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YWCA MONTEREY COUNTY HAS WORKED TO BUILD A STRONGER COMMUNITY BY ADVOCATING FOR PEACE, JUSTICE, FREEDOM AND DIGNITY FOR ALL, SINCE 1972

YWCA MONTEREY COUNTY continues to respond to the ever-changing needs of our diverse community.

YWCA MONTEREY COUNTY’s response to victims of domestic abuse in the county now includes a greater coordinated community response.

YWCA MONTEREY COUNTY’S aim is to ensure a whole-system approach to service provision built on a foundation of collaboration between partner agencies.

YWCA MONTEREY COUNTY’S vision is to lead the way in effectively connecting referral pathways between agencies and building an improved understanding of the causes, risk factors and scale of domestic abuse in Monterey County.

YWCA MONTEREY COUNTY introduces the Community Empowerment Collaborative; Provides curriculums to support partner-agencies and community learning.

Capacity building provides participants with opportunities to strengthen individual skills and organizations, as well as build the collaborative relationships that are key to achieving a greater impact in the prevention & intervention of Domestic Abuse.

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COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT COLLABORATIVE

In support of partner agencies and community learning

COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT TRAINING FOR PARTNER AGENCIES

  • Privilege and Confidentiality
    Specific to domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse and human trafficking counselors & FJC partners
  • Risk Assessment
    Discusses how family violence professionals should work together to provide immediate, wraparound services to high-risk victims.
  • Safety planning
    Provides tools to help shift from short-term safety to increasing survivor safety by creating opportunities to support long-term wellbeing
  • Victim Advocacy
    Address ways to build trust and rapport, to gain the most information from witnesses and to answer common questions about the system.
  • High-risk response
    To enhance safety by identifying high-risk situations and a create a specialized high-risk response,
  • Trauma-Informed Care
    Empower service providers to realize the impact of trauma & pathways to recovery

YOUTH EDUCATION AND ADVOCACY

  • Safe Dates
    Focuses on teen dating violence and domestic violence prevention for high school youth.
  • Dating Matters
    Prevention education curriculum for middle school youth.

HUMAN TRAFFICKING

  • Intro to Human Trafficking
    How to identify trafficked individuals, and ways in which they can access resources.
  • HT Advocate Training
    Satisfies the training requirement for California Evidence Code 1038.2(b).
  • Word on the Street (Prevention Curriculum)
    6–8-week 1-hour sessions.
    To prevent unknowingly becoming victims of commercial sexual exploitation
  • Ending the Game (Intervention Curriculum) • 10 core lesson plans; 1-hour or 2-hour group class or 1-on-1 session.
    Educates and empowers survivors.
  • CSEC for Parents and Caregivers
    Defines CSEC, identifies warning signs children may be involved in CSEC

DOMESTIC ABUSE

  • Overview of Healthy and Abusive Relationships
    Introduction to the dynamics of healthy and abusive relationships.
  • Legal Advocacy Restraining Order Presentation
    Provides knowledge of domestic violence and civil harassment orders
  • Legal Advocacy Victim of Crimes Immigration Presentation
    Basic knowledge of U/T/VAWA Petitions
  • Advanced Domestic Violence Investigation
    Law enforcement only
  • 40-Hour Domestic Violence Advocate Training
    Completion of this training meets the requirements set by California Evidence Code 1037.1 for designation as a Domestic Violence Counselor.
  • YWCA Monterey County Services Presents the breadth of YWCA MC’s services.

To request a training for your community, click here to fill out a request form! To attend a training or to set up a class for your business or organization, please contact our office by phone 831 422-8602 or email emccleaf@ywcamc.org.

Community Empowerment Collaborative is funded by the Packard Foundation.

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