Mission Moment – Community Training & Education

Oct 3, 2023 Comments Off on Mission Moment – Community Training & Education

About Community Engagement At YWCA Spokane, we may be best known for providing crisis support to survivors of intimate partner domestic violence (IPDV). While these types of services are a percentage of what we do, we offer the community much more. A key aspect of our community outreach is training…


Strangulation Training Event

Sep 10, 2019 Comments Off on Strangulation Training Event

Training Event Victims of domestic violence are being physically and psychologically tortured with asphyxiation assaults every day in our community and it is being missed by first responders, medical professionals, and other members of the criminal justice system. This powerful and lethal form of abuse is compelling reinforcement to the…


YWCA Spokane Hosts Danger Assessment Training

Jun 1, 2019 Comments Off on YWCA Spokane Hosts Danger Assessment Training

Content advisory: This blog post discusses domestic violence homicide, including statistics and risk factors, in detail. If you find yourself distressed or triggered by this topic, you may wish to skip this or have a support plan ready for yourself. Our 24-hour helpline is always available if you have questions…


YWCA Spokane Hosts Address Confidentiality Program Training

May 21, 2019 Comments Off on YWCA Spokane Hosts Address Confidentiality Program Training

On May 17, YWCA Spokane hosted an Address Confidentiality Program Training to teach our advocates about the program and how to become certified to help survivors be safe in their homes. What is Address Confidentiality Program? The Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) is part of a safety plan that gives survivors…


Reproductive Justice Training

Jul 31, 2018 Comments Off on Reproductive Justice Training

Thank you to Leigh Hofheimer from Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WSCADV) for training our staff on reproductive justice!   Our training focused on educating the staff on reproductive and sexual coercion in domestic violence, and focused on access to Plan B, birth control, and reproductive rights. Leigh taught…


Types Of Domestic Violence Abuse

Oct 17, 2017 Comments Off on Types Of Domestic Violence Abuse

What are some types of abuse that can happen in domestic violence relationships? While each case is unique, abusers use a range of abusive behavior to control their patterns including physical, emotional, psychological, sexual, financial, and spiritual abuse. Often, it is difficult to identify various forms of abuse, particularly when…


YWCA Making Community Connections

Aug 1, 2017 Comments Off on YWCA Making Community Connections

YWCA In THE COMMUNITY YWCA Spokane realizes the benefit of collaboration with local partners in order to better serve women, children, and families in Spokane who are impacted by domestic violence, homelessness, and unemployment. That is why we have been hard at work to develop and nurture partnerships with local agencies…