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November 2020

November 17, 2020 / 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Webinar: Emotional Safety Planning

Date & time of webinar: Tuesday, November 17th, 2020 @ 10:00 am-11:00 am In this 60 minute webinar, we will discuss: 1. What is emotional safety planning? Why is it important for victim-survivors and advocates? 2. What are the considerations for emotional safety planning? How do we assess emotional needs and support? 3. How do we actually implement emotional safety planning? How can this be helpful especially in preparation for the holiday season? Presenter: Brenisen Wheeler, Education and Outreach Coordinator…

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December 2020

December 2, 2020 / 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Mindful Movement for Survivors Workshop- CANCELED

*** THIS EVENT IS CANCELED. IT WILL BE RESCHEDULED SOON. KEEP AN EYE ON THIS WEBPAGE FOR THE NEW DATE: In the meantime, try out this 50-minute sequence: https://youtu.be/3lUG3PWvEHg

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December 3, 2020 / 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Mindfulness Techniques for Survivors

Date: Thursday, December 3rd, 2020 from 1-2:30pm central US time  Join Brenisen (Women's Advocates' Education and Outreach Coordinator) and Saran (Women's Advocates' Mental Health Therapist) in discussing mindfulness techniques for survivors. We'll discuss: Basics on how trauma impacts the mind and body What is mindfulness? How can it be a helpful tool for survivors? How can survivors integrate mindfulness into their daily lives/emotional safety plan? **ASL interpretation will be provided for this event. Contact Brenisen at bwheeler@wadvocates.org with questions! Register…

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December 7, 2020 / 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Emotional Safety for Children Webinar

Date: Monday, December 7th, 2020 from 10am-11:30am central US time Join Mary Willis (Early Childhood Therapist from the Domestic Abuse Project) to discuss the following in a 90-minute webinar: What does emotional safety mean for children? Why is emotional safety important for children? What are some warning signs that children are emotionally unsafe? How do children communicate emotional safety (without using those words)? How can parents help their children feel emotionally safe? How can parents demonstrate emotional safety? How can…

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December 18, 2020 / 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Journaling and Writing For Survivors Workshop

Date: Friday, December 18th, 2020 from 5-6:30pm central US time  Join Meggie Royer from Violence Free Minnesota and Meg Kelly, a Pre-licensed Mental Health Therapist in learning about journaling and writing as a tool for emotional safety promotion for survivors of domestic violence.  Tentative goals for this 90-minute workshop:  How can victim-survivors of domestic violence utilize journaling and writing as a tool for emotional safety? How can journaling and writing contribute to one's healing journey?  What are practical practices and…

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December 21, 2020 / 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Safety Planning for the Holidays Workshop

Date: Monday, December 21st, 2020 from 1-2:30pm central US time  Join Brenisen (Women's Advocates' Education and Outreach Coordinator) and Mary Beth (Women's Advocates Crisis Resource and Outreach Navigator) in a 90-minute webinar specifically discussing practical safety planning for the holiday season.  In this workshop we will:  Discuss the dimensions of safety and how the holiday season can jeopardize the safety of survivors.  General and specific tips to explore unique safety needs during the holidays  Provide useful tools, worksheets, and handouts,…

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January 2021

January 8 / 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Trauma-Informed Mindful Movement with Embody Yoga

Date of online event: Friday, January 8th, 2021 from 5:00pm-5:45pm CST Location: Zoom *Register via Zoom here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYvfu6hrjwjGdF2dSIDhZ36mZqd2aboN619 Description of the event: Women's Advocates has teamed up with Embody Yoga! We hope to further our sense of community, support, and coping skills. The practice of Yoga is truly meant for everyone, no matter your age, ability, background, etc. Please join Women's Advocates and Lindsey, Founder of Embody Yoga, for this trauma-informed moving, breathing, and grounding 45-minute class. We'll mostly be seated,…

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January 12 / 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

ASL Specific: Trauma-Informed Mindful Movement Event with Embody Yoga

Date of online event: Tuesday, January 12th, 2021 from 5:00pm-6:00pm CST Location: Zoom *Register via Zoom here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwsde2ppj4sG9LmGdRS1VtQE7kFqb92rQ6E Description of the event: Please join Women's Advocates, along with Lindsey, Founder of Embody Yoga in a 60-minute trauma-informed mindful movement event, in partnership with ThinkSelf MN. We hope to further our sense of community and coping skills in this free class offering. You can expect trauma-informed guidance while connecting with our breath and our body. We'll mostly be seated, centering with…

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January 13 / 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Cultural & Spiritual Abuse 101 with StrongHearts Native Helpline

When: Wednesday, January 13th, 2021 from 1-2:30pm CST Where: Via Zoom! Register here now: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_maDFmy2_Rya1usyLMQbV4g In this 90-minute webinar, you will... 1. Learn more about what cultural and spiritual abuse is and the warning signs 2. Learn more about the prevalence of relationship violence within the Native/Indigenous Community and the availability of culturally specific resources 3. Gain insight on how to promote cultural and spiritual safety 4. Be able to participate in a Q&A with the Director of StrongHearts Native…

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January 19 / 4:30 pm - 6:15 pm

Writing Workshop: Reflection & Intentions

Date: Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 from 4:30-6:15pm CST Location: Zoom! Register here now: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcodumrrDguEtLlKMf9GYh8BgpJdHNoNq9d Join Meggie, Prevention and Youth Manager at Violence Free Minnesota, Meg, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate, and Brenisen, Education and Outreach Coordinator at Women's Advocates in a 1.75 hour writing workshop to ring in the new year! This workshop will explore: 1. How reflecting on this previous year could help victim-survivors, advocates, and others learn more about themselves, their experiences, and how they want to…

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