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.
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.
- 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
- 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 -Click to find our next 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 simply email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be in touch!
Community Empowerment Collaborative is funded by the Packard Foundation.