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YWCA of Greater Portland, 4610 SE Belmont

4610 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR 97213, US (map)

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  • Thursday
    Feb 15 2018
    Activating Cultural Empathy (YWCA of Greater Portland)

    CLASS DESCRIPTION:

    While there is growing awareness and value for equity, diversity and inclusion, we often fail to recognize how our own culture – what we consider normal – interferes with our ability to truly recognize and honor people of many backgrounds. Participants will explore the concept of cultural humility, and how that supports developing an attitude of learning and openness. Participants will then learn about the relatively new concept of cultural empathy, first gaining knowledge about what it is, and then practicing methods to increase cultural empathy through sharing stories, perspective taking, and empathetic journeys. The practice of cultural empathy creates a foundation for genuine conversation, which leads to increased relationship, understanding of difference and disparity, and ultimately inclusion of people of many backgrounds.

    ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION:

    • A lift is located on the north side of the building (on Belmont St)
    • A ramp is located in the parking lot on the south side of the building
    • Ramp and lift entrances are equipped with ADA door openers
    • All 3 levels of the building have elevator access
    • Gender specific restrooms on the main level are ADA accessible and equipped with automated doors
    • Gender neutral restroom on the lower level is ADA accessible and equipped with an automated door
    • Possibility to adjust lightning in the training room

    For any questions or requests, please contact Aila Hauru at ailah@ywcapdx.org or (503) 294-7480.

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  • Thursday
    Feb 8 2018
    [CANCELLED] Understanding Oppression (YWCA of Greater Portland)

    Unfortunately this training has been cancelled. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience.

    For any questions or requests, please contact Aila Hauru at ailah@ywcapdx.org or (503) 294-7480.

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  • Wednesday
    Jan 24 2018
    Legal Advocacy

    CLASS DESCRIPTION

    In this class, participants will learn about civil remedies available in the State of Oregon for survivors of domestic violence, stalking and sexual assault. We will also look at the resources available in Multnomah County for getting a protective order and receiving support for that process. We will discuss the new I-file process (which replaced Turbo Court in October) and what happens after the order is granted, including service, contesting, modifications, dismissals, and renewals. Special considerations for survivors with children will also be addressed.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES. PARTICIPANTS WILL:

    • Understand the difference between civil and criminal remedies and what legal advocacy might look like for each
    • Understand the criteria and process for all 4 types of protective orders, and processes after an order is granted
    • Safety planning in the restraining order process
    • Resources available for survivors working with the civil legal system

    BASIC OUTLINE:

    • What is legal advocacy? What it isn’t!
    • Why might a survivor not want to access the legal system? And how we can address these concerns.
    • Civil Legal versus Criminal Legal remedies
    • Oregon Protective Orders – Qualifications, protections available, limitations, and process
      - FAPA
      - EPPDAPA
      - SAPO
      - Stalking Protective Order
      
    • Special Considerations for petitioners with minor children
    • Odyssey Guide and File/Paper filings
    • Pros and Cons of Protective Orders
    • Safety Planning during the protective order process
    • Legal Resources & Legal Advocacy at Multnomah County Courthouses

    ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION:

    – A lift is located on the north side of the building (on Belmont St) – A ramp is located in the parking lot on the south side of the building – Ramp and lift entrances are equipped with ADA door openers – All 3 levels of the building have elevator access – Gender specific restrooms on the main level are ADA accessible and equipped with automated doors – Gender neutral restroom on the lower level is ADA accessible and equipped with an automated door – Possibility to adjust lightning in the training room

    For any questions or requests, please contact Aila Hauru at ailah@ywcapdx.org or (503) 294-7480.

    Website
  • Saturday
    Jan 20 2018
    YW ACT Bystander Intervention

    CLASS DESCRIPTION:

    This highly interactive workshop, led by the Portland Peace Team, is focused on techniques that anyone can use to move from bystander to peacemaker safely.

    • Practice grounding yourself in nonviolence and compassion for others.
    • Try out various de-escalation techniques to find the ones that work for you.
    • Join with other like-minded people to gather support for intervening.
    • Experience the power that comes from knowing when and how to act in uncertain situations.

    The event is hosted by YW ACT, a community-driven leadership program, designed to give members the skills and opportunity to lead, organize and plan advocacy efforts on behalf of the YWCA. Members champion issues and legislative actions to assist the YWCA in achieving its mission of eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

    ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION

    – A lift is located on the north side of the building (on Belmont St) – A ramp is located in the parking lot on the south side of the building – Ramp and lift entrances are equipped with ADA door openers – All 3 levels of the building have elevator access – Gender specific restrooms on the main level are ADA accessible and equipped with automated doors – Gender neutral restroom on the lower level is ADA accessible and equipped with an automated door – Possibility to adjust lightning in the training room

    For any questions or requests, please contact Aila Hauru at ailah@ywcapdx.org or (503) 294-7480.

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  • Thursday
    Jan 18 2018
    Overcome Volunteer Meeting

    Women being released from prison do not always have help or support. Overcome provides these ladies with opportunities to become self-sufficient.

    Interested in helping out? Join us at our 4610 SE Belmont office on Thursday, January 18th from 6-730pm. An overview of Overcome and its volunteer needs will be provided.

    **Donations are always needed to support the needs of women released from Coffee Creek. Items such as hygiene products, duffel bags, backpacks, new linens and blankets, new pots and pans, new small kitchen appliances, supermarket gift cards, or TriMet bus tickets and passes.

    Contact allisonc@ywcapdx.org with questions.

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  • Thursday
    Jan 11 2018
    YW ACT January Meeting

    Join YW ACT for our January meeting! YW ACT is a community-driven leadership program, designed to give members the skills and opportunity to lead, organize and plan advocacy efforts on behalf of the YWCA.

    Contact allisonc@ywcapdx.org with questions!

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  • Wednesday
    Jan 10 2018
    Supporting Immigrant and Refugee Survivors

    Class description

    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. We will also discuss distinguishing dynamics of domestic violence and how we can better assist the Immigrant/Refugee communities here in Portland. Learning objectives. Participants will:

    Have an improved understanding/awareness of…

    • What domestic violence looks like in an immigrant and/or refugee community.
    • How culture plays a role.
    • The challenges immigrant survivors of domestic violence face in accessing services.

    This workshop fulfills a requirement for 40-hour Domestic Violence Advocate Training

    Accessibility Info for 4610 SE Belmont:

    • A lift is located on the north side of the building (on Belmont St)
    • A ramp is located in the parking lot on the south side of the building
    • Ramp and lift entrances are equipped with ADA door openers
    • All 3 levels of the building have elevator access
    • Gender specific restrooms on the main level are ADA accessible and equipped with automated doors
    • Gender neutral restroom on the lower level is ADA accessible and equipped with an automated door
    • Possibility to adjust lightning in the training room

    For any questions, please contact Aila Hauru at ailah@ywcapdx.org or (503) 294-7480.

    Website
  • Wednesday
    Dec 13 2017
    Dynamics of Abusers (YWCA training workshop)

    Class description

    The training aims to increase understanding of power and control and the dynamics of abusive behavior including definitions and prevalence of intimate partner violence perpetration, violence as an individual choice supported by societal and institutional norms, and the content and effectiveness of educational intervention programs designed to address intimate partner violence within a coordinated community response.

    Presented by: Eric Mankowski, Ph.D., Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Psychology, Portland State University

    This location is fully accessible.

    For any questions regarding registration, please contact Aila Hauru at ailah@ywcapdx.org or (503) 294-7480.

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  • Wednesday
    Nov 29 2017
    Personal Safety and De-escalation

    Class description

    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. Discussion is designed to help people identify their risks, evaluate their strengths, and to explore their options for dealing with the threat of violence. Emphasis is placed on options, not rigid safety rules. No physical self-defense skills will be taught in this workshop.

    Learning objectives. Participants will:

    • Understand why intuition is the first line of personal safety
    • Connect the importance of assertiveness to personal safety
    • Learn skills to de-escalate someone
    • Identify non-physical options for escape
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  • Friday
    Nov 17 2017
    Including Disability in the Equity Conversation

    Class description

    Disability is often on the outskirts, even when it comes to equity conversations. This presentation will engage participants in learning from the life experiences of people with disabilities. Covering a range of topics from concrete tips for increasing accessibility to increased risk of abuse to social justice and disability, this conversation will equip participants to increase their community consciousness and inclusive thinking and actions.

    Learning objectives. Participants will:

    • Learn how to become more inclusive community members
    • Understand the prevalence of abuse towards people with disabilities and learn some safeguards
    • Learn how to include disability as part of the equity conversation
    • Understand accessibility and how to be more accessible

    Basic outline:

    • Individual stories – presenters Allison and Samrawit share their personal stories about living with disability. Video from prominent speaker, Stella Young.
    • Social justice and disability – discussion of the need to include disability in the equity paradigm, including the concept that disability is natural
    • Increased risk of abuse for women with disabilities – fear of institutions and dependency factor
    • Preventing and responding to trauma
    • Accessibility – physical space, program inclusiveness, life hacks for making things accessible
    • Increasing community consciousness – strategies for communication and connection

    We want this session to be as accessible for everyone as possible, including for people with disabilities. Please let us know what we might do to accommodate your needs or requests and we will do our best to make arrangements. Please contact Aila Hauru at ailah@ywcapdx.org or (503) 294-7480.

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  • Thursday
    Oct 26 2017
    Domestic Violence 101 Professional Development (YWCA of Greater Portland)

    It's DV Awareness month !

    Domestic Violence (DV) 101 offers an introduction to the underlying root causes of violence against women and gender-based violence and increases understanding of the many forms of DV and how to respond.

    We will define and discuss sexism and misogyny & explore the history of the movement to end violence against women. Looking broadly at the types & general dynamics of violence against women, we will learn about domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault. Then we will hone in on domestic violence specifically & discuss the role of an advocate in supporting survivors of abuse.

    Workshop Objectives:

    • Learn about the history and root causes of violence against women
    • Explore gender roles, sexism, patriarchy and misogyny in relation to violence against women
    • Discuss the importance of prevention and social change
    • Define domestic violence and understand both types and dynamics
    • Define advocacy and discuss the role of the advocate
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  • Friday
    Oct 13 2017
    YWCA, Portland: Clarifying Communication Professional Development

    Learn the difference between passive, assertive, and aggressive communication.

    Understand the different communication styles interculturally, and how they interact.

    This session will also cover different modes and objectives of communication in the workplace.

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  • Wednesday
    Oct 4 2017
    YWCA's Opening the Door to Equity

    Institutional Equity: Shift your outcomes by shifting your systems

    When you look at the outcomes of your work, are you advancing racial equity? Or are you replicating systems of racial injustice, despite your best intentions? In this workshop, we start by reviewing the difference between equity and equality. Then we introduce you to our sun model, which illustrates how your agency’s values and practices lead directly to the outcomes you are seeing. This may include external outcomes (your impact on program participants and community), your internal outcomes (within the workplace of staff and volunteers), or both. You will have a chance to apply a simple equity analysis to a key organizational issue and brainstorm actions you could take to shift toward racial equity in your outcomes.

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  • Monday
    Sep 25 2017
    Overcome Project Volunteer Orientation (YWCA of Greater Portland)

    Women being released from prison do not always have help or support. We're looking to rebuild our Overcome project team to provide these ladies with opportunities to become self-sufficient.

    Interested in helping out? Join us at our 4610 SE Belmont office on Monday, September 25th from 6-8pm.

    An overview of Overcome and how it fits into the Y's Family Preservation Project will be provided, as will time to break into committees and start brainstorming for the future.

    **Donations are always needed to support the needs of women released from Coffee Creek. Items such as hygiene products, duffle bags, backpacks, new linens and blankets, new pots and pans, new small kitchen appliances, supermarket gift cards, or TriMet bus tickets and passes.

    Contact allisonc@ywcapdx.org with questions.

    Website
  • Microaggressions and Implicit Bias Workshop

    Discover the relationship between implicit or unconscious bias and microaggressions.

    Microaggressions or Microinequities are the “unintentional or intentional slights, hurtful words, put downs and/or insults that trigger an emotional response from the person to whom it is directed.” If left unaddressed over a period of time, the impact (which are often invisible to the naked eye), can be devastating to a person’s mental and physical health with long-term consequences. In this four hour workshop, discover the relationship between implicit or unconscious bias and microaggressions:

    • What are the different types of microaggressions? What causes them? And what is the impact they have on individuals’ emotional and physical health? How about its effects on equities related to race, gender, age and sexual orientation?
    • How do we identify and address the behaviors associated with the term and how do we disrupt them when they happen?
    • Apply tools and skills to minimize the impact of microaggressions, whether you’re an unintentional perpetrator, or a bystander, or a recipient.
    • Participants will get the opportunity to learn from each other through stories, discussions and experiential activities

    YWCA of Greater Portland
    Nonprofit Organization · Portland, Oregon
    The YWCA of Greater Portland’s mission is to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

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  • Thursday
    Aug 10 2017
    August YW ACT Meeting and Active Bystanders Training

    Join YW ACT for our August meeting! YW ACT is a community driven, advocacy focused leadership program designed to give community members the skills and opportunity to lead, organize and plan advocacy efforts of the YWCA of Greater Portland.

    Join us from 5:30-6 before the general body meeting for a training in "Active Bystanders"-Legal Norms and Strategies for Stepping Up, presented by Paul Newton, JD, CIP

    The purpose of this introductory training session is to provide basic legal background of the unusual role of an “Active Bystander”, and to give practical guidance regarding what one should and should not do to help a person in imminent danger of being attacked.

    Paul Newton, JD, CIP is an attorney with a long background in criminal law, juvenile law, and bioethics.


    The YWCA of Greater Portland's mission is to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

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  • Monday
    Jul 31 2017
    CANCELLED, 7/27: Practical Allyship

    CANCELLED, 7/27

    Do you ever feel guilty about privileges you have? Curious about how to leverage your own access to resources and experience in support of justice and fairness for everyone?

    While talking about our privilege can be hard and even dangerous, we should not feeling guilty for unearned privilege, and instead hold on to our privileges and take responsibility to be aware of them and fight/speak up on behalf of others without such privileges and opportunities. This training will help participants to learn to do so more effectively and help them prepare for a lifelong, ever-evolving journey of allyship.


    The YWCA of Greater Portland's mission is to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Jun 20 2017
    Working with LGBTQ Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence

    Using examples of historical and present state sanctioned violence, we explore the broader impact that exclusionary practices impact the way LGBTQ survivors may experience barriers with identifying violence and when seeking supportive resources in the community.This workshop aims to provide participants with a basic understanding of the nuanced ways intimate partner violence shows up and is exacerbated within LGBTQ relationships, as well as some tangible considerations to adopt when providing support to survivors.

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  • Wednesday
    Jun 14 2017
    Understanding Oppression

    This workshop provides a theoretical and practical understanding of oppressions and their basis in power and control. We will capitalize on participant knowledge to establish a working understanding of oppression and draw on participant interests and roles to equip participants to work more effectively for social justice.

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  • Tuesday
    Jun 6 2017
    Dismantling Racism

    Workshop Objectives: Understand racism in a historical and current context Learn about white privilege Develop knowledge of institutional racism Address concepts of colorblindness and the United States as a post-racial society

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  • Wednesday
    May 31 2017
    Dynamics of Poverty

    This training will help participants define poverty and explore its causes and effects. We will review national and local data on the demographics of people living in poverty as well as risk factors that can make one more vulnerable to economic instability (such as race, gender and subjective social status). We will also explore the significance of the federal poverty line and social attitudes toward the poor and their implications for people living in poverty.

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  • Thursday
    May 25 2017
    Self Care in the Workplace

    The class will provide current self-care research, theories, and techniques to improve ways we manage stress to improve our skills as professionals and improve general quality of life.

    Participants will engage in the presentation through sharing experiences and techniques that have affected their stress. Participants will be asked to engage in mindfulness techniques and other stress reduction practices.

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  • Wednesday
    May 3 2017
    Culture of Gendered Violence

    This training offers an exploration of the historical and cultural causes of violence against women. We will examine how it is a logical, though completely intolerable, extension of a firmly entrenched misogynist worldview, imposed upon women, children and men over thousands of years. We will explore how this violence is used to help to maintain patriarchy, male dominance and oppressive stereotypes.

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  • Wednesday
    Apr 12 2017
    Dismantling Racism

    In this workshop participants will understand racism in a historical and current context, learn about white privilege, develop knowledge of institutional racism, and address concepts of colorblindness and the United States as a post-racial society.

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  • Tuesday
    Apr 4 2017
    Sexual Assault Dynamics

    This presentation will help participants understand the root causes of sexual violence, its prevalence, its impact on survivors, and the dynamics that make sexual violence a stigmatizing crime.

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