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Wednesday Workshop

Tune in to Season 3 of our Wednesday Workshop Podcast below! Led by our Advocates, each episode shares strategies to heal and move beyond the trauma inflicted by domestic and sexual violence.

While initially geared towards survivors, these sessions share helpful insights for service providers and community members, and all are invited to listen.

 

Upcoming Episodes:

  • April 21: Breaking the Silence and Telling Your Story
  • May 5: Self Worth & Motivation

  • May 19: Stigma of Disclosure: Trauma, Mental Illness, & Support

  • June 2: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault in the LGBTQ+ Community

  • June 16: Identity After Abuse: “Who Am I?”

Podcast Episodes 

Secrecy of Abuse: How Abusers Use Shame

Shame is a painful emotion caused by consciousness of guilt; when used by abuser, shame can exert power and control over a victim of abuse, and also discourage them from speaking out. Join Marissa and Nouchee in this important conversation for Sexual Assault Awareness...

Adult Children & Domestic Violence: What if my Child is the Abuser

As parents and children both get older, it’s inevitable that your relationship dynamics will change. In a healthy familial relationship, there is space to talk about these changes openly, and renegotiate boundaries. When the relationship is not so healthy, these...

Adult Children & Domestic Violence: Telling Your Children About Abuse

It isn’t easy telling others about abuse that we’ve endured; it can bring upon feelings of shame, and we aren’t really sure if our loved ones will be supportive. Telling our adult children can feel even more daunting and exacerbate those feelings. You might not know...

Starting the CONVO on Healthy Teen Relationships

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month; this month and any time of year, it is important to raise awareness about this issue and open up the conversation to help everyone better understand the signs of dating violence and how to prevent it from happening in...

Discovering Self-Love

The most important relationship we have is the one with ourselves, but what is self-love and why is it important? Join Marissa and Nouchee to identify why it can be difficult for survivors to practice self-love, and share strategies on how we all can show ourselves love this time of year.

Healing at the Holidays

The holidays can be a difficult time for survivors, regardless of where they’re at in their healing journey. Join Marissa and Maria for a bonus episode to discuss ways to heal this holiday season, and to provide some helpful tips and share fun stories to feel more empowered this time of year. Happy Holidays, from all of us at The Women’s Center!

Wintertime Self-Care

‘Tis the season for self-care! Join Marissa and Jessi to explore ways we can be extra-gentle to ourselves during this time of year.

Boundaries within a Family Dynamic

Family dynamics are the patterns of interactions that we have with family members. Healthy family dynamics give us a sense of safety within the family unit, and unhealthy or even abusive dynamics may cause harm from a young age into adulthood. Join Marissa and Krystal in understanding family dynamics, and making sustainable choices for yourself that honor your voice in these relationships.

Coping in Communal Living Environments

Coping looks different for everyone, especially when in a living environment that you might not be used to. Join Marissa and Renee in providing some possible tools that can aid in reducing the stress of your living environment, especially within shelters and...

Supporting Survivors Is For Everyone

What is an advocate? How can I use advocacy skills to support survivors? Join Marissa and Jon in a discussion on how we can support the survivors around us, practice self-advocacy, and help break the cycle of violence. Resources Advocacy and Empowerment Wheel The...

History of Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month! Join Marissa and Angela in discussing the history and impact of domestic violence, the history of the awareness month in itself, the ways in which we support survivors here at The Women's Center, and ways to get involved...

Restraining Orders and Safety

You may have heard of a restraining order,  but what is it and how can it help in a survivor's overall safety plan? Marissa and Fio break down the legal jargon of a restraining order, explain what you can expect in the process, and ways to continue safety planning...

Financial Abuse and Empowerment

Financial abuse is extremely common--94 to 99% of domestic violence survivors also report experiencing financial abuse by their partners. What is it, and how can a survivor find financial empowerment following abuse? Join Marissa and Jesikah in exploring the signs of...

Only Yes Means Yes: Demystifying Consent

What is consent, and how do you know if you have it? Join Marissa and Susannah to discuss affirmative consent, healthy relationships, and supporting a friend. Content warning: there is a focus on teen dating violence and sexual assault, including examples of...

Back to School and Supporting Kids through Transitions

Back to school can be a tough time for families, and this year adds new stressors to this transition. Join Marissa and Rachel to discuss ways to best prepare and how to be a supportive adult to the kids in your life as they navigate the upcoming school...

Barriers to Getting Support: Myths and Facts

Domestic violence and sexual assault programs are designed to center survivors of any kind of abuse, with a mission to believe and support survivors. That said, there are many myths associated with reaching out to a program for the first time. Join Marissa to dispel...

Re-engaging with Support Systems

Isolation is a common power and control tactic abusers use to cut off a survivor's access to their support system to make them feel dependent upon an abuser. Rebuilding support systems during or following abusive relationships is a crucial component to healing. Join...

Reclaiming Your Space

Reclaiming your space is a really important concept after leaving an abusive relationship, where we may be struggling to find out who we really are as survivors. While it is incredible to have our own power and control returned to us, it can be really overwhelming,...

Identifying Your Triggers

You've maybe heard of the word "trigger", but what exactly is one in the context of healing? Join us as we explore these trauma responses on a biological level, identify what your own triggers might be, and reflect on the impact they hold on your overall...

Understanding Your Values

Values are the core of us—our worldview, our sense of self, our moral compass. Our values make up who we are and reflect our true nature; so, what are they? Join us as we dive deep, straight to that core.  Resources Personal Values Card Sort Power and Control Chart...

How to Set Boundaries

Boundaries are guidelines, rules, and limits that we set to identify what are reasonable, safe, and permissible ways for others to behave around us, as well as how we respond when someone steps over those limits. Have you felt like your boundaries have been crossed...

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