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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.

Trauma-Informed Care 101 (06/30)

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.

Supporting Immigrant and Refugee Survivors (07/05)

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.

Personal Safety and De-Escalation (07/13)

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.