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Upcoming Free Webinars

Each month we host free live webinars brought to you in part by our funding partners. Click below by topic/title to register for upcoming webinars. And be sure to check back as we add more titles. Scroll down to the bottom of this page for links to recorded webinars. Our program managers will be happy to speak with you about our programs or hosting a personalized web training for you or your staff. Please contact us at 206-634-1903.

To register, click the title of the webinar you wish to attend. You will be re-directed to the registration website.

March 17, 2016

11am-12 pm
Pacific Time



How Teens Are Creating Healthy Relationships

Rev. Lydia Mulkey's recent Healthy Relationships Teen Retreat serves as a case study to discuss topics that are most relevant to teens right now, what challenges teens are facing in their relationships, and what strategies they are using to create healthy relationships in the age of Snapchat.

Rev. Lydia Mulkey is Youth Ministry Director for the Community Church of Sebastopol, UCC and also serves on the Outdoor Ministries Committee for the Northern California Nevada Conference of the United Church of Christ.

March 30, 2016

11am-12pm PT

 

Sponsored by:

United Methodist Women

Intimate Partner Violence: A Focus on Reproductive & Sexual Coercion

Intimate Partner Violence impacts women’s reproductive health in many ways. Pressuring or coercing a woman to become pregnant, or into continuing or ending a pregnancy against her will, is a common but rarely discussed method of power and control.  Behaviors such as sabotaging birth control or refusing to use a condom put a woman at greater risk of pregnancy, as well as sexually transmitted infection, and steal her ability to decide the trajectory of her life and her family. Leigh Hofheimer of WSCADV will explain the complex ways that these reproductive issues impact survivors of abuse.

Presenter: Leigh Hofheimer, Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence

April 6, 2016

11am-12pm PT

Spotlight: A Roundtable Discussion of What Faith Communities Can Learn from the Film

Join us for a roundtable conversation about the movie Spotlight and how it illustrates the issues of institutional and personal responsibility for preventing and responding to child abuse.

Presenters: TBA

May 11, 2016

11am-12pm PT

Faith and Culture: Addressing the Needs of Jewish Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence

More info. to come!

Presenter: Michelle Lifton

May 25, 2016

11am-12pm PT

 

Sponsored by:

United Methodist Women

Black Women, Violence, and the "Abuse to Prison" Pipeline

The rates of incarcerated women has increased 800% over the past three decades; two-thirds are jailed for non-violent offenses. Women in prison overwhelmingly have histories of severe physical abuse by an intimate partner during adulthood, and/or serious physical or sexual abuse as children. Dr. Ellis Davis will address the central role that racism plays in the criminal justice system, well as the intersections of individual violence, community violence, and state violence.

Rev. Dr. Sharon Ellis Davis is a retired Chicago Police Officer, where she worked in patrol, and as a Criminalist in the Crime Laboratory. She is a Board Certified Chaplain as well as an Affiliate Professor at McCormick Theological Seminary.

June 1, 2016

11am-12pm PT

 

Sponsored by:
United Methodist Women

Reproductive Coercion and the Intersection of Intimate Partner Violence and Faith Beliefs

Women’s reproductive health and choices are an ongoing area of cultural and religious dispute. When the abusive use of power and control is extended into an intimate relationship, very often a woman’s ability to make choices about her body, her family, and her future are taken from her by an abuser. Toni Bond Leonard will discuss the complex intersection of reproductive coercion with religion.

Presenter: Toni Bond Leonard, Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice

June 15, 2016

11am-12pm PT

A Survivor's Faith Journey: The Nomadic Spirituality of Home

“Spiritual homelessness” names the internal displacement that many abuse survivors experience. Survivors who turn to their religious traditions for support and healing often come to realize that the dominant metaphors and images of God, the languages of sin, and the explanations of suffering no longer fit. Refusing to accept the ideas that suffering is redemptive or is the will of God may be misunderstood by the faith community as rebellious or resistant. So survivors look elsewhere. They search. Reclaiming profound practices such as pilgrimage, and the metaphors of pilgrimage, offer a way to understand a survivor’s nomadic spiritual journey as a quest for a spiritual home after trauma, and a way to explore how God makes her home within us.

Presenter: Dr. Denise Starkey


Thank you to InFaith Community Foundation for their sponsorship of webinars in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. Many of these webinars are available as recordings. Visit our Recorded Webinar Training page for a complete list.

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