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Multicultural Service Center

4610 SE Belmont Street
Portland, OR 97215, US (map)

In Her Shoes/DV 102 will review domestic violence & use the In Her Shoes tool to give attendees a deeper understanding of what survivors face in an abusive relationship. Discussions will focus on dispelling DV myths & refuting the “why doesn’t she just leave” mentality by exploring barriers to leaving. The importance of practicing self-care & recognizing vicarious trauma will also be highlighted.

Access Notes

– 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

Future events happening here

  • Wednesday
    Oct 24 2018
    Building an Organizational Equity Plan

    In this training we look at strategies used in Building Organizational Equity Plans. This may include: Processing Past Issues and Moving Forward Collectively; Internal and external strategies; Familiarizing leadership with effectiveness and practice around a Strategic Plan; inclusion framework; recommendations from Staff Inclusion committees, and an organizational Equity Lens; Trouble-shooting: Identifying Areas of Need; Outreach, Programming, Recruiting, Structural or other Community-Building practices organizationally; Reflective exercises throughout the workshop; and lastly Adding or revising policies, procedures and practices.

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  • Tuesday
    Oct 30 2018
    Impacts of Trauma

    This class offers an introduction to the theory and practice of Trauma Informed Care. We will explore impacts of trauma and the science behind this framework for providing care that puts the lived experience of individuals in their communities at its center.

    Participants will:

    Learn definitions of Trauma Informed Care and core principles. Review the science behind Trauma Informed Care and gain understanding of impacts of trauma. Learn about and discuss application of TIC in different settings. Connect concepts of parallel processes for survivors of trauma, providers, organizations and communities.

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  • Thursday
    Nov 8 2018
    Working with Latina Survivors

    This workshop will address barriers and challenges immigrant women face when accessing services, conversations about gender norms and female roles in Latino Families, and understanding the need for cultural focus and sensitivity when serving Latina survivors.

    Participants will understand barriers and access to services, the importance of communication styles, and address cultural needs beyond bilingual intentions.

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  • Monday
    Dec 10 2018
    Trauma Informed Care

    This interactive workshop focuses on trauma-informed services. We will explore the intersectional framework for providing services that support healing and honor the resilience’s inherent in survivors lived experiences and their communities.

    PARTICIPANTS WILL: Define Trauma Informed Services, Understanding Trauma and Its Effects, Define intersectionality framework for TIC, Principles for Implementing Trauma-Informed Services, Challenges & Strengths, Best Practices

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Past events that happened here

  • Thursday
    Oct 18 2018
    Intercultural Foundations

    Intercultural sensitivity is essential for effective clinical work. The field of intercultural communication provides a solid framework for strengthening our ability to engage with difference and diversity across situations. The developmental model used in intercultural communication also pinpoints where we may be getting stuck or observing others getting stuck around these issues in a non-shaming way.

    North American mental health practitioners tend to have specific ways they define “good” communication and conflict resolution (e.g., “I feel” statements, direct processing, assertive communication). However, we cannot always assume our standards are universal or right, especially since culture is embedded in our communication and embodied within us in ways we often do not realize. Increasing our ability to build relationships and navigate conflict and culture are critical for effectiveness in our work and truly connecting with others.

    This workshop is designed to introduce a couple of key intercultural communication theories and concepts, and then apply them. The importance of integrating intercultural communication work with social justice perspectives will also be emphasized.

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  • Monday
    Oct 8 2018
    DV 2: In Her Shoes

    In Her Shoes/DV 102 will review domestic violence & use the In Her Shoes tool to give attendees a deeper understanding of what survivors face in an abusive relationship. Discussions will focus on dispelling DV myths & refuting the “why doesn’t she just leave” mentality by exploring barriers to leaving. The importance of practicing self-care & recognizing vicarious trauma will also be highlighted.

    Website