Queer Parent Networking Dinner
Sep
13
to Jun 13

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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Form and Function: Using Inclusive and Culturally Responsive Language When Gathering Data on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
Nov
6
12:00 PM12:00

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

Register here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/form-november-18/event/registration.html

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.

Presenter: Carrie Lippy, the National LGBTQ Institute on Intimate Partner Violence

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Name, Frame, and Respond: How to Respond to Harassment
Nov
20
12:00 PM12:00

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

Register here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/name-november-18/event/registration.html  

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!

Presenter: NW Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Art for Action III
Oct
16
12:00 PM12:00

Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Art for Action III

Register here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/art-october-18/event/registration.html  

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 III of the Art for Action webinar series, the NW Network will explore how local anti-violence programs can continue to engage art for action.

Presenters: Staff from the NW Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse, and guests

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BORN SACRED Art Show
Oct
6
4:00 PM16:00

BORN SACRED Art Show

  • Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for a celebration of the art of Alma Goddard, Two-Spirit cultural worker, advocate, activist, elder and healing practitioner. Alma is the inaugural recipient of the (Counter)Cultural Workers Fellowship. We will kick off Domestic Violence Awareness Month with this art show and reception presented by the NW Network and the National LGBTQ Institute on IPV.

“We humans are Born Sacred. For many reasons, many of us have forgotten that we are worthy of the deepest unconditional respect, connection, happiness and love. My path is remembering and helping others remember. Using—and learning to use—mixed media, I am always looking at potential and possibilities. Remembering, reclaiming, healing and walking with others so we all remember: We are Born Sacred.”

Registration is not necessary, but we've love to know if you plan to join us!

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It Takes A Village, People! Advocacy Tools for Working with Survivors’ Friends and Families
Oct
4
1:00 PM13:00

It Takes A Village, People! Advocacy Tools for Working with Survivors’ Friends and Families

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

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 two-hour training 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 of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse


Topic: It Takes a Village, People! Advocacy Tools for Working with Survivors’ Friends and Families

Date: Thursday, October 4th from 1pm - 3pm

Location: The NW Network Community Engagement Center @ 3818 S Angeline St, Seattle, Washington 98118

Accessibility Information:

*If you will need ASL interpretation for this event, please RSVP no later than Thursday, September 20th. Due to limitations around scheduling and interpreter demand, we cannot guarantee ASL interpetation for RSVPs made after Thursday, September 20th - however, our staff will work to accomodate and problem solve around interpreter access needs for all RSVPs made for this event.

*Space is down a steep ramp with hand and guard rails that lead to flat landing.

  • (NEW: While there are no steps to the Community Engagement Space, we have a hard time describing this as a wheelchair accessible space because of this ramp. Our staff is glad to problem solve around access to this space and we are actively seeking other alternatives that are truly accessible.)

*Entry doorway is 6 feet wide, double doors, with no center bar.
*Space is low fragrance but not fragrance free. To lessen the effects of chemical exposure on our community members please come as fragrance free as possible. For more information on why we ask this, check out the following links:

*Bathrooms are all gender with single and multi-stall bathrooms.

Getting here/Parking:

*In order of distance, the space is less than 1 mile from: Metro routes 7, 9X, Columbia City Light Rail Station, Metro route 10.

*There is a parking lot across from the building and also street parking all around the building.

Food: We will provide light snacks

Register Here: https://itav-oct4.eventbrite.com

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Back to School: Youth Leadership as Violence Prevention Work
Sep
18
12:00 PM12:00

Back to School: Youth Leadership as Violence Prevention Work

Webinar recording available here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/ptkm6nppub59/

As the traditional school year starts for many young people, this webinar will focus on tools to support youth leadership for youth outside of that system. While the goal for webinar participants is to build skills to support youth self-determination and leadership broadly, our data and experience pulls largely from experiences with homeless and unstably housed youth. Both in practice and policy, these skills are critical in prevention work with young people and their support networks.

This webinar will 1) unpack the impacts of adultism on youth and how it affects experiences of violence and 2) walk through organizational tools for supporting youth self-determination and organizational input.

Presenter: James Keum, the NW Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse

*Closed Captioning provided, transcripts available upon request

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Building Strong Organizational Collaborations
Sep
4
12:00 PM12:00

Building Strong Organizational Collaborations

Webinar recording available here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/p16s1pg8k39v/

Stronger Together! This webinar 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!

Presenter: Essex Lordes, the NW Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse

*Closed Captioning provided, transcripts available upon request

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What's Gentrification Got To Do With It?: Hate Violence in Capitol Hill
Aug
30
5:00 PM17:00

What's Gentrification Got To Do With It?: Hate Violence in Capitol Hill

The NW Network invites community to come together for a panel and group discussion around hate violence, policing, and gentrification. As hate motivated violence continues to rise across the country, the battle for Capitol Hill’s gay soul continues. Meeting an ongoing increase in hate violence with an increase in police presence supports the gentrification that erodes the existence of diverse LGBTQ communities on the hill – communities most vulnerable to and impacted by hate violence. Rainbow crosswalks and Safe Space stickers may signal a safe gay space, but safe for who?

Come with open minds, ears, as well as ideas on how we can all work towards a Capitol Hill that remains a safe and ACCESSIBLEneighborhood for all community members, especially those of us most impacted by and vulnerable to hate and bias-motivated violence.

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Think. Rethink: Mandatory Reporting Practices
Aug
21
12:00 PM12:00

Think. Rethink: Mandatory Reporting Practices

Webinar recording available here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/p1srdynmiao8/

Results of a recent survey indicate mandated reporting impacts domestic violence survivors, and most often that impact is detrimental. 50% of survivors in the survey said the mandatory report made things “much worse.” Youth under 18 and trans* and gender variant people were especially impacted – almost half said that they had avoided seeking support for fear that they would be reported. Youth and especially LGBTQ youth are not talking to trusted adults about their relationships because of fear of being reported. 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.

Presenters: Connie Burk & Carrie Lippy, the National LGBTQ Institute on Intimate Partner Violence

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Economic Advocacy IS DV Legal Advocacy IS Economic Advocacy: Learning About and Learning From Trans Economic Empowerment Programs
Aug
7
12:00 PM12:00

Economic Advocacy IS DV Legal Advocacy IS Economic Advocacy: Learning About and Learning From Trans Economic Empowerment Programs

Webinar recording available here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/psh0wshg9tza/

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.

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.

Presenters: Margaret Hobart, the National LGBTQ Institute on Intimate Partner Violence, and guests

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We are hiring!
Jul
24
to Sep 1

We are hiring!

The Northwest Network has provided services by and for the LGBTQ community for over 25 years. Check out these important and exciting opportunities to be a part of a progressive and changemaking organization!

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Community Engagement Makes the Difference!
Jul
17
12:00 PM12:00

Community Engagement Makes the Difference!

Webinar recording available here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/paooc38feky0/

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!

Presenters: Connie Burk & Edric Figueroa, the NW Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse

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It Takes a Village, People! Advocacy Tools for Working with Survivors’ Friends and Families
Jul
3
12:00 PM12:00

It Takes a Village, People! Advocacy Tools for Working with Survivors’ Friends and Families

Webinar recording available here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/ppfn1v6mtceb/

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.

Presenter: Connie Burk, the NW Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse

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From Theory to Practice: Advocacy & Strengths-based support for LGBTQ Survivors of Sexual Violence
Jun
19
12:00 PM12:00

From Theory to Practice: Advocacy & Strengths-based support for LGBTQ Survivors of Sexual Violence

Webinar recording available here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/pwq3oxjn37pb/

*Great for SANE nurses & other medical professionals!

This webinar will focus on the theory and analysis underlying the NW Network's approach to providing advocacy-based support and services for LGBTQ survivors of sexual violence. Join in this lively conversation on what it takes for providers to shift our lens from systems reliance to strengths-based support that meets the complex needs and lived experiences of LGBTQ survivors.

Presenter: Amarinthia Torres, the NW Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse

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Take Pride in Relationship Skills!
Jun
18
to Jun 25

Take Pride in Relationship Skills!

This pride season The NW Network is promoting relationship skills for all bisexual , trans, lesbian, queer, gay, asexual and same-gender loving survivors of abuse.

Check out our new video about the Relationship Skills Class Series and get the skills you need for the relationships you want!

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Facilitating Diverse Support Groups
Jun
5
12:00 PM12:00

Facilitating Diverse Support Groups

Webinar recording available here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/p5yca8g6t0oc/

Support group is one of the most versatile tools that we have in our advocacy program toolkit. 

Survivors sharing information, insights, resources and what worked and didn’t work in their lives with one another can be a source of support unparalleled by any other advocacy tool. Advocates working with LGBTQ survivors have learned that support group can work, and work well, even with very diverse groups of people—including building support groups that can welcome people of all genders and sexual orientations.  When facilitators are equipped to build equity into their facilitation and respond openly and effectively to the challenges of diverse groups, support group can be available to more survivors, more of the time.

This panel webinar will explore opportunities to facilitate well in diverse support groups.

Facilitated by Connie Burk, the National LGBTQ Institute on IPV

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Assessing Patterns of Coercive Control in Abusive Relationships, Part 3: Practice and Program Implementation
May
22
12:00 PM12:00

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

Webinar recording available here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/p3a9ie8082eu/

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.

Presenters: Amarinthia Torres & Edric Figueroa, the NW Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse

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Shelter(ing)
May
1
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’.

Presenter: Margaret Hobart, the National LGBTQ Institute on Intimate Partner Violence

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Thriving While Healing: Skills-based Support for LGBTQ Survivors of Sexual Violence
Apr
24
12:00 PM12:00

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

Webinar recording available here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/pbnarkna1txx/

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.

Presenters: sydney pk, the NW Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse

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Assessing Patterns of Coercive Control in Abusive Relationships, Part 2: Practical Skills and Implementation
Apr
17
12:00 PM12:00

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

Unfortunately, we were unable to get a recording of this session; however, we have made available a recording of a previous session we recorded on this content.  Here’s the link to the Assessment Part 2 session from last year: 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.

*participation in “Assessing Patterns of Coercive Control in Abusive Relationships: A Basic Skill for LGBT DV Advocacy” highly encouraged.

Presenters: Amarinthia Torres & Edric Figueroa, the NW Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse

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Beyond the Wheel: Domestic Violence in LGBTQ CommunitiesW
Apr
3
12:00 PM12:00

Beyond the Wheel: Domestic Violence in LGBTQ CommunitiesW

Webinar recording available here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/p5xwnirhdihz/

This webinar will center on 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.

Presenters: Amarinthia Torres & Edric Figueroa, the NW Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse

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Assessing Patterns of Coercive Control in Abusive Relationships, Part 1: A Basic Skill for LGBTQ DV Advocacy
Mar
20
12:00 PM12:00

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

Webinar recording available here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/pacbusxm7qqo/

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.

Presenters: Amarinthia Torres & Edric Figueroa, the NW Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse

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The Skills You Need for the Relationships You Want! Incorporating Relationship Skills into Anti-Violence Advocacy
Mar
6
12:00 PM12:00

The Skills You Need for the Relationships You Want! Incorporating Relationship Skills into Anti-Violence Advocacy

Webinar recording available here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/p1ajvj68mepm/

Wanting to move beyond a vision of merely ending violence? Looking for opportunities to share information & skills about healthy relationships? Hoping to get more folks in your community connected to your work? Join us for an exciting webinar on the Northwest Network’s Relationship Skills Class, and strategies to incorporate relationship skills work into your prevention, community engagement, and direct services work. This presentation will include a brief history of the Relationship Skills Class, examples from our Relationship Skills Class curriculum, and making connections between community engagement and anti-violence movement work.

Presenters: Edric Figueroa, the NW Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse

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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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Más allá de la rueda. El abuso de pareja en comunidades LGBTQ
Feb
6
12:00 PM12:00

Más allá de la rueda. El abuso de pareja en comunidades LGBTQ

La grabación: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/p3zkar2grrfp/

Este seminario se centrará en la importancia de crear conciencia sobre el contexto de la vida de personas LGBTQ como un componente clave en la intercesión creativa y eficaz con sobrevivientes LGBTQ. A través de compartir historias y ejemplos, expandiremos nuestra comprensión de las fortalezas, vulnerabilidades y barreras que sobrevivientes LGBTQ enfrentan cuando navegan sistemas y comunidades.  También abordáremos las consideraciones únicas enraizadas en las experiencias vividas de los sobrevivientes LGBTQ para las planes de seguridad y la intercesión.

Presentadores: Edric Figueroa & Sydney Pk, intercesores de comunidad de La Red Noroeste

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In Their Shoes: an inclusive LGBTQ prevention education tool that you should be using in your community!
Feb
6
10:00 AM10:00

In Their Shoes: an inclusive LGBTQ prevention education tool that you should be using in your community!

Webinar recording available here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/pqkwfcdjek2y/

Ilene Stohl, a prevention expert from the Washington State Coalition Against DV, will join us to talk about WSCADV’s youth education tool, In Their Shoes.  In Their Shoes is a dynamic education tool, created in collaboration with diverse youth. Designed with the classroom in mind, In Their Shoes is an engaging way to talk with young people about healthy relationships and abuse. It is LGBTQ inclusive, and brings racial and social justice issues to the forefront in ways that push the envelope while still fitting within the school setting.  With In Their Shoes,  students participate by ‘becoming’ one of six teen characters and then confront decisions and consequences relating to texting, pregnancy, homophobia, and dating violence. Participants make choices and read about interactions with their dating partner, family, friends, school personnel, police, and others.  Join us for this webinar where you’ll learn best practices, tips, and tricks for facilitation, including how to manage homophobia that may come up in classrooms regarding the LGBTQ characters.

A limited number of participants will RECEIVE a free copy of the In Their Shoes kit, which contains everything you need! (usually these cost $150!)

Learn more about In Their Shoes here: https://wscadv.org/resources/in-their-shoes-training-kits/

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

Basics of Advocacy with LGBTQ Survivors of Abuse

Unfortunately, we were unable to get a recording of this session; however, we have made available a recording of a previous session recorded on this content.  Webinar recording link for Basics of Advocacy session from earlier this year 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 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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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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