Prevention

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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Recap | February Pathways Forward: Prevention Efforts

Feb 10, 2023 Comments Off on Recap | February Pathways Forward: Prevention Efforts

LOCAL EXPERTS JOIN YWCA SPOKANE TO DISCUSS PREVENTION EFFORTS FOR YOUTH During Teen Domestic Violence Awareness Month, YWCA Spokane was joined by Citlalli Briseño, Program Supervisor for Mujeres in Action, and Kami LaMoreaux, Violence Prevention Coordinator for Spokane Regional Domestic Violence Coalition, to speak about their work with young people.…

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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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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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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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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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How to Help a Friend

May 1, 2020 Comments Off on How to Help a Friend

Prevention at Home Video Education Series 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 eleven-part video series presents engaging, educational content for individuals from any background or current…

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Self Regulation

May 1, 2020 Comments Off on Self Regulation

Prevention at Home Video Education Series 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 eleven-part video series presents engaging, educational content for individuals from any background or current…

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Self Care

May 1, 2020 Comments Off on Self Care

Prevention at Home Video Education Series 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…

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Safety Planning In An Abusive Relationship

May 1, 2020 Comments Off on Safety Planning In An Abusive Relationship

Prevention at Home Video Education Series 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 (IPDV). The 11-part video series presents engaging, educational content for individuals from any background or…

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Trauma And The Brain

May 1, 2020 Comments Off on Trauma And The Brain

Prevention at Home Video Education Series 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 eleven-part video series presents engaging, educational content for individuals from any background or current…

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Why Do They Stay?

May 1, 2020 Comments Off on Why Do They Stay?

Prevention at Home Video Education Series 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 eleven-part video series presents engaging, educational content for individuals from any background or current…

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Teen Dating Violence

May 1, 2020 Comments Off on Teen Dating Violence

Prevention at Home Video Education Series 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 eleven-part video series presents engaging, educational content for individuals from any background or current…

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Respect, Boundaries, and Consent

May 1, 2020 Comments Off on Respect, Boundaries, and Consent

Prevention at Home Video Education Series 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 eleven-part video series presents engaging, educational content for individuals from any background or current…

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Red Flags and the Relationship Spectrum

May 1, 2020 Comments Off on Red Flags and the Relationship Spectrum

Prevention at Home Video Education Series 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 eleven-part video series presents engaging, educational content for individuals from any background or current…

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What is Intimate Partner Domestic Violence?

May 1, 2020 Comments Off on What is Intimate Partner Domestic Violence?

Prevention at Home Video Education Series 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 eleven-part video series presents engaging, educational content for individuals from any background or current…

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