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September 2019

2019 WSCADV Annual Conference: …And Justice For All!

September 23, 2019 @ 9:00 am - September 24, 2019 @ 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

Child Support 101: What Advocates Need to Know

October 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar

Join us for a webinar on Child Support. Child support can be a great benefit for survivors, but being involved in this system also comes with some risk. Join us to learn about how survivors can maximize the benefits and minimize the risks. Register Now!

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New Directors Orientation

October 18, 2019 @ 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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Advocacy, Housing Assistance and Beyond!

October 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Webinar

Join us for this webinar and learn how to get survivors into housing and then what it takes to provide the additional support needed so they can rebuild their lives. You will hear from programs who are pairing advocacy with financial assistance to support survivors in becoming safer and more stable. This webinar will be particularly helpful for folks who are new to housing advocacy and utilizing housing relocation funds, flexible financial assistance and/or emergency financial assistance, and great for…

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November 2019

Lunch Like This: November 2019

November 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar

Join us for Lunch Like This! A webinar series where we talk DV prevention. These short webinars will be a place to share prevention tips and resources and connect with other preventionists from across the state during your lunch hour. This year, each webinar will have guests from a rad prevention program from across the state. You’ll hear about what they are doing and get ideas for your community. Get these dates on your calendar, pack a lunch, and tune in…

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MoneyTalks: TANF and Public Benefits

November 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar

This quarter we will be talking about TANF and other public benefits. Join us to learn more about the various opportunities and protections available to survivors accessing TANF. Come with questions you have about how survivors you work with might be able to access public benefits in ways that help them stay safe and stable. Register Now!

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Advocacy For Rookies – Lacey

November 20, 2019 @ 9:00 am - November 21, 2019 @ 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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December 2019

Prevention Retreat

December 2, 2019 - December 4, 2019
Cedarbrook Lodge, 18525 36th Ave South
Seattle, WA 98188 United States

WCSAP and WSCADV are partnering to host a gathering of preventionists! Our goal is to provide a retreat for preventionists to rejuvenate, connect, learn, and vision. This training will include content for everyone, whether you're brand new to prevention or a seasoned preventionist. This retreat will be facilitated by Darin from WSCAP and Ilene from WSCADV with special guests to share their prevention knowledge and know-how. We hope to see you there. Space is limited so register soon! Register Now!

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Survivor-Centered Legal Advocacy Webinar

December 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Webinar

Join us for a webinar and get to know our new Legal Advocacy Program Coordinator, Heather Wehr. Let's talk about our unique role as legal advocates, what it means to be survivor-centered in the face of various systems and specific strategies to support legal advocacy with the most marginalized survivors including LGBTQ, people of color and undocumented folks. This webinar is useful for everyone- whether you have been doing legal advocacy for years or are just getting started. Register Now!

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January 2020

Legislative Session Kick-Off Webinar

January 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Are you interested in how public policy impacts survivors of abuse? Join us on this webinar to hear about WSCADV’s priorities for the 2020 state legislative session and learn how you can get involved. Register Now!

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Lunch Like This: January 2020 Webinar

January 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar

Join us for Lunch Like This! a webinar series where we talk DV prevention. These short webinars will be a place to share prevention tips and resources and connect with other preventionists from across the state during your lunch hour. This year, each webinar will have guests from a rad prevention program from across the state. You’ll hear about what they are doing and get ideas for your community. For January, we are lucky to be joined by preventionist Tanika Siscoe…

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Domestic Violence Virtual Advocacy Day

January 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Are you interested in how public policy impacts survivors of abuse? Join us in making our voices heard in Olympia during the 2020 state legislative session! We're doing our annual Domestic Violence Advocacy Day a little differently this year. Instead of meeting in-person in Olympia, we’ll be convening virtually. Join this webinar to learn about policy issues that impact survivors, and be part of a collective action (from the comfort of your own home/office)! Interested in meeting with your legislators…

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February 2020

Legal Advocate Get-Together

February 4 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dumas Bay Centre, 3200 SW Dash Point Rd
Federal Way, WA 98023 United States

Join advocates from around the state for a legal advocacy get-together and training! Connect with other legal advocates to learn about and discuss legal issues affecting survivors, best practices for legal advocacy, share challenges, success stories and more. Register Now!

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Emergency Flexible Financial Assistance: What It Is and How To Use It

February 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Webinar

Emergency and Flexible Financial Assistance is great to have but it can be challenging knowing when and how to best utilize it. Join this webinar to learn how to maximize this amazing advocacy tool to support the immediate needs of survivors of domestic violence. This webinar is especially relevant for domestic violence programs in Washington State who have received VOCA funds for Emergency Financial Assistance. Register Now!

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MoneyTalk: Taxes

February 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar

This quarter we will be talking taxes! Yay! What? Not that excited about taxes? Come find out why you should be. We will be talking about ways that you can help survivors tap into extra cash or simply make sure that they aren’t racking up fines. We will also talk about what to know about taxes for survivors working in the gig economy (rideshare and other app-based services). You might even find out some helpful info for yourselves. Don’t miss…

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March 2020

Confidentiality Refresh Webinar

March 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar

Join us for a webinar to talk about confidentiality- one of the core values of domestic violence advocacy. We will discuss best organizational practices for confidentiality and record keeping, federal changes to policies around data breaches and confidentiality, as well as strategies for advocates to uphold confidentiality while working with other systems. This webinar is relevant for advocates and direct service staff, as well as managers, administrative staff and directors. Register Now!

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Child Support 101: What Advocates Need to Know

March 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Webinar

Join us for a webinar on Child Support. Child support can be a great benefit for survivors, but being involved in this system also comes with some risk. Join us to learn about how survivors can maximize the benefits and minimize the risks. Register Now!

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Financial Management & Leadership Training for Smaller Organizations

March 24 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Webinar

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19, we will be converting this training to an online format. If you’ve already registered, you do not need to take any action at this time. We will communicate further details to all registrants via email as we solidify our new plan. We are offering 2 one-day trainings: March 24th is for smaller organizations (less than $750,000 annual budget), and March 25th is for larger organizations ($750,000 or more annual budget). Each session will focus on financial management and leadership, geared to the…

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Financial Management & Leadership Training for Larger Organizations

March 25 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Webinar

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19, we will be converting this training to an online format. If you’ve already registered, you do not need to take any action at this time. We will communicate further details to all registrants via email as we solidify our new plan. We are offering 2 one-day trainings: March 24th is for smaller organizations (less than $750,000 annual budget), and March 25th is for larger organizations ($750,000 or more annual budget). Each session will focus on financial management and leadership, geared to the…

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April 2020

2020 Legislative Wrap Up Webinar

April 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Webinar

The 2020 Washington State legislative session ended on March 12th and we had many big wins. Join us on this webinar to get the scoop on what passed, what didn't, and what it means for survivors in our state. Register Now!

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