For Women’s History Month 2016, we compiled five facts about women’s rights.
Eliminating Racism and Empowering Women.
The YWCA of Greater Portland’s mission is to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
The increased attention to domestic violence across the country has led to an increase in demand for victim services. At the same time, many of these programs are experiencing stagnant or reduced funding, which limits their ability to serve more victims.
The YWCA of Greater Portland hosted a gun violence discussion with Oregon leaders and former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords for a roundtable discussion on the need for more laws to protect communities from gun violence.
In this course, participants will: overview Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACES), review short-term and long-term effects of trauma, PTSD and other analyses of trauma, discuss how trauma psychologically, socially and developmentally affects children, adults and most plausibly, our clients, and review the importance and modes of Trauma-Informed care and possible triggers in the workplace.
While domestic violence is a global problem, its cultural interpretations and expressions vary. In this training, we will explore traditional cultures of Immigrants and Refugees and how it can impact access to services that may be crucial for survivors of domestic violence.
Topics will include laying a foundation for safety, using internal and external safety strategies to assess a dangerous situation, various strategies for preventing and ending attacks and discussion about escape option and exploration of de-escalation.