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DVAM! Advocacy and Male Survivors of Domestic Violence
Oct
1
12:00 PM12:00

DVAM! Advocacy and Male Survivors of Domestic Violence

*This is a Domestic Violence Awareness Month event*

Register here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/gender-oct-19/event/registration.html

As domestic violence programs across the country grapple with how to meaningfully support survivors of all genders, there are important questions that inevitably emerge. What is  different about male survivors of domestic violence from other survivors and what do we attribute that difference to? What is the impact of patriarchy and toxic masculinity on relationships? How do we maintain and strengthen a collective feminist analysis on gender, power, and violence as we grapple with these questions?      

LGBTQ culturally specific programs have a long history of supporting bisexual men, transgender men, and gay men who have survived domestic violence. Join us on this webinar, as we explore the questions above, share our approach to meaningfully supporting male survivors by centering the experiences of bi+, trans, and gay men, and share tips and best practices in providing advocacy.

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

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DVAM! Assessing Patterns of Coercive Control in Abusive Relationships: Questions and Answers!
Oct
29
12:00 PM12:00

DVAM! Assessing Patterns of Coercive Control in Abusive Relationships: Questions and Answers!

*This is a Domestic Violence Awareness Month event*

Register here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/qa-oct-19/event/registration.html

Looking for a deeper dive on the NW Network’s approach to assessment? Have questions that didn’t get covered in our 3-part Assessment Series? Join NW Network advocates as we discuss the complexity of assessing for a pattern of power and control. This webinar will have ample time for your questions and will cover topics such as: best practices when both or all partners call your program; giving feedback to people causing harm; maintaining confidentiality & containment in small communities, and more. Whether you’re working at a mainstream program or a culturally-specific program, this webinar is for you! Come with questions!

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

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No Body Left Behind: Advocating for Survivors Through a Disability Justice Lens
Nov
5
12:00 PM12:00

No Body Left Behind: Advocating for Survivors Through a Disability Justice Lens

Register here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/bi-nov-19/event/registration.html

Disability Justice “understands that all bodies are unique and essential and that all bodies have strengths and needs that must be met.” (Sins Invalid). However, disabled survivors/survivors with disabilities are often overlooked by service providers, advocates and organizations, especially LGBTQ+ people of color.  In this webinar participants will build personal and organizational capacity for working with LGBTQ+ survivors with disabilities, placing POC survivors at the center of analysis.  

Presenter: Ericka Dixon, the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs

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Más Allá de la Rueda. El Abuso de Pareja en Comunidades LGBTQ
Nov
12
12:00 PM12:00

Más Allá de la Rueda. El Abuso de Pareja en Comunidades LGBTQ

Para registrase: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/mas-oct-19/event/registration.html

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. Al igual abordáremos las consideraciones únicas enraizadas en las experiencias vividas de los sobrevivientes LGBTQ para las planes de seguridad y la intercesión.

Presentadores: Gabi Garcia Greco & Marí Ramirez, intercesores de comunidad de La Red Noroeste

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Youth Leadership as Violence Prevention Work
Nov
19
12:00 PM12:00

Youth Leadership as Violence Prevention Work

Register here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/youth-nov-19/event/registration.html

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: Fatima Arain, 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
Sep
17
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/ptxzfk8w25ca/

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 & Gabi Garcia Greco, the NW Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse

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Building Strong Organizational Collaborations
Sep
10
12:00 PM12:00

Building Strong Organizational Collaborations

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

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: Fatima Arain, the National LGBTQ Institute on Intimate Partner Violence

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Community Engagement Makes the Difference
Aug
20
12:00 PM12:00

Community Engagement Makes the Difference

Webinar recording available here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/p0gutzbkz9m8/

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 the beginning of Fall with this Community Engagement "Why & How" Primer!

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

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Economic Advocacy IS DV Legal Advocacy IS Economic Advocacy: Learning About and Learning From Trans Economic Empowerment Programs
Aug
6
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/po0s1ke38dcf/

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: Fatima Arain, the National LGBTQ Institute on Intimate Partner Violence, and guests

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Assessing Patterns of Coercive Control in Abusive Relationships, Part 3.5: Questions and Answers!
Jul
16
12:00 PM12:00

Assessing Patterns of Coercive Control in Abusive Relationships, Part 3.5: Questions and Answers!

Webinar recording available here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/pxdjycr165kn/

 Looking for a deeper dive on the NW Network’s approach to assessment? Have questions that didn’t get covered in our 3-part Assessment Series? Join NW Network advocates as we discuss the complexity of assessing for a pattern of power and control. This webinar will have ample time for your questions and will cover topics such as: best practices when both or all partners call your program; giving feedback to people causing harm; maintaining confidentiality & containment in small communities, and more. Whether you’re working at a mainstream program or a culturally-specific program, this webinar is for you! Come with questions!

 Presenters: Amarinthia Torres and advocates from the NW Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse

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Facilitating Across Difference
Jul
2
12:00 PM12:00

Facilitating Across Difference

Webinar recording available here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/p4p3dkb03x8m/

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.

Presenter: Fatima Arain, the National LGBTQ Institute on Intimate Partner Violence

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Assessing Patterns of Coercive Control in Abusive Relationships, Part 3: Practice and Program Implementation
Jun
18
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/p9p3ez43vti3/

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

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Form and Function: Using Inclusive and Culturally Responsive Language When Gathering Data on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
Jun
4
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/pj9f53nxs9j0/

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

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Assessing Patterns of Coercive Control in Abusive Relationships, Part 2: Practical Skills and Implementation
May
21
12:00 PM12:00

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

Webinar recording available here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/paz6coxsvjkk/

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

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Shelter(ing)
May
7
12:00 PM12:00

Shelter(ing)

Webinar recording available here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/pgde9odj71m4/

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: Fatima Arain, the National LGBTQ Institute on Intimate Partner Violence

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Assessing Patterns of Coercive Control in Abusive Relationships, Part 1: A Basic Skill for LGBTQ DV Advocacy
Apr
16
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/p1d9vtgimo16/

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 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.

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

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Beyond the Wheel: Domestic Violence in LGBTQ Communities
Apr
2
12:00 PM12:00

Beyond the Wheel: Domestic Violence in LGBTQ Communities

Webinar recording available here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/pzjiwiqfoqd7/

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

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Think. Rethink. Mandatory Reporting Practices *Rescheduled*
Mar
12
12:00 PM12:00

Think. Rethink. Mandatory Reporting Practices *Rescheduled*

Webinar recording available here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/px86ysfvd6j5/

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: Carrie Lippy & Fatima Arain, the National LGBTQ Institute on Intimate Partner Violence

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It Takes a Village, People! Advocacy Tools for Working with Survivors’ Friends and Families
Mar
5
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/pzegwfq8renv/

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: Fatima Arain, the National LGBTQ Institute on Intimate Partner Violence

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Demonstrate Access: Program Assessments
Dec
4
12:00 PM12:00

Demonstrate Access: Program Assessments

Webinar recording available here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/ppi6s219rwwr/

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.

 Presenter: Fatima Arain, 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

Webinar recording available here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/p5dxqrvj2mvn/

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

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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

Webinar recording available here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/pwzx8ebal1o8/

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

Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Art for Action III

Webinar recording available here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/p3ku9xzt15ut/

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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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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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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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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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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