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Wednesday Workshop

Our Wednesday Workshop Podcast is led by our Advocates, and 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.

Stay tuned for Season 4, and catch up on our past episodes below!

 

Podcast Episodes 

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...

Self Care & Emotional Safety Planning

As survivors, taking care of ourselves and re-learning what safety is for us is a crucial part of healing.​ Few common threads exist between survivors, but the need to practice self care and emotional safety are two of them. Now more than ever, we can look to add to...

Ways in Which We Cope

What is coping? This might be something that you're familiar with, have heard us talk about on prior podcasts, or have heard in the news recently. This is an especially important conversation to have right now, when coping skills we might have utilized aren't as...

Staying Grounded in Turbulent Times

Grounding is a technique or a skill anyone can use to help keep themselves in the present moment​ when feeling triggered, stressed, anxious or overwhelmed. Especially during a time of heightened emotions during COVID-19 and facing unique challenges, grounding is...

Safety Planning in Relationships

Safety planning is a personalized, practical plan that addresses ways to stay safe whether you're in an abusive relationship, planning to leave that relationship, or after leaving. Join us in learning ways to identify pathways to safety and peace. Resources Safety...

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