Domestic Violence Educational Series

Dive into the complexities of intimate partner domestic violence.

From Survive To Thrive

It is our goal at YWCA Spokane to help spread awareness and education about Intimate Partner Domestic Violence (IPDV), how it impacts our community, and what we can do to create real and lasting change.

From Survive to Thrive was formerly part of a previous “Learn & Give” awareness campaign we launched in 2020 called ONE MISSION. We believe this educational content is valuable and wanted to make sure it was easily available, year-round.

Join us to learn more about the experiences and challenges of being a survivor of domestic violence.

Before Starting

What to Expect

Examine the realities of domestic violence and the path to achieve a safer situation, challenging unrealistic expectations and assumptions placed upon victims and survivors.

As you engage with this content, you will:

  • Learn about IPDV
  • Address stigmas and misconceptions
  • Gain insight into survivors' experience and the barriers to accessing support
  • Available services for survivors and allies in Spokane

Hold Time to Reflect

Consider inviting your friends and colleagues to join you through this series. After each topic, take time to reflect because talking about the lessons helps deepen your understanding of them.

Reflection Questions:

  • How did the content make you feel?
  • What is something you learned?
  • Did you notice anything about yourself and/or your current understanding of domestic violence?

Topics

Learning more about intersectionality and other definitions in tandem with our From Survive to Thrive series will help you build a stronger foundation that leads to a more comprehensive understanding of this topic. You’ll be able to better explore the complexities of DV and the challenges survivors face with this added information.

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Explore the importance of meeting the most basic human needs, physiological needs, during the process of healing from intimate partner domestic violence.

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During situations of intimate partner domestic violence, survivors are often left with unknown and limited options to ensure safety for themselves and their families.

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Take a closer look at love and belonging, specifically through the experiences of transgender survivors of intimate partner violence.

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Discover different ways survivors meet their esteem needs and how their different circumstances can impact their ability to do so.

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Learn about a survivor's experience of reaching self-actualization. In this stage, survivors are able to thrive and focus on themselves, deepening their talents, hobbies, and interests.

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