Domestic Violence Awareness Month free courses

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month! YWCA is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. We are part of the largest network of domestic and sexual violence services providers in the United States.

Join us this October for a series of webinars and events we’re hosting in connection with Domestic Violence Awareness Month (#DVAM21).

DV 101 Webinar
October 12, 2021, 6:00 PM (Geared toward adult learners.)
Participants will be able to identify the characteristics of healthy, unhealthy, and abusive relationships, understand the myths and facts of domestic violence, and understand how to support someone experiencing domestic violence. Attendees will also learn how to identify red flags and will discuss the cycle of abuse and learn about how power and control relate to violence.

Promotoras Webinar: Impact of DV on Children and Youth (Spanish)
October 19, 2021, 6:00 – 7:00 PM
This webinar will focus on the impact of domestic violence in children and the long-term effects that children may experience.

Week Without Violence Art Show
October 20, 2021, 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Join us as we imagine a community free of gender-based violence though the artwork of local artists with live art work, music, raffle prizes and community resources. Attendees will also have the opportunity to be a part of creating a community art piece. This event is free and open to all ages. Masks are required during this event. San Jose Women’s Club: 75 South 11th St., San Jose, CA 95112

Go Purple Day
October 21, 2021
Purple Thursday is a national day of action each October. It’s an opportunity to raise awareness about domestic violence and an easy way to show your commitment to promoting healthy relationships.
Take a selfie and tag @YourYwca.

Supporting Survivors of Domestic Violence Webinar
October 26, 2001, 6:00 – 7:00 PM
During this webinar we will discuss different strategies for supporting survivors of domestic violence including what to do if a friend discloses abuse, safety planning, safe bystander intervention, and accessing community resources.

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