Fri, 05/03/2013 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Fri, 05/10/2013 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Fri, 05/17/2013 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Fri, 05/31/2013 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Fri, 06/07/2013 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Fri, 06/14/2013 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
127 W 127th Street, Rm 432, New York, NY 10027
Women’s Empowerment course starts May 3, 2012. Please note the following date changes with the seventh class date TBA.
Women’s Empowerment for Survivors and Victims explores how family violence shapes personal and social lives, and teaches techniques for direct service providers and people interested in leading a women’s support group to empower and heal survivors and victims.
Women’s Empowerment (WE) course ideal for people working with women, victims and survivors.
Over seven consecutive Fridays, participants develop their own curricula, cultivate advocacy skills and create a personal self-care plan to manage the stress of working with trauma victims. Generally, traditional women’s support group courses have a one size fits all approach. Participants in CONNECT’s Women’s Empowerment for Survivors and Victims course create individualized curricula as a final project. This truly captures the special needs of the populations they serve, such as the needs of immigrant women, women with children in the child welfare system and women in recovery.
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Materials Fee: $250, sliding scale is available. To register go or for more information contact the Administrative Coordinator at (212) 683-0015 ext.215.
Sharene Roig, MA, Ed.M., full-time trainer and educator for the CONNECT Training Institute (CTI) and CONNECT’s Community Empowerment Program. Sharene is a lead trainer for Understanding Domestic Violence: Essentials & Intersections and facilitator for the Women’s Empowerment and Girls Empowerment courses. Sharene has over fifteen years of experience in working with families that experience violence. Through CONNECT’s Family Violence Prevention Program she trained foster care and preventive services staff, provided technical assistance and DV case consultations. Sharene has facilitated and developed curricula for support groups for victims/ survivors of intimate partner violence for ten years. Sharene also conducts Girls Empowerment workshops to adolescent girls in both High School and Community Based Programs.