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Social Justice Program: Domestic Violence 102: In Her Shoes

YWCA of Greater Portland; 1111 SW 10th Avenue
Event Contact Person: [email protected]

About this event

This event is provided by YWCA

Class Description

Domestic Violence 102: In Her Shoes will review domestic violence (DV) & use the In Her Shoes tool to give attendees a deeper understanding of what survivors face in an abusive relationship. Discussions will focus on dispelling DV myths & refuting the “why doesn’t she just leave” mentality by exploring barriers to leaving. The importance of practicing self-care & recognizing vicarious trauma will also be highlighted.


* Take part in an interactive learning activity called In Her Shoes that gives participants a glimpse at the day-to-day experience of a woman surviving domestic violence. Use this tool to better understand the effects of abuse & abuser tactics.
* Discuss myths & facts of domestic violence and barriers to leaving an abusive relationship.
* Explore options for survivors.
* Learn about vicarious trauma & discuss the importance of self-care.

Presented by Dara Snyder (YWCA of Greater Portland)

*fulfills training required for 40-hour Domestic Violence Advocate Training

We welcome participants with special needs. Please let us know if we need to make any arrangements.

For questions about registration for this workshop, please contact Dara Snyder at [email protected]