Prevention

Recap | Pathways Forward: Youth Self-Regulation

Feb 23, 2024 Comments Off on Recap | Pathways Forward: Youth Self-Regulation

A conversation about self-regulation and social emotional learning centered on youth. View Recording On February 21, 2024, Caroline Mark (YWCA Spokane) moderated a powerful Pathways Forward conversation, between Rumyana Kudeva (SRHD) and Jaime Stacy (SWAG), about self-regulation and social emotional learning centered on youth. During their time together, they shared…

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Mission Moment – ECEAP Parent Advocacy

Feb 2, 2024 Comments Off on Mission Moment – ECEAP Parent Advocacy

The Role of Parents in ECEAP ECEAP (pronounced e-cap) stands for Early Childhood Education Assistant Program. YWCA Spokane’s ECEAP teaches important life skills and wraps the entire family in holistic care. We know that supporting parents, caregivers, and the entire family helps create an environment that sets children up for…

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2024 Self-Care Summit for Youth

Jan 22, 2024 Comments Off on 2024 Self-Care Summit for Youth

This January we held our second annual self-care summit for youth in Spokane.  The Self-Care Summit (previously called Transformations Self-Care Celebrations) is a special one day conference for youth that is provided through a partnership between YWCA Spokane and SWAG (Strong Women Achieving Greatness). The summit is  centered on promoting…

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2023 Community Engagement Impact Report

Jan 5, 2024 Comments Off on 2023 Community Engagement Impact Report

A New Department Focused on Impact Founded in 2022, YWCA Spokane’s Community Engagement Department was created to help promote community collaboration and action that furthers the mission of the agency. After a year of growing and learning, the department is proud to share how their work has helped prevent future…

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Mission Moment – ECEAP

Sep 5, 2023 Comments Off on Mission Moment – ECEAP

About ECEAP ECEAP (pronounced e-cap) stands for Early Childhood Education Assistant Program. At its core, ECEAP is free preschool for qualifying families, focusing on kindergarten readiness. YWCA Spokane’s ECEAP does more than prepare kids for school; it teaches important life skills and wraps the entire family in holistic care. “We’re…

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2023 Transformations Camp – Camp 1 Recap

Aug 14, 2023 Comments Off on 2023 Transformations Camp – Camp 1 Recap

Transformations Camp – July 2023 This past July, we held our first Transformations Camp of the summer and it was a beautiful success! This week-long empowerment camp is tailored for young women of color ages 11 to 16. Throughout the camp, participants forged strong connections, nurtured self-acceptance, explored the true…

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Mission Moment – Prevention Efforts

Feb 1, 2023 Comments Off on Mission Moment – Prevention Efforts

Purpose At its core, violence prevention is about ending cycles of abuse. YWCA Spokane’s prevention efforts focus on doing this with teens by “Holding space to have conversations with teenagers about relationships that they don’t normally have with adults in their lives,” according to Lizbeth Reyes, Prevention Coordinator. She sees…

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TDVAM 2023

Feb 1, 2023 Comments Off on TDVAM 2023

Every February, a month long national initiative takes place to bring awareness to teen dating violence. Similar to intimate partner domestic violence, teen dating violence can take on many different forms and has a significant impact on our community. When we think about abuse, physical abuse is the first form…

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2022 Transformations Self-Care Celebration Recap

Jan 25, 2023 Comments Off on 2022 Transformations Self-Care Celebration Recap

Join us in celebrating the success of our recent Transformations Self-Care Celebration event! Last year was a milestone year for one of our youth programs called Transformations. After a two year pause due to the pandemic, we were able to bring back our summer empowerment camp called Transformations Camp through…

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Transformations Camp 2022

Aug 25, 2022 Comments Off on Transformations Camp 2022

Last week was a powerful week at YWCA Spokane! In partnership with SWAG (Strong Women Achieving Greatness) we held an empowerment camp called Transformations Camp. This week long camp, facilitated by Jaime Stacey, centered the experience of 11-16 year old’s who identify as young women of color. Each day the…

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Prevention Team Celebration At Rogers

Jun 3, 2022 Comments Off on Prevention Team Celebration At Rogers

YWCA Spokane’s Prevention Team Celebrates the Recent Successful Completion of an Educational Series at John R. Rogers High School Focused on Health Relationships & Dating Violence During the spring semester, the YWCA Spokane Prevention Team spent one day a week for five weeks with students in a Rogers High School…

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Teen Dating Violence Action Month 2022 – Recap

Feb 28, 2022 Comments Off on Teen Dating Violence Action Month 2022 – Recap

YWCA’s Prevention Team Teen dating abuse is a year-round focus for YWCA Spokane’s Prevention Team. Our work to end cycles of abuse expands beyond the month of February. We invite you to get involved with our efforts if you work with youth! Spokane is fortunate to have a variety of…

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Teen Dating Violence Action Month 2022

Jan 25, 2022 Comments Off on Teen Dating Violence Action Month 2022

This February, YWCA Spokane looks to engage youth and adults in meaningful dialogue about healthy relationships and dating violence! In 2010, congress declared February to be National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. To take the next step beyond awareness, YWCA Spokane chooses to focus on how individuals can…

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Conscious Discipline

Sep 23, 2021 Comments Off on Conscious Discipline

One of the main goals of YWCA Spokane’s ECEAP (Early Childhood Education & Assistance Program) is kindergarten readiness. A big part of becoming ready for kindergarten is developing social-emotional skills. To support this growth, we use a social-emotional curriculum called Conscious Discipline. Conscious Discipline (or CD) is a trauma-informed and…

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Bystander Effect & Intervention for Youth

Feb 18, 2021 Comments Off on Bystander Effect & Intervention for Youth

Written for Teen Dating Violence Action Month (TDVAM) 2021 by the Prevention Team  The bystander effect is a social psychological theory that states that individuals are less likely to offer help if there are other individuals around. Status and appearance can change how long it takes people to react…

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Teen Dating Violence Action Month 2021

Feb 1, 2021 Comments Off on Teen Dating Violence Action Month 2021

Often referred to as Teen Dating Action (or Awareness) Month (TDVAM), February has been set aside to address teen dating violence. YWCA Spokane joins various organizations, like love is respect, and young people across the country to raise awareness of teen dating violence through action. Throughout the month of February,…

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Consent and Prevention

Oct 28, 2020 Comments Off on Consent and Prevention

What is Consent? Establishing and maintaining healthy boundaries allows us to feel comfortable in our friendships and relationships. How do you know where the boundaries are? You ask! Consent ensures everyone is on the same page about what they want to happen. It is a proactive expression of what everyone…

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Parenthood In The Pandemic

Apr 7, 2020 Comments Off on Parenthood In The Pandemic

Clients, Staff, and Community Members Navigate Changing Times Staff at YWCA Spokane continue our work supporting survivors of domestic violence in our Spokane community during this time of the pandemic. We join many around the globe as we face the challenge to respond to the needs of our clients and…

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Teen Dating Violence Action Month 2020

Feb 1, 2020 Comments Off on Teen Dating Violence Action Month 2020

February is Teen Dating Violence Action Month Last year, on January 28th, 2019, Mayor David Condon and the Spokane City Council gave a proclamation to end teen dating violence and recognized February as Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Nationally identified as Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, February is host to an…

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YWCA Spokane Youth Services Help Teens Prevent Intimate Partner Violence

Jul 25, 2019 Comments Off on YWCA Spokane Youth Services Help Teens Prevent Intimate Partner Violence

YWCA Spokane’s Prevention Team is dedicated to ending Intimate Partner Domestic Violence before it ever begins. As a part of our prevention work, YWCA Spokane reaches out to young women and young men in the community with the goal to promote and educate about healthy relationships and to spread awareness…

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