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September 2018

We Choose All of Us: WSCADV Annual Conference 2018

September 24, 2018 - September 26, 2018
Lynnwood Convention Center, 3711 196th St SW,
Lynnwood , WA 98036 United States

We are working to create a world where everyone can live and love freely without fear. Inspired by the We Choose All of Us campaign by the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence, this year’s conference will explore what it means to choose love, choose democracy, and to choose community. Join us to get inspired and learn how to put these big concepts into action in your daily life and work. Register Today

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November 2018

Systems Advocacy Training

November 13, 2018 @ 9:00 am - November 14, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

Please join us for our Systems Advocacy Training taking place November 13th and 14th! This two day training will examine how we apply the skills we use in our direct advocacy with survivors to our relationships with the various systems that survivors must navigate. Content includes: understanding how systems/institutions operate, building relationships outside of crises, advocating with (rather than for), and identifying and addressing systemic barriers. Register Now!

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Advocacy for Rookies – November 27 & 28, 2018

November 27, 2018 - November 28, 2018
Lacey Community Center, 6729 Pacific Avenue SE
Lacey, WA 98502 United States

Are you a brand new advocate? These trainings are for you! Advocacy for Rookies is a fast-paced two-day course for brand-new advocates, with facilitators Jake Fawcett and June Loveall. The Rookies experience includes on-line courses and a follow-up webinar. It's a whole package! Whether you volunteer or are paid, you work in a shelter or a community office, you do system-based advocacy or community organizing for prevention, if you are new to this work, this training is for you. Register…

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December 2018

Prevention Through Liberation Training

December 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - December 4, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Jacob Smith House, 4500 Intelco Loop SE
Lacey, WA 98503, WA 98503 United States

Preventionists unite! Our four frames of violence prevention (address root causes + shift culture + build skills + promote healthy relationships) have helped us move forward in our prevention work. This has been so great. And yet it is easier to rely on the last two frames (skill building and healthy relationships work) without making deeper and necessary shifts in our communities. Prevention through liberation requires us (and enables us) to address the root causes of violence and use the…

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New Directors Orientation

December 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Olympia WSCADV Office, 711 Capitol Way S.
Olympia, WA 98501 United States

Calling all new (and new-ish) directors! If you are a brand-new, kind of new, or still-feeling-new E.D. or program director, you are invited to the WSCADV New Directors Orientation. This is your opportunity to connect with peers in a supportive environment, ask questions, and gain insights and practical resources to support your day-to-day work. New directors who have previously attended this orientation are welcome to attend! Register Now!

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February 2019

Domestic Violence Advocacy Day 2019

February 20 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St SE
Olympia, WA 98501
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Calling all advocates who care about domestic violence! Register now for our annual Domestic Violence Advocacy Day in Olympia on February 20th, 2019. What is Advocacy Day? It's a day of advocacy and action! Learn about budget and policy issues that impact survivors of domestic violence, connect with other advocates in your legislative district, and visit the legislators who represent you! Even if you are sure that you know your district, please take a moment to double-check here before completing…

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March 2019

All Things Housing Event – March 26, 2019

March 26 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lacey Community Center, 6729 Pacific Avenue SE
Lacey, WA 98502 United States

Are you tired of hearing about Housing First when there aren’t any clear pathways to housing?  How can you think about supporting survivors with housing when you don’t know the options??  If you’d like to learn more about current housing resources, funding sources, and landlord connections, this is the training for you! Register Here

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All Things Housing Event – March 28, 2019

March 28 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Spokane Convention Center, 334 West Spokane Falls Boulevard
Spokane, WA 99201 United States

Are you tired of hearing about Housing First when there aren’t any clear pathways to housing? How can you think about supporting survivors with housing when you don’t know the options?? If you’d like to learn more about current housing resources, funding sources, and landlord connections, this is the training for you! Register Here

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April 2019

Advocacy for Rookies – April 3 & 4, 2019

April 3 - April 4
Hal Holmes Center, 209 N Ruby St
Ellensburg, WA 98926 United States

Are you a brand new advocate? These trainings are for you! Advocacy for Rookies is a fast-paced two-day course for brand-new advocates, with facilitators Jake Fawcett and June Loveall. The Rookies experience includes on-line courses and a follow-up webinar. It’s a whole package! Whether you volunteer or are paid, you work in a shelter or a community office, you do system-based advocacy or community organizing for prevention, if you are new to this work, this training is for you. Register…

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May 2019

System Advocacy Training – May 22 & 23, 2019

May 22 @ 9:30 am - May 23 @ 4:00 pm
Spokane Convention Center, 334 West Spokane Falls Boulevard
Spokane, WA 99201 United States

Please join us for our Systems Advocacy Training taking place May 22nd and 23rd! This two day training will examine how we apply the skills we use in our direct advocacy with survivors to our relationships with the various systems that survivors must navigate. Content includes: understanding how systems/institutions operate, building relationships outside of crises, advocating with (rather than for), and identifying and addressing systemic barriers.   Learn More and Register Here!

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June 2019

POC and Native Training

June 13 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Northern Quest Resort & Casino, 100 N Hayford Road
Airway Heights, WA 99001 United States

People of Color & Native People are often seen but not heard. Let's talk about staying true to yourself, your identity and your culture while working within your organization and community. Come spend a day having thoughtful conversations about assimilation, its impact and retaining your dignity. Register Today!

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Legal Protections for Low-Wage Workers Surviving Violence – La Conner, WA

June 18 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Country Inn, 107 S. 2nd Street
La Conner, WA 98257 United States
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Join us for a *FREE* training for advocates helping people who work in hospitality, agricultural or other seasonal or low wage, low visibility jobs. This intensive legal advocacy training by the Northwest Justice Project (NJP) staff attorneys will include referral information for survivors of violence, labor rights, sexual and/or employer harassment and retaliation in the workplace, time off for DV/SA, and information on how advocates can work with NJP to help low wage working survivors to get access to legal help.…

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New Directors

June 19 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Yakima Area Arboretum, 1401 Arboretum Dr.
Yakima, WA 98901 United States

Are you a new and/or new-ish director, program director (executive, associate, and program level)? Directors of DV, sexual assault, and dual/tri survivor programs are invited to this orientation. This will be an opportunity to meet with peers in a supportive environment and discuss topics that may include: History of the movement and the future of services Getting support from peers Becoming a new director Funding streams Supervision and leadership Other topics depending on your burning questions, so bring them along!…

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Just Futures

June 19 @ 1:00 pm - June 21 @ 2:00 pm
Yakima Area Arboretum, 1401 Arboretum Dr.
Yakima, WA 98901 United States

Join a stimulating and forward-thinking conversation with your leadership peers and coalition staff about the steps we can take toward the future we want. We will bring together visioning, communication, strategy, (light) physical practice, art, and maybe a bit of magic – all of the essentials for transformation. Note: WSCADV will cover all lodging expenses. Lunch and snacks will be provided. REGISTER TODAY! 

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Legal Protections for Low-Wage Workers Surviving Violence – Spokane Valley, WA

June 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Centerplace Regional Event Center, 2426 N. Discovery Place
Spokane Valley, WA 99216 United States

Join us for a *FREE* training for advocates helping people who work in hospitality, agricultural or other seasonal or low wage, low visibility jobs. This intensive legal advocacy training by the Northwest Justice Project (NJP) staff attorneys will include referral information for survivors of violence, labor rights, sexual and/or employer harassment and retaliation in the workplace, time off for DV/SA, and information on how advocates can work with NJP to help low wage working survivors to get access to legal help.…

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July 2019

Team Up WA: Training for High School Athletic Coaches & Mentors

July 31 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
CenturyLink Field, 800 Occidental Ave S
Seattle, WA 98134 United States
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This free training is for high school athletic coaches & mentors who are interested in preventing sexual assault and dating violence. Participants will be trained on how to implement Coaching Boys Into Men and Athletes As Leaders with their boys and girls high school sports teams. Space is limited for this training hosted by the Seattle Seahawks in partnership with Team Up Washington - an initiative of WSCADV, Harborview Center for Sexual Assault & Traumatic Stress, and LifeWire. Learn More…

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August 2019

Advocacy For Rookies – Spokane

August 14 @ 9:00 am - August 15 @ 5:00 pm
Woman’s Club of Spokane, 1428 W 9th Ave.
Spokane, WA 99204

What is an advocate?  And how do you actually do this work? We are excited to present this fast-paced two-day course for brand-new advocates! REGISTER TODAY!

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September 2019

2019 WSCADV Annual Conference: …And Justice For All!

September 23 @ 9:00 am - September 24 @ 5:00 pm
Spokane Convention Center, 334 West Spokane Falls Boulevard
Spokane, WA 99201 United States

For over 26 years, we at the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence have hosted an annual conference where we bring together advocates, survivors, and allies from across Washington State and build community. Our conference theme changes every year, but every year you can expect movement building strategies, an intersectional analysis, and beloved community. Each year we come together to celebrate, rethink and recharge. Our annual conference plays a role in advocates feeling bolder, more connected, and ready to be…

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October 2019

New Directors Orientation

October 18 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Seattle WSCADV Office, 1511 Third Ave. Suite 433
Seattle, WA 98501 United States

Calling all new (and new-ish) directors! If you are a brand-new, kind of new, or still-feeling-new E.D. or program director, you are invited to the WSCADV New Directors Orientation. This is your opportunity to connect with peers in a supportive environment, ask questions, and gain insights and practical resources to support your day-to-day work. New directors who have previously attended this orientation are welcome to attend! Register Now!  

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November 2019

Advocacy For Rookies – Lacey

November 20 @ 9:00 am - November 21 @ 5:00 pm
Lacey Community Center, 6729 Pacific Avenue SE
Lacey, WA 98502 United States

What is an advocate?  And how do you actually do this work? We are excited to present this fast-paced two-day course for brand-new advocates! REGISTER TODAY!

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