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

  • NW Network Community Engagement Center 3818 S Angeline St Seattle, WA (map)

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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