of color.

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Form and Function: Using Inclusive and Culturally Responsive Language When Gathering Data on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
Oct
19
10:00 AM10:00

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

  • NW Network Community Engagement Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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 Kristin Tucker, a consultant with The Northwest Network. Please save the date for Thursday October 19, 10am-12pm at the NW Network Community Engagement Center (3818 S Angeline St, Seattle, Washington, 98118) for this training. 

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Art for Action II: Storytelling
Oct
17
12:00 PM12:00

Art for Action II: Storytelling

Webinar recording available here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/ppiox3y7u3aa/

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 Part II of the Art for Action webinar series, the NW Network will explore how local anti-violence programs can continue to engage art for action with an emphasis on storytelling.

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Discourse at the Intersections: HIV & Violence in LGBTQ Relationships
Oct
3
12:00 PM12:00

Discourse at the Intersections: HIV & Violence in LGBTQ Relationships

This webinar was rescheduled. We will update the Events page with the future date of this session.

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 seeks to create discourse on the best practices and implications for safety planning with LGBTQ survivors living with or impacted by HIV/AIDS.

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Name, Frame, and Respond: How to Respond to Harassment
Sep
19
12:00 PM12:00

Name, Frame, and Respond: How to Respond to Harassment

Webinar recording available here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/p7g2g5sgnckz/

 

You have the policy, now what? This interactive webinar will prepare participants to name, frame, and respond to oppressive or concerning comments and actions, and incidents of harassment in anti-violence programs. Participants will respond to scenarios that address both overt and covert homophobia & transphobia, as well as role-playing through real-life situations generated by workers in the field. Content will focus on scenarios specific to both SA and DV advocacy. *A sense of humor and willingness to learn is highly suggested!

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Black & Brown Intimate Bonds: A Relationship Skills Series for LGBTQ/SGL people of color!
Sep
6
to 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 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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Seattle Rethinks Mandatory Reporting
Aug
31
1:00 PM13:00

Seattle Rethinks Mandatory Reporting

  • NW Network Community Engagement Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Mandatory reports are often made because helping professionals believe they “have to” make a report, not because they believe the report will result in greater safety or stability. These reports can have devastating consequences for domestic violence survivors’ ability to seek help.

The conversation is growing. The New York Times’ recent piece “Foster Care as Punishment: The New Reality of Jane Crow” echoes the NW Network’s own study “There’s No One I Can Trust” conducted in partnership with the National Domestic Violence Hotline. The upshot: mandatory reporting is steeped in racial and gender bias and it is hurting survivors.

Please join us to learn about current mandatory practices and to re-envision how help-seeking could be encouraged and celebrated. This training is being offered on Thursday August 31, 2017 from 1pm-4pm.

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Shelter(ing)
Aug
15
12:00 PM12:00

Shelter(ing)

Webinar recording available here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/pnszuvv2bn6u/

The built environment of communal living DV shelter facilities and the ramifications that come from accommodating those physical structures (screening, sex-segregation, staffing demands, policing of resident behaviors in communal living etc) create profound barriers to LGBTQ access to services. This webinar will push programs to re-think traditional approaches to communal emergency shelter and offer new concepts for the physical shelter environment as well as emerging best practices for “sheltering’.

Presented by Margaret Hobart, the National LGBTQ Institute on IPV

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Supporting LGBTQ Survivors of DV/SA in Small Communities
Aug
9
10:00 PM22:00

Supporting LGBTQ Survivors of DV/SA in Small Communities

Webinar recording available here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/pa9nauxkkvfj/

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 of DV/SA. Through story sharing and unpacking case studies, 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. This session will also look at unique issues and resources specific to advocates supporting survivors in small, rural communities.

Presented by Edric Figueroa, the NW Network of BTLG Survivors of Abuse

In collaboration with the Nebraska Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence

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

  • NW Network Community Engagement Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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!

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Demonstrate Access: Program Assessments
Aug
1
12:00 PM12:00

Demonstrate Access: Program Assessments

Webinar recording available here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/psxcctv18e2g/

This webinar will walk participants through basic tools to assess the readiness of their programs to welcome and meaningfully support diverse LGBTQ survivors as well as to evaluate the accessibility of built environments, cultural capacities and other key considerations.

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It Takes a Village, People!
Jul
25
12:00 PM12:00

It Takes a Village, People!

Webinar recording available here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/p078noe2p2wk/

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

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

Glitter and Grit: Celebrating 30 Years of the NW Network

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.

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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

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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 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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

  • NW Network Community Engagement Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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Clothesline Project @ the Dyke March Rally
Jun
24
5:00 PM17:00

Clothesline Project @ the Dyke March Rally

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.

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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

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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

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Thriving While Healing
May
18
to 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

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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

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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

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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

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