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Categorías: Comunidad, Educación y entrenamiento, Involucrarse, Recursos de Spokane

Serie de educación en video sobre prevención en el hogar

YWCA Spokane staff have joined together to create a unique online engagement opportunity focused on cultivating increased community education and awareness surrounding issues related to intimate partner domestic violence. The 11-part video series presents engaging, educational content for individuals from any background or current knowledge base.

The videos and blog posts also offer watchers an opportunity to get to know YWCA Spokane advocates on a personal level; each contributor brings their own personality into their writing and presentation style. Each topic within the series has its own blog post, like this one, including a video. All of the other topics in the series are linked below.

Mientras mira estos videos y lee las publicaciones del blog, esperamos que obtenga más conocimientos, explore temas a los que quizás no haya estado expuesto y se empodere a usted mismo y a quienes lo rodean para tener relaciones más saludables y felices. Gracias por tomarse el tiempo para ampliar su educación, conciencia y comprensión en torno a estos temas críticos. 

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What comes to mind when you hear the term “self-care?” Hot tea, bubble baths, and candles? To many, a day to oneself to rejuvenate and unwind sounds like a distant dream. “Someday, I might have the time and  money.” Think about your day today.

Did you brush your teeth this morning? Did you change your clothes or brush your hair? Have that morning cup of coffee? Maybe some breakfast? These are things we do to take care of our health and wellness. When we do these things deliberately with the intention of nurturing and caring for ourselves, we are actively practicing self-care. And it’s just that – a practice. It’s not something that is easy to master or that may always come easily. Sometimes, self-care can be a real challenge. In fact, it can be that thing that you’ve been avoiding, but that you know you need to do like going to the dentist or finally getting something out of the way like filing your taxes.

The truth is, self-care will look different for each and every one of us, and it may also look different each day. So listen to your body, your heart, and mind. What is it that I need to feel rejuvenated, at peace, centered, and balanced? What will help me feel grounded again?

One day, it could be a bubble bath or just a quiet night in with a good book. Other times, I might need a good hour-long conversation connecting with a friend I haven’t seen in ages, or maybe it’s unplugging from social media for a day. Get creative.

Ultimately, self-care is a radical act of self-love. When we take the time to care for and nurture ourselves, we are sending the message that we are worthy, we are valuable, and that we are deserving of care and love. You matter and you deserve your love, affection, and attention just as much as anybody else does, if not more.

When we hear a message long enough, we may start to believe it. This is why the practice of self-care is so crucial in shaping us into the people we want to become. We all have an internal script that plays in our heads and in our hearts, and for some those messages can be downright mean. Practicing self-care transforms that script, dismantles toxic messages, and establishes a more positive, healing message instead. The author Louise Hay once wrote, “Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” By taking care of our needs, we are choosing to dismantle those critical messages and opt for a new one: “I am worthy, I am valued, I deserve love and care.”

In the graphic, you can see a few examples of self-care from the National Resource Center for Reaching Victims

If you’re feeling the heaviness of the world right now and it takes moving mountains to get up and get dressed, know you aren’t alone. Please reach out to someone – a friend, someone you trust, a hotline. Expressing ourselves, feeling the emotions – this is all self-care, too. YWCA Spokane has many different outlets that you can utilize if you need help or are feeling low. Check out our website a aprender más.

Written content and video for this topic within the Prevention at Home series provided by YWCA Spokane staff member, Britta Howard.

¡Continúe aprendiendo con la prevención en casa!

Explore más temas en su viaje para empoderarse a sí mismo y a quienes lo rodean visitando las siguientes publicaciones de blog y viendo los otros videos de nuestra serie de prevención en el hogar.

  1. Servicios en YWCA Spokane
  2. ¿Qué es la violencia doméstica de pareja íntima?
  3. Banderas rojas y el espectro de las relaciones
  4. Respeto, límites y consentimiento
  5. Violencia doméstica adolescente
  6. ¿Por qué se quedan o regresan?
  7. El trauma y el cerebro
  8. Planificación de seguridad
  9. Cuidados personales
  10. Autorregulación
  11. Cómo ayudar a un amigo

Recursos externos para la educación continua

Los miembros del personal de YWCA Spokane han recopilado los siguientes enlaces externos para que usted pueda continuar con su educación.


If you or someone you know is impacted by intimate partner domestic violence (IPDV), confidential advocates are always available through our 24hr helpline services via phone 509-326-2255, email, or text 509-220-3725. 

Para obtener más información sobre cómo acceder a servicios adicionales a través de YWCA Spokane durante la pandemia de COVID-19, visite

Acerca de Mia Morton

Mia has been part of the team at YWCA Spokane since 2019. She brings wide ranging skills and interests along with passion for the mission. As a Domestic Violence Support Advocate and Digital Content Specialist, Mia supports the agency's mission driven activities by working alongside survivors of intimate partner domestic violence, maintaining accurate and informative website content, and creating other content.