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Anti-Oppression Train the Trainer Workshop

July 15th - 16th, 2015
9:00am - 5:00pm
YWCA of Greater Portland
1111 SW 10th Avenue (map and directions)
Portland, Oregon 97205
Parking: There is a SmartPark at 730 SW 10th Avenue (map and directions), three blocks down from the training location. The cost per day is $14.


PRESS RELEASE: Survivor confidentiality and advocate privilege passed into law

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Governor Kate Brown signed HB 3476 into law on Wednesday, June 10th, to create confidential services for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence so that their information and stories are kept private and confidential when shared with an advocate, unless they choose to disclose that information.

Download press release

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month!

Visit our SAAM page to download campaign materials and view events happening throughout Oregon!

Upcoming Webinars for Mental Health Professionals

The Coalition is hosting three webinars for mental health professionals with clients experiencing or perpetrating domestic violence. Presented by Chris Huffine of Allies in Change, the webinars will address the dynamics of domestic violence, screening, response procedures, and other related topics like suicidal ideation and the differences between anger management and abuse intervention.

Understanding Domestic Violence: Beyond Physical Abuse
April 9, 10-11:30AM, PST

Screening for Domestic Violence by Mental Health Professionals
April 23, 10-11:30AM, PST

Intervening in Domestic Violence for Mental Health Professionals
May 14, 10-11:30AM, PST

Attendance is free of charge. Contact Chloe Massarello, Research and Publications Program Coordinator with any questions.

Toolkit and Webinar for Mental Health Professionals

We are pleased to offer continuing education credit through the Oregon chapter of the National Association of Social Workers for our webinar, Safety and Ethical Considerations for Mental Health Providers Responding to Domestic Violence. The accompanying toolkit provides basic information about domestic violence for mental health professionals, including types of abuse, indicators, screening and risk assessment, safety planning, and connecting with community programs.

Webinar recording

Download toolkit

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