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Tuesday, April 26
 

9:30am PDT

Plenary Session: Norine Hill
Welcome from Patricia Flores, WCSAP Advocacy Coordinator

Keynote from Norine Hill of Mother Nation

Topic: WCSAP Plenary Session: Norine Hill
Date: Apr 26, 2022 09:11 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Meeting Recording:
https://wcsap.zoom.us/rec/share/dpHTghS0Sf-ol5k2o2xFhqe9sxjelZB3HJRZSfMr42YWF6E4xPTKINUQYBHjQwjL.xXtGGlMlaY1E_56F

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Speakers
avatar for Norine Hill

Norine Hill

Executive Director/Founder, Mother Nation
Norine Hill, Founder of Mother Nation created the vision to support the success of Native Sisters by way of cultural prayers and Sisterhood during times of crisis.  The vision created a Sisterhood of Native women with Haudenosaunee (People of the Longhouse) teachings of Respect... Read More →
avatar for Patricia Flores

Patricia Flores

Advocacy Coordinator, WCSAP
Patrícia is from Toppenish (Yakima Valley), the Yakama Reservation.  As the fifth child of six children born to an Immigrant (Mexico) parent and a Migrant parent, who were both farm workers and activists as they raised their family in Toppenish, Patrícia learned early on that each... Read More →



Tuesday April 26, 2022 9:30am - 11:30am PDT

11:30am PDT

Lunch
Tuesday April 26, 2022 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT

12:30pm PDT

"Cultura y Trauma" (Culture and Trauma)
en Español

This workshop will increase knowledge about trauma and the role that culture plays. Increase knowledge of how culture can affect and re-traumatize the victim and families.

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Topic: Cultura y Trauma (en Español)
Date: Apr 26, 2022 12:24 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Meeting Recording:
https://wcsap.zoom.us/rec/share/dEoS_u0KjTfBIaKIDxcjlhtHg4qDFd7S6Mns1afdodl_cLNn1KB_RuKAtspy0c5E.A-LWfJAIDohAbVO8

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Speakers
avatar for Lesbia Orellana

Lesbia Orellana

Lesbia Orellana is originally from Guatemala where graduated as a Psychologist. She is currently studying her Master's Degree in Counseling and Expressive Arts . Lesbia has 20 years of experience facilitating support groups, providing individual and group therapy services to Latinos... Read More →


Tuesday April 26, 2022 12:30pm - 2:30pm PDT

12:30pm PDT

Building Trust with Youth Survivors For a Healthy Future
Intervention and prevention might feel like two different worlds, but they overlap extensively.
Join Victoria and Neba from New Beginnings to break down the barriers in youth advocacy and illustrate the diverse realities young people experience. We will connect concepts like adultism, consent, and boundaries to practices that build trust with clients of any age.
Let’s dive into how adultism impacts advocacy, what it means to show up authentically, and how to channel your youthful energy so that intervention and prevention work together. Come have fun with us!

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Topic: Building Trust with Youth Survivors for Healthy Future
Start Time: Apr 26, 2022 12:00 PM

Meeting Recording:
https://wcsap.zoom.us/rec/share/KbyBwGhEeoQr1xBOj9ePY0t-Xs9yuL4QB3vVDKhfBW7ElLwBY82JT1JBtDY1r2Si.gYEQhucuQB5r-xax

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Speakers
avatar for Victoria Orcutt

Victoria Orcutt

DV Prevention Educator, New Beginnings
Victoria Orcutt (she/her) is a DV Prevention Educator at New Beginnings in Seattle. From her BA in Psychology and experience with organizations doing research and trainings on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), she knows that most mental, physical, and behavioral health issues... Read More →
avatar for Neba Zaidi

Neba Zaidi

Community Engagement Manager, New Beginnings
Neba Zaidi (she/they) is the Community Engagement Manager at New Beginnings in Seattle. With almost 6 years in relationship education, she’s gotten to work with a wide variety of groups: middle schoolers, men in recovery homes, lgbtq+ youth of color, adult Muslim-Americans, trauma... Read More →



Tuesday April 26, 2022 12:30pm - 2:30pm PDT

12:30pm PDT

Streamlining Fiscal Systems
Managing multiple funding streams, remote and hybrid staff, glitchy databases and web applications, etc. is never going to be easy. But newer technology and increasingly effective outsourced service providers may make it easier to do it well and build a stronger foundation to cope with the rapid pace of change. This session will focus on newer tools for time and expense tracking, paying bills, donation processing, credit card management, and overall accounting and reporting and on CRM (customer relationship management) and ERP (enterprise resource planning) systems that make it all work better together. Share what your org has tried and learn how other sexual assault programs are getting some big payoffs from relatively small investments in newer systems.

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Topic: Streamlining Fiscal Systems
Date: Apr 26, 2022 12:28 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Meeting Recording:
https://wcsap.zoom.us/rec/share/4V1UzHRlh-g_qI2MY7vAcnu3QKxpTtU4NKt-ra46gDMxqlGExFUZW1B55ilE2tQW.Fm0EkiPbO_FZdD22

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Speakers
avatar for Kay Sohl

Kay Sohl

Kay Sohl Consulting
Kay Sohl has provided training and consultation for Executive Directors, CFOs, and Boards of Directors of over 8,500 nonprofit organizations throughout the United States. Kay focuses her work on rethinking nonprofit strategies for financial sustainability, Board financial oversight... Read More →



Tuesday April 26, 2022 12:30pm - 2:30pm PDT

12:30pm PDT

Yeha:wi Healing Bridge
An Indigenous overview of Mother Nation's 12 week Yeha:wi Healing Journey and aftercare. Yeha:wi means "She's holding onto her sacred" in the Oneida language. In this panel, we will explore how cultural services support Indigenous victims of sexual assault to hold onto their sacred and cross the bridge to healing.  

Speakers
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Arlene Red Elk

Mother Nation/ Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe
Elder Arlene Red Elk is a member of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe and Lead Facilitator and master designer of the Circle of Life workshop series.  Her four decades of experience serving thousands of women is known across Indian Country due to her creative talents to design such... Read More →


Tuesday April 26, 2022 12:30pm - 2:30pm PDT

2:30pm PDT

Break
Tuesday April 26, 2022 2:30pm - 3:00pm PDT

3:00pm PDT

Centering Indigenous Experiences
In this workshop, two presenters will discuss the origin story of launching the first Tribal Program within a historically white-led agency. The presenters will share their experiences growing up on a rural Tribal reservation, and how those experiences have shaped their advocacy and prevention programming work in Indian country. The workshop will discuss and explore intergenerational trauma in Indigenous communities, and how we should utilize cultural teachings and traditions as protective factors and direct services for Indigenous youth and families.

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Topic: Centering Indigenous Experiences
Date: Apr 26, 2022 02:51 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Meeting Recording:
https://wcsap.zoom.us/rec/share/VHtAjH3YxAb1G80mEgoel8pbft6UspwZdxqEPCTGDEjXL4Hw-Uiol1YDbA5AFHyN.NoBIXAjsf2WlUMeN

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Speakers
avatar for Destiney Petty

Destiney Petty

Tribal Program Manager, Rural Resources
Destiney “Skwekwiw” Petty descends from the Snayckstx (arrow lakes) band of the Colville Tribes, and raises her three children in Inchelium, Washington on the Colville Indian Reservation. She currently serves as the Tribal Program Manager for  Rural Resources Victim Services... Read More →
avatar for Juanita Watt

Juanita Watt

Rural Resources
Juanita Watt is a member of the Colville Confederated Tribes and a mother of two beautiful children. She lives and works in Inchelium, on the Colville Indian Reservation, and has dedicated her career to engaging Native youth and wrapping them in cultural and traditional supports... Read More →


Tuesday April 26, 2022 3:00pm - 5:00pm PDT

3:00pm PDT

Criminalizing Young Survivors
How are mass incarceration and sexual violence interconnected? What is our role as anti-sexual violence organizers, thinkers, and doers in justice movements? In this workshop, participants will explore three frameworks to understand how young people who survive sexual violence are criminalized for the ways they experience trauma and survival. This presentation will go over three frameworks: the trauma to prison pipeline, survived & punished, and the violence of/within carceral facilities. This presentation focuses on how young people, especially Black girls and trans, queer, and gender nonconforming youth, are particularly vulnerable to both sexual violence and subsequent criminalization.

This presentation will challenge our assumptions and expectations of the criminal legal system; help participants understand how the criminal legal system is often a source violence and instability instead of safety and healing; and offer potential next steps for anti-sexual violence agencies to work more closely with vulnerable and criminalized youth.

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Topic: Criminalizing Youth Survivors
Date: Apr 26, 2022 02:50 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Meeting Recording:
https://wcsap.zoom.us/rec/share/qUXzrIpjTMYVuo_WLsxKqHVycYHLkkG4c7lUReHC0ae6D03e658O65lzSyMPHbOW.gCtfquk9G3TDDzyK

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Speakers
avatar for Nanee Sajeev

Nanee Sajeev

writer, educator, feminist, they/she
Nanee Sajeev (they/she) is an ezhava Malayalee writer, educator, and anti-violence worker on Paugusset land. They are deeply concerned about the ways that marginalized communities experience, and what Dr. Ruth Wilson Gilmore calls, state organized abandonment and violence. Nanee cares... Read More →



Tuesday April 26, 2022 3:00pm - 5:00pm PDT

3:00pm PDT

Planning for Soul Healing
Visualization:  3:00-3:30
Manifestation: 3:30-4:00
Story Telling: 4:00-5:00

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Topic: Planning for Soul Healing
Date: Apr 26, 2022 02:54 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Meeting Recording:
https://wcsap.zoom.us/rec/share/4p2pGv40EJ4r59gRz5CYwSN0eOzGFzfinO2L5B0h8wfImdwhplQDOCl0EEAroyHc.NYArpsONgQZj5F-v

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Speakers

Tuesday April 26, 2022 3:00pm - 5:00pm PDT

3:00pm PDT

Reconstructing the Bridge: Centering the Leadership of Black Women, Women of Color and LGBTQ+ People in Our Movement
Reconstructing the Bridge: Centering the Leadership of Black Women, Women of Color, and LGBTQ+ People In our Movement  is a three-unit workshop. First, an overview of the History (1492–2022) of Black and BIPOC women and LGBTQ+ people in our movement through a brief Power Point presentation of key Black women, women of color, and LGBTQ+ people who worked to end sexualized violence but whose contributions and achievements have often been forgotten, minimized or rendered invisible.  Following the Power Point presentation, an interactive, participatory reflection on the contributions of Black women, women of color and LGBTQ+ people in the movement to end gendered violence will explore those who have inspired and influenced the workshop attendees. Finally, acknowledgment, validation, and uplift of workshop attendees who are Black, people of color, and LGBTQ+  will be offered by linking learnings from the workshop with leadership development suggestions, resources, and self-care recommendations, which will support and champion the achievements and advancement of today's Black, BIPOC and LGBTQ+ advocates and activists within our movement.

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Topic: Reconstructing the Bridge: Centering the Leadership of Black Women, Women of Color and LGBTQ+ People in Our Movement
Start Time: Apr 26, 2022 02:38 PM

Meeting Recording:
https://wcsap.zoom.us/rec/share/fhr6sTQiYFwBGOhp6ybLULnDk1dkzLXERykSYQPJqIPMnVN6mplBLscTWadtjAa2.aLtv6eGDJrESPB2s

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Speakers
avatar for Michelle Osborne

Michelle Osborne

Consultant, Michelle M. Osborne, J.D. & Associates, LLC
Michelle M. Osborne, J.D. is a Seattle-based antiracism and equity consultant who has long worked to end domestic and sexual violence. A former prosecutor of gender violence crimes, she directed a Silicon Valley rape crisis center, and ran a multi-community outreach project for a... Read More →



Tuesday April 26, 2022 3:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
 
Wednesday, April 27
 

9:30am PDT

Effective Board Financial Oversight and Direction Setting
Effective Board financial oversight and direction- setting can have critical impact on your program’s the long-term health and stability.   Explore tools and strategies to build Board understanding of your program’s greatest financial risks and key financial choices.  Learn how you can help your full board to evaluate your current financial health and partner with staff to identify strategies to build your capacity to deal with change.  Join Board members, Executive Directors, and fiscal directors to explore ways to streamline financial reporting, improve dashboards, and focus board and finance committee discussions on issues that matter most to the future of your organization.

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Topic: Effective Board Financial Oversight and Direction Setting
Date: Apr 27, 2022 09:18 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Meeting Recording:
https://wcsap.zoom.us/rec/share/mjPULZa-LWib__OyQm61hGEeFmFoh1njZZrETa-3vdkn9ViQhuTxV7kn2xT_Umw.u7IxPUM5DkcUYDET

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Speakers
avatar for Kay Sohl

Kay Sohl

Kay Sohl Consulting
Kay Sohl has provided training and consultation for Executive Directors, CFOs, and Boards of Directors of over 8,500 nonprofit organizations throughout the United States. Kay focuses her work on rethinking nonprofit strategies for financial sustainability, Board financial oversight... Read More →



Wednesday April 27, 2022 9:30am - 11:30am PDT

9:30am PDT

It Happens to Us, Too!
This workshop will focus on best practices of co-advocacy when working with sexual assault survivors who are Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing. Navigating through the SANE process, legal proceedings, medical care, and mental health services is already a daunting task for any survivor, but to compound it with language and cultural barriers makes it almost impossible for survivors to begin to heal.  Participants will learn through interactive discussion of case scenarios to implement best practices.

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Topic: It Happens to Us, Too!
Date: Apr 27, 2022 09:24 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Meeting Recording:
https://wcsap.zoom.us/rec/share/ix5ohgQ-Y7gb7Lj-fqNZUaPYZd_a-F_zbkurb2TrAHvAMY9kHytwRNdPsUPV8DY0.NNduzWu01pN2OsqZ

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Speakers
avatar for Wilma Dennis

Wilma Dennis

Outreach/Prevention Staff, ADWAS
Wilma Dennis (she/her) I worked at ADWAS as an advocate for three years and currently working Outreach for two years. I am a black and Filipino, and a Deaf mom of two. I grew up in Tacoma, WA and have a degree in Criminal Justice from Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2022 9:30am - 11:30am PDT

9:30am PDT

Sexual assault prevention in intellectual and developmentally disabled (IDD) communities
This workshop is a collaboration between two organizations that do prevention and education work around sexual assault for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). One of the presenters has a developmental disability. The workshop acknowledges and explores the unique hurdles that POC and LGBTQ+ people with disabilities face when attempting to access services. We will provide information on what IDD is, sexual development of people with IDD, power and control dynamics between caregivers and people with IDD, education as prevention and core skills on choice, consent, boundaries and privacy.

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Topic: Sexual assault prevention in intellectual and developmentally disabled (IDD) communities
Date: Apr 27, 2022 09:14 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Meeting Recording:
https://wcsap.zoom.us/rec/share/ma44NNC_hHDiXYXGYvQrNoEtuwp7ujAhZe428E3kGkS-mlkwiU1bYOqSJYSmRJvw.kdZybiIHvpsPCqrF

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Speakers
avatar for Vanya Nanda

Vanya Nanda

Sexual Assault Prevention Specialist, Harborview Abuse & Trauma Center
Vanya (She/her) is the Prevention Specialist at the Harborview Abuse & Trauma Center in Seattle, WA. She has her masters in social work and public administration from the University of Washington. Driven by her passion to end gender-based violence she has dedicated her career to organizations... Read More →
avatar for Wesley Jones

Wesley Jones

Healthy Relationships Program Manager, The Arc of King County
Wesley Jones, MSW (he/him) works at the Arc of King County in Seattle, WA where he provides relationship and sexuality education to young adults with developmental disabilities. As a transgender and autistic person himself, Wesley is particularly passionate about supporting people... Read More →



Wednesday April 27, 2022 9:30am - 11:30am PDT

11:30am PDT

Lunch
Wednesday April 27, 2022 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT

12:30pm PDT

Blame Does Not Transform: Re-centering Youth Autonomy at the Root of Sexual Assault Prevention
Prevention efforts have seen several shifts in focus over the years, and we are on the cusp of another essential generational shift. Modern prevention efforts that seek exclusively to “shift the blame to the person who caused harm” fail to recognize the nuanced nature of harm- that those who cause harm have almost always experienced harm themselves, whether interpersonal harms or systemic harms. This session aims to provide participants with an understanding of the role of community accountability principles in prevention education, as well the ways that previous approaches may remove youth autonomy and perpetuate values of othering and disposability that discourage accountability and ultimately perpetuate harm. Preventionists will expand their arsenal of prevention tools with ideas to encourage institutional praxis in promoting youth autonomy, as well as skills to address topics related to youth rights & autonomy, power & positionality, and principles of accountability with young people.

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Topic: Blame Does Not Transform: Re-centering Youth Autonomy at the Root of Sexual Assault Prevention
Date: Apr 27, 2022 12:24 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Meeting Recording:
https://wcsap.zoom.us/rec/share/bWZYiOkEPmsRDMOo0t_YYVUsumTX6mWNQ5nwTn8bx0UDmOMjKyqH6zs-gQv4AjCy.S2jSaFDxuGIWarJj

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Speakers
avatar for Shoshana Bass

Shoshana Bass

Prevention Program Supervisor, DVSAS Bellingham
shoshana bass / (they/she) is a seasoned preventionist with an extensive background in youth advocacy, k-12 sexual violence prevention education, and youth leadership cultivation. Their approach to community development and primary prevention is informed by their upbringing in Chicago... Read More →
avatar for Peter Finlon

Peter Finlon

Prevention Education Specialist, DVSAS Bellingham
Peter Finlon (he/him) has worked in the advocacy field with youth and adult survivors of DV/SA since 2015. He has an extensive background working with queer and trans survivors, people living with HIV/AIDS, and people living with severe mental health diagnoses from his time working... Read More →



Wednesday April 27, 2022 12:30pm - 2:30pm PDT

12:30pm PDT

Cancel Culture: Reinforcing Systems of Oppression
In this two hour workshop, participants will examine personal accountability amidst today’s “cancel culture”, bridging framework to courageously engage in the racial equity work to end gender-based violence, and assess their role in upholding or dismantling systems of oppression.

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Topic: Cancel Culture: Reinforcing Systems of Oppression
Date: Apr 27, 2022 12:02 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Meeting Recording:
https://wcsap.zoom.us/rec/share/0gn7YAmDCBxeq091XqgZ1SOKS6LCfEfC51YRoiRnzOlxfeEAAlGgPaDaNx0lW7Mm.hYyF1dhpFLqNuJqS

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Speakers
avatar for DonYeta Villavaso-Madden

DonYeta Villavaso-Madden

Lucy Yee Management Consulting
DonYeta Villavaso-Madden is the founder and owner of Lucy Yee Management Consulting. Lucy Yee Management Consulting provides human resources, racial equity, and organizational development consulting services. She has over 25 years of strategic human resources, organizational effectiveness... Read More →
avatar for Patricia Flores

Patricia Flores

Advocacy Coordinator, WCSAP
Patrícia is from Toppenish (Yakima Valley), the Yakama Reservation.  As the fifth child of six children born to an Immigrant (Mexico) parent and a Migrant parent, who were both farm workers and activists as they raised their family in Toppenish, Patrícia learned early on that each... Read More →



Wednesday April 27, 2022 12:30pm - 2:30pm PDT

12:30pm PDT

Healthy Spirits, Cultural plan
The Pandemic has exasperated all areas of trauma; it has disrupted our healing journey in everyday life. And continues to disrupt our balance in serenity, peace of mind, and healing. In addition it has continued to affect our lives with unprecedent grief and loss, financial loss and/or disruption, relationships, and so forth. Consequently, we are faced with having to find acceptance in another way of life to cope and adapt to this “New Normal”.  In this workshop we’ll discuss the four quadrants in the Medicine Wheel – Mentally, Emotionally, Physically, and Spiritually. We’ll look at Healing and Wellness models that can be applied to everyday life to uplift your Spirit. We’ll discuss Sacred and garden foods that positively affect the mind, the body, and the Spirit. Plus we’ll be addressing what praying continuously means, how we can listen to our bodies, our spirit; Knowing how and when to let go of negativity; Knowing how and when to hold on to positive and healing thoughts. In addition, being mindful of what you think, feel, say, and do.

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Topic: Healthy Spirits, Cultural Plan
Date: Apr 27, 2022 12:16 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Meeting Recording:
https://wcsap.zoom.us/rec/share/YrB4x6BnqAMjKNsp0V6pL2_oO-6d9U7bvAjSrt6OWWEixCa0O3UTaul3obNx1E_y.wE7YBco87c3Yo29n

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Speakers
avatar for Glen Pinkham

Glen Pinkham

Yakama Nation
Glen Pinkham is an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation. He has been married to Yvette Pinkham going on 36 years. They have three children, Cameron age 35, Shanoa age 30, Dallas age 29. Glen was raised in the Wah Shet ( Seven Drums ), Mckinley... Read More →
avatar for Yvette Pinkham

Yvette Pinkham

So. Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes
Yvette Pinkham, MSW, So. Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes – Cultural Services CoordinatorYvette has been a Presenter/Facilitator for Women’s Healing Circles. And recently has started a Missing Murdered Indigenous Girl’s (MMIG) group. She bring a wealth of 20+ year’s working experience... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2022 12:30pm - 2:30pm PDT

12:30pm PDT

Support Groups Facilitation 101 and Beyond
This interactive workshop is designed to enhance the skills of beginning group facilitators, and to sharpen and refresh skills of more advanced facilitators.  Details of how to recruit and screen members will be offered, along with guidelines for implementation of curriculum and complimentary activities for meaningful participation.  Time will be given to discussion of common challenges faced within group dynamics and the skills to address them in a supportive way.  Participants will be given the opportunity to practice participation in, and witness first hand, the facilitation of a group session from check-in to closure.

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Topic: Support Groups Facilitation 101 & Beyond
Date: Apr 27, 2022 12:07 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Meeting Recording:
https://wcsap.zoom.us/rec/share/P_yQj3UGhuNHHeVBFFQ1hsqXI3C7FzVyaRqEvSd9LI3AKsWf-Do5-gldGsfm5ffk.SrBCpgCakS7e0ZPE

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Speakers
avatar for Claudia Ackerman

Claudia Ackerman

Group Coordinator, DVSAS of Whatcom COunty
Claudia Ackerman has worked as the Group Coordinator for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services of Whatcom County since August of 2000. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Human Services from Western Washington University in 1997.  Claudia has facilitated adolescent sexual... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2022 12:30pm - 2:30pm PDT

2:30pm PDT

Break
Wednesday April 27, 2022 2:30pm - 3:00pm PDT

3:00pm PDT

Plenary Session: Telling Our Own Story
Telling Our Own Story: Power of Storytelling for Prevention and Culture Change

Writing and sharing our true personal stories have the power to build empathy, bring our communities together, create ongoing culture change, and strengthen prevention efforts. Using storytelling, we can transform the ways we engage our diverse communities across all generations in ending gender violence and other forms of oppression experienced by marginalized groups. In this interactive keynote presentation, an independent gender and social justice consultant and trained storyteller Dr. Meghna Bhat will shed light on why and how storytelling can be used as a creative and culturally relevant tool, the process, and its benefits to us and our communities. Using examples, she will offer practical advice on how to think about their own journeys and feel empowered to write their stories as agents of culture change, while learning to be active and compassionate listeners. She will also provide resources for facilitating and implementing written, oral (spoken) and digital storytelling activities in your own circles and communities.

View the recording here:

Topic: WCSAP Plenary Session: Meghna Bhat
Start Time: Apr 27, 2022 02:32 PM

Meeting Recording:
https://wcsap.zoom.us/rec/share/xDeDa26dX_8734ncgmH3dpdChlLipUBuhrLc6p_d60IvgrTbwmRBU60jx_68KVdh.kP6VN3cjNxzVdpUy

Access Passcode: *K=xP2!0Topic: WCSAP Plenary Session: Meghna Bhat
Start Time: Apr 27, 2022 02:32 PM



Speakers
avatar for Meghna Bhat, PhD

Meghna Bhat, PhD

Independent Gender and Social Justice Consultant, Independent
Thursday, June 1610:00 am – 11:15 am – Telling Our Own Story: Power of Storytelling for Survivor Healing and Culture ChangeMeghna Bhat, PhD (she/her) is a proud first-generation South Asian immigrant, feminist scholar, trained storyteller, and an independent gender and social... Read More →
avatar for Patricia Flores

Patricia Flores

Advocacy Coordinator, WCSAP
Patrícia is from Toppenish (Yakima Valley), the Yakama Reservation.  As the fifth child of six children born to an Immigrant (Mexico) parent and a Migrant parent, who were both farm workers and activists as they raised their family in Toppenish, Patrícia learned early on that each... Read More →



Wednesday April 27, 2022 3:00pm - 5:00pm PDT