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November 2017

Stretch! Long Time Victim Advocate Refresher & Revitalizer

November 2, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hal Holmes Center, 209 N Ruby St
Ellensburg, WA 98926 United States

Back by popular demand! This day-long workshop is the same workshop we did last January at the Lacey Community Center. Once again, we will offer a special place for advocates who have been doing direct services advocacy for years now (3-30 years). If you have longed to hang out for a day and talk with experienced folks, this training is for you. Here's what we'll delve into: rock solid core skills and the situations that knock us off base liberatory…

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New Screenings & Intake Forms For Your Program

November 8, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Hampton Inn & Suites, 18850 28th Avenue South
Seatac, WA 98188 United States

Survivors have taken the first vulnerable step to call your program. How we receive this call and what we do with this information makes a difference in the survivor's experience and overall outcome. WSCADV has developed a Screening & Intake model form aimed to help you complete a better screening. Let's uncover how to make this mutually beneficial for all involved. Learn More and Register

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Prevention Intensive – Spokane

November 14, 2017 @ 10:00 am - November 15, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
Woman’s Club of Spokane, 1428 W 9th Ave.
Spokane, WA 99204
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Join us for two days of intensive prevention! We’ll cover foundational prevention theory with a healthy dose of practicality. Our facilitators hail from the big state of Texas where everything – including their enthusiasm and expertise - is bigger! Join Maria and Tyreena from TCFV and Ilene from WSCADV as we get to the heart of prevention and work towards liberation! Learn More and Register 

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Advocacy for Rookies – Lacey

November 28, 2017 @ 9:00 am - November 29, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Lacey Community Center, 6729 Pacific Avenue SE
Lacey, WA 98502 United States
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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, with facilitators Mette Earlywine and Tyra Lindquist.   Learn More and Register 

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December 2017

Leadership in Motion: Management Institute

December 6, 2017 - December 8, 2017

Calling all directors – new and not-so-new, young and not-so-young – to come together for 3 days of big thinking, great conversation, and maybe even a little bit of concrete planning.  The operative themes for this gathering are “aging and activism” and “managing the multigenerational workplace.” What does one have to do with the other?  We might not have intended to grow old in this work, but some of us are.  And we might not have thought it would take…

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January 2018

Domestic Violence Advocacy Day!

January 29, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Hotel RL by Red Lion – Olympia, 2300 Evergreen Park Dr SW
Olympia, WA 98502

Calling all advocates who care about domestic violence! Register now for our annual Domestic Violence Advocacy Day in Olympia on January 29, 2018. Join us for this day of advocacy and action! Learn about budget and policy issues that impact survivors of domestic violence, share breakfast with advocates in your legislative district, and visit the legislators who represent you! Let's come together and make a big impact for survivors of domestic violence! Learn More and Register

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February 2018

People of Color and Native People Gathering

February 8, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
New Beginnings, 8760 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

Please gather with us in an open conversation on embracing our experience, expertise, and passion as folks of color and native people in the domestic violence movement. We'll talk about balancing job versus long-term career in the domestic violence community and how we view professional growth, advancement and longevity. Wondering who should register? Anyone who self-identifies as a person of color or native person. Learn more and Register

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Advocacy and Activism – Seattle

February 15, 2018 @ 9:00 am - February 16, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
New Beginnings, 8760 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

Join Kata Issari, executive director of Praxis International, for an exploration of the interlocking, and essential, worlds of direct services and social change.  Kata will apply concepts and tools from Praxis’ Advocacy Learning Center as we strive to achieve the right balance between intervention and prevention, impacts and root causes, individual and community.  We will examine the skills and structural supports that we need in order to stay relevant and visionary in our ever-evolving communities.  Note:  we encourage you to…

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March 2018

#YoTambién: Sexual Harassment at Work for Immigrants – Regional Advocacy Meeting for Legal Advocates

March 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Yakima Area Arboretum, 1401 Arboretum Dr.
Yakima, WA 98901 United States

What do economic justice, immigrant justice, and violence have to do with one another? We know that survivors who are immigrants and people of color are particularly vulnerable to economic instability, poverty, and a lack of viable legal remedies. Join us for a conversation where we’ll explore: what economic supports for immigrant survivors look like, how to engage communities in promoting the safety and dignity of immigrant survivors at home and at work, and how advocates can play a vital…

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The Management Rollercoaster: How to survive the ride of your life

March 23, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Hotel RL, 303 West North River Drive
Spokane, WA 99201 United States

Join us as we talk about how to survive the ride of our lives - AKA supervision and management. As we know there are many factors that have an impact on the way we provide supervision and management. So, let's peel back a few layers and discuss how we can manage through challenging times like crisis response to monster problems, personal struggles, our political climate, financial constraints, and understanding the movements of #Metoo, #Blacklivesmatter and #Timesup. Learn more and Register

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April 2018

Seattle Transformative Connections – A Training for DV Advocates

April 9, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
South Seattle College – Georgetown Campus, 6737 Corson Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98108 United States

What does Love, Sex, Family and Community have to do with domestic violence advocacy? Everything! At this training, you'll learn how the Reproductive Justice movement's framework for liberation and racial equity can be applied to your day-to-day efforts to help people have whole and fulfilling lives.   Learn More and Register

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Yakima Transformative Connections – A Training for DV Advocates

April 12, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Yakima Area Arboretum, 1401 Arboretum Dr.
Yakima, WA 98901 United States

What does Love, Sex, Family and Community have to do with domestic violence advocacy? Everything! At this training, you’ll learn how the Reproductive Justice movement’s framework for liberation and racial equity can be applied to your day-to-day efforts to help people have whole and fulfilling lives.   Learn More and Register

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Advocacy for Rookies – Ellensburg

April 18, 2018 @ 9:00 am - April 19, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Hal Holmes Center, 209 N Ruby St
Ellensburg, WA 98926 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, with facilitators Mette Earlywine and Tyra Lindquist. Learn More and Register

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May 2018

Enhanced Safety Planning for Immigrant Survivors

May 9, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dumas Bay Centre, 3200 SW Dash Point Rd
Federal Way, WA 98023 United States

Join us for this in-person training to learn how recent developments might affect immigrant survivors of domestic and sexual assault and discuss practical ways to enhance your agency's policies, practices and advocacy. By the end of this training, participants will be able to: Implement enhanced survivor and family safety planning for immigrant survivors Identify key ways to protect immigrant survivors and engage in systems advocacy Access reliable and updated resources for immigrant survivors, such as know your rights materials, powers…

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June 2018

New Directors Orientation Part II

June 8, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Olympia WSCADV Office, 711 Capitol Way S.
Olympia, WA 98501 United States

This will be an opportunity to dig a little deeper into topics relevant to leading and managing your organization. Topics could include, depending on the will of the group: Supervising in Crisis Programs; Managing Conflict (without losing your mind); and $$$ and Funding Streams. Come with your burning issues. Register Here

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Just Futures: Celebrate and Recommit

June 11, 2018 @ 9:00 am - June 12, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Yakima Area Arboretum, 1401 Arboretum Dr.
Yakima, WA 98901 United States

Please join with leaders from around the state to learn about, celebrate, recalibrate, and recommit to the new vision and goals we all helped create last year. Skills building, camaraderie, and joy at being together once again. Learn more and register here

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July 2018

Increasing Options to Address Harm & Survivor Healing – July 11 – Seattle

July 11, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bethaday Community Learning Space, 605 SW 108th St
Seattle, WA 98146

For almost two decades, WSCADV’s Washington State Domestic Violence Fatality Review has identified the need for greater community-based responses to meaningfully address both survivor needs and change abusive behavior. A recent National Domestic Violence Hotline survey found that the majority of survivors who sought help would not turn to police, or when they did, their situation became worse. The need for more options to respond to and prevent harm is more apparent than ever. We invite advocates and others who work with survivors to join us for…

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Increasing Options to Address Harm & Survivor Healing – July 13 – Spokane

July 13, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Woman’s Club of Spokane, 1428 W 9th Ave.
Spokane, WA 99204

For almost two decades, WSCADV’s Washington State Domestic Violence Fatality Review has identified the need for greater community-based responses to meaningfully address both survivor needs and change abusive behavior. A recent National Domestic Violence Hotline survey found that the majority of survivors who sought help would not turn to police, or when they did, their situation became worse. The need for more options to respond to and prevent harm is more apparent than ever. We invite advocates and others who work with survivors to join us for…

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August 2018

Advocacy for Rookies – August 15 & 16, 2018

August 15, 2018 - August 16, 2018
Woman’s Club of Spokane, 1428 W 9th Ave.
Spokane, WA 99204

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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Cross-Cultural Management & Supervision – August 29th and 30th

August 29, 2018 @ 8:00 am - August 30, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Yakima Area Arboretum, 1401 Arboretum Dr.
Yakima, WA 98901 United States

Join us as we explore ways to manage and supervise DV programs in an increasingly multi-cultural environment. Register Here

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