“Great trainers and exciting information… this training is giving me an entirely new perspective on anti-violence work.”
The NW Network offers dynamic (and often hilarious) trainings on a range of topics. Our trainers work from a strengths perspective to build bridges between existing skills and innovative, emerging practices.
Some training topics include:
- Assessing Coercive Control in LGBT Abusive Relationships
- Setting the Frame: Self-Determination, Resisting Abuse and a Survivor-Centered Understanding of Domestic Abuse
- The Five Lessons of LGBT Survivors
- Support and Safety Planning for LGBT Survivors
- Community Engagement
- Working with Friends and Family
- Advocating for Survivors Who Have Used Force
- Domestic Violence Through a Trans Lens
- Legal Issues for LGBT Survivors
- Praxis and Service Development
- Movement Building
- Community Responses to Violence
Q&A for Advocates National Training Institute
“This is the best training I’ve ever gone to in my 17 years of being an advocate.”
“I’m coming away with amazing new tools… I want all my co-workers to attend next year!”
Q&A, our one-of-a-kind training and technical assistance project, brings together providers from across the country to increase their capacity to support LGBT survivors of abuse. Spanning two and a half days ofinteractive trainings and culminating in our annual National Roundtable, Q&A offers a unique opportunity to get inspired and develop your toolkit for ending violence in LGBT communities.
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The NW Network is thrilled to provide our national webinar series! These webinars offer unprecedented access to our analysis, skills and advocacy tools. Check out our our Events page to find out what is coming up.
Cultural Competency Trainings
These interactive trainings help mainstream health and human services providers in Seattle and King County to assess their awareness of issues relevant to the health and wellness of the LGBT community and to build skills and service environments that are inclusive to a wide diversity of needs.
National Summits and Roundtables
Each year, the NW Network hosts meetings with advocates and community activists from across the country to highlight emerging issues and cross-share new practices in our collective work to end violence in LGBT communities.
Contact us or email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about scheduling a training.
We are committed to building relationships with programs across the country to foster a national movement to support the safety and self-determination of LGBT survivors.
We understand the challenges involved in changing organizational practices to respond to the diverse needs of LGBT survivors of abuse. But we also know that by paying attention to survivors at the margins, we can move the entire movement to end violence forward.
Our technical assistance program is available to advocates, managers, systems workers, directors, community groups, funders and policy makers. Whether it’s a 30-minute phone call, developing a step-by-step plan to create inclusive policies, or a visit to your program, we look forward to building a partnership with you.
National Phone and Online Support for Providers
Committed to providing excellent services to LGBT survivors? Have a question? Give us a call at (206) 568-7777. The NW Network offers real-time consultation for advocates who are facing a challenge in their work with an LGBT survivor. Whether it’s a question about safety planning, figuring out if a caller is experiencing coercive control, starting an all-gender support group, ensuring that men have access to confidential shelter, changing attitudes in your board or staff, getting a handle on your region’s LGBT family law status, we can help.
Organizational Change Projects
We can help you create a step-by-step plan to tackle barriers to service and support for LGBT survivors within your organization. We’ve worked with domestic violence programs to open their confidential housing programs to bisexual, trans and gay men; create LGBT support groups; change organizational cultures to welcome LGBT staff and participants; establish relationship skills classes and more.
We understand the importance of engaging programs at every level: evaluating needs, training staff, assessing policies and understanding physical spaces . The NW Network can provide on-site consultation to help programs create more inclusive and culturally relevant responses to violence. We currently have specific on-site consultations opportunities available for OVW grantees and programs eligible for OVW funding.
Get in touch with us about the potential for collaboration.
Training and Technical Assistance FAQ
Can our organization afford training?
We are often able to work with individual programs to make our baseline fee for trainings more financially accessible. Please contact us directly or email email@example.com for more information.
I’ve got a question about a current issue facing my program. How can I get support?
Reach out! Feel free to contact us via email or phone. We’re happy to talk with you about your concern and can help you decide which of our training and technical assistance options may be right for you.