Dating After Trauma Webinar Series
Jan
22
to Mar 12

Dating After Trauma Webinar Series

This free 8-session webinar is designed to help people prepare for dating again or improve their dating experience after interpersonal trauma. Each weekly session is 30 minutes, followed by a 10-minute Q&A.

Spanish and ASL interpretation will be available for each session. 
Habrá interpretación de español y ASL disponible para cada sesión.

To join our webinar series, Dating after Trauma, please submit the zoom registration form below.

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Working towards a violence free future:  Approach and strategies to prevent teen dating violence
Feb
22
3:30 PM15:30

Working towards a violence free future: Approach and strategies to prevent teen dating violence

Free training for professionals that engage with youth who are at risk or have been exposed to dating violence. Learn about teen dating violence in underserved communities, how to utilize trauma informed strategies within your agencies, and identity resources to prevent and respond to teen dating violence. 

Who 

Tony Serpas, POV Community Organizing Coordinator
and Sky Ross, POV Trauma Therapist 

When

Tuesday, February 22 @ 3:30pm-5:00pm

Where

Virtual via Zoom. Register in advance at the link below.
You will receive the confirmation in email with the information of the training.
bit.ly/pov-prevent

Contact karen@peaceoverviolence.org with questions!

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Violencia en las Parejas Adolescentes: Lo Que Los Padres Necesitan Saber
Feb
18
11:00 AM11:00

Violencia en las Parejas Adolescentes: Lo Que Los Padres Necesitan Saber

Taller virtual gratuito para padres y familia. Febrero es el mes que trae conciencia a la violencia en las parejas adolescentes. Hablaremos sobre la violencia entre parejas adolescentes, como apoyar a un joven, y otros temas.

Quien  

Rene Martinez, Cordinador De Padres
y experto en la prevención de violencia
de parejas adolescentes  

Cuándo

Viernes 18 de febrero de 11pm -12:30pm

Donde

Virtualmente en vivo por Zoom

Registrarse

Registrese en avance en el link debajo. Recibira la confirmacion en correo electronico con la informacion de el taller.

¡Comuníquese con karen@peaceoverviolence.org si tiene preguntas!

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Here to Stay: Virtual Immigration DACA Clinic | Aquí para Quedarse: Clínica Virtual de DACA
Dec
16
12:30 PM12:30

Here to Stay: Virtual Immigration DACA Clinic | Aquí para Quedarse: Clínica Virtual de DACA

Free DACA application workshop where our staff and volunteers help verify eligibility for DACA, complete and file DACA renewal applications.

Taller gratuito de DACA donde nuestro personal y voluntarios ayudan a verificar la elegibilidad para DACA, completar y presentar formularios de renovación de DACA.

Register through the Zoom form below or contact Samantha at samantha@peaceoverviolence.org or 626.584.6191. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Regístrese a través del formulario Zoom a continuación o comuníquese con Samantha, samantha@peaceoverviolence.org o 626.584.6191. Después de registrarse, recibirá un correo electrónico de confirmación con información sobre cómo unirse al taller.

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Here to Stay: Virtual Immigration Naturalization Clinic | Aquí para Quedarse: Clínica Virtual de Naturalización
Dec
14
12:00 PM12:00

Here to Stay: Virtual Immigration Naturalization Clinic | Aquí para Quedarse: Clínica Virtual de Naturalización

Free citizenship application workshops where our staff and volunteers help verify eligibility for citizenship, complete and file citizenship applications, and prepare fee waiver requests if clients cannot afford the filing fee. 

Talleres gratuitos donde nuestro personal y voluntarios ayudan a verificar la elegibilidad para la ciudadanía, completar y presentar formularios de ciudadanía y preparar solicitudes de exención de tarifas si los clientes no pueden pagar la tarifa de presentación. 


Register through the Zoom form below or contact Samantha at samantha@peaceoverviolence.org or 626.584.6191. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Regístrese a través del formulario Zoom a continuación o comuníquese con Samantha, samantha@peaceoverviolence.org o 626.584.6191. Después de registrarse, recibirá un correo electrónico de confirmación con información sobre cómo unirse al taller.

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Women’s Empowerment  Self Defense
Oct
29
to Nov 5

Women’s Empowerment Self Defense

Back in person!

Peace Over Violence has several upcoming free public self defense classes. Each class will include learning how to set boundaries, preventative measures, and easy to learn self defense techniques.

Classes are open to individuals 13+. To participate you must show proof of being fully vaccinated and must wear a mask during class. POV will follow all CDC safety measures.


WHEN

Three available dates:
Friday, October 29th: 10am to 12pm
Saturday, October 30th: 10am to 12pm
Friday, November 5th in SPANISH: 10am to 12pm

WHERE

POV Metro Headquarters
1541 Wilshire Blvd., 3rd Fl, Los Angeles, CA 90017

RSVP

Full Name
Date of Birth
This is an event for ages 13+
Phone
What training would you like to attend?
Please select from options beloww
Proof of Vaccination Against Covid-19
By checking this box I agree to and will be ready to show proof of vaccination at the time of the event
Please list any accommodations you might need

Questions, please email: natalie@peaceoverviolence.org


This is a trauma informed course.

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Here to Stay: Virtual Immigration Screening Clinic
Sep
17
12:00 PM12:00

Here to Stay: Virtual Immigration Screening Clinic

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Receive a free consultation to determine if you are eligible for any immigration relief and legal representation. RSVP preferred, but not required. Please arrive on time and make sure to bring all documents related to your immigration case and criminal record, if applicable.


Join us on Zoom  •  Meeting ID: 834 1284 6297  •  Passcode: 341365

Topic: Here to Stay Immigration Screening Clinic
Time: Sep 17, 2021 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Group for Male-Identified Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
Jul
16
4:00 PM16:00

Group for Male-Identified Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

Over 30% of women and nearly 20% of men have been victims of sexual abuse in childhood or adolescence.

People who have experienced sexual abuse as children face many challenges, especially in their relational lives. This type of abuse is associated with long-term symptoms of depression, anxiety, dissociation, eating disorders, somatic and sexual problems, shame, and guilt. These symptoms tend to accumulate stress and be triggered by it, prompting emotional reactions difficult to control.

This group is a psychoeducational experience where support is also part of it. The curricula have been designed to lead group members through the four stages of trauma recovery.

When: Fridays 4:00–5:30pm
Duration: 12 weeks
Starts: July 16, 2021
Facilitator: Federico Carmona (APCC) – Trauma Therapist

Register by sending an email to: federico@peaceoverviolence.org


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Group for Female-Identified Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
Jul
13
10:00 AM10:00

Group for Female-Identified Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

Over 30% of women and nearly 20% of men have been victims of sexual abuse in childhood or adolescence.

People who have experienced sexual abuse as children face many challenges, especially in their relational lives. This type of abuse is associated with long-term symptoms of depression, anxiety, dissociation, eating disorders, somatic and sexual problems, shame, and guilt. These symptoms tend to accumulate stress and be triggered by it, prompting emotional reactions difficult to control.

This group is a psychoeducational experience where support is also part of it. The curricula have been designed to lead group members through the four stages of trauma recovery.

When: Tuesdays 10:00–11:30am
Duration: 12 weeks
Starts: July 13, 2021

Facilitators:
Jules Johnstone (AMFT), Trauma Therapist
Federico Carmona (APCC), Trauma Therapist

Register by sending an email to: jules@peaceoverviolence.org


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Youth Institute 2021
Jun
28
11:00 AM11:00

Youth Institute 2021

Youth Leadership Institute

Whatever it is, the way you tell your story online can make all the difference.

The Youth Over Violence (YOV) Leadership Institute is a program of Peace Over Violence (POV). The five-week program is aimed at empowering youth between the ages of 14-19 by educating them on healthy relationships, promoting awareness of teen dating violence, and enhancing community organizing skills.

We are looking for youth who are committed to building and making powerful social change through awareness, advocacy, and policy change. After the summer, students will go back to school as leaders of campus-based violence prevention clubs, and become mentors to other students, identifying and cultivating the next generation of leaders. The Institute utilizes a combination of educational sessions, trauma-informed activities, and internship projects. 

WHEN: June 28th-July 29th. Graduation ceremony is August 6th.

MEETINGS: We meet Tuesday-Thursday. Meetings will be a mixture of prevention education and self-care activities. 

Applications are due June 1st. Apply today!

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Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
Jun
18
2:00 PM14:00

Domestic Violence Restraining Orders

The Legal Advocacy Project is hosting a free family law clinic about Domestic Violence Restraining Orders.

What can we do for you?

  • Provide links to forms and answer your questions

  • Provide legal information about restraining orders

  • Explain the court process

This clinic is limited to information on domestic violence restraining orders. Representation is not guaranteed. Spaces are limited - please RSVP by June 16, 2021.

For more information, contact Jocelyn at 213-955-9090 x 1193 or jocelyn@peaceoverviolence.org.

Register today!

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Workshop: California Victim Compensation Program
Jun
17
1:00 PM13:00

Workshop: California Victim Compensation Program

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The Legal Advocacy Project is hosting a free virtual workshop about the California Victim Compensation Program.

This reimbursement program is designed to assist victims in paying bills and expenses that result from certain violent crimes, including domestic violence. The workshop will review eligibility requirements and provide support from the Legal Advocacy team to fill out applications and answer questions.

This workshop is free and open to the public. All are welcome.

Spanish translation available upon request. Please contact lapinfo@peaceoverviolence.org for more information.

 

Register today.

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Virtual DACA Clinic
Jun
11
10:30 AM10:30

Virtual DACA Clinic

The Legal Advocacy Project is hosting a free clinic for community members who would like to apply for their initial DACA application or apply for a DACA renewal.

To find out if you are eligible, contact us at lapinfo@peaceoverviolence.org or 626-584-6191 ext. 1193

Services are provided in both English and Spanish.

Registration deadline is Wednesday, June 9th 2021

Register today!

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Interest
 

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Webinar: Spotlight on AAPI Mental Wellness within Today's Sociopolitical Context
May
27
1:00 PM13:00

Webinar: Spotlight on AAPI Mental Wellness within Today's Sociopolitical Context

Thursday 5/27 1-2pm PST
By Carmela Capinpin, POV Trauma Therapist

This webinar aims to provide context and add nuance to the histories and contemporary lived experiences of Asian American communities. We will explore topics related to intergenerational and community violence, and their connection to mental wellness and challenges.

This event will be held live via zoom with a Q&A session following the presentation. It will also be recorded for access after airing. Registrations are required and free.

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Peace Over Violence: Movements Matter
May
3
12:00 PM12:00

Peace Over Violence: Movements Matter

Guest Patti Giggans and host Elaine Miller-Karas, LCSW, share their insights on this episode of “Resiliency Within: Building Resiliency in Unprecedented Times.”

From civil rights, to violence against women, to disability and LGBTQ rights, to the current Black Lives Matter and MeToo, movements shape what is important and impact policy and culture. Patti Giggans is the Executive Director/CEO at Peace over Violence and has been an advocate, author and movement leader. Peace Over Violence came into existence out of the feminist violence against women movement in the late sixties/early seventies. This year POV celebrates its 50th year. POV operates the longest running sexual and domestic violence hotline in the country and are the originators of Denim Day–a sexual violence prevention campaign now in its 22nd year.

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Denim Day Virtual Survivor Rally
Apr
28
2:00 PM14:00

Denim Day Virtual Survivor Rally

We Protect Each Other

2nd Annual Denim Day Virtual Survivor Rally

Presented by
Peace Over Violence & Denim Day NYC

Hosted by
Maya Jupiter & Aloe Blacc

It’s been a year since COVID-19 transformed our lives in nearly every way, everywhere, as entire cities and countries issued shelter-in-place orders restricting our social interactions to contain the spread of the virus. When doors closed and isolation began, reports of violence against women, femmes, girls, and those who exist outside of the binary, particularly intimate partner violence, began to rise.

Join us on Wednesday, April 28th at 2pm PT/5pm ET for our 2nd Annual Virtual Survivor Rally. Stand in solidarity with survivors and one another to shine a light on the need for funding, essential services, prevention and research to transform our responses and interventions to sexual violence by listening to testimonies from survivors.

Tune in on the POV Youtube Channel:
https://youtu.be/-yywnB_BNgA

 

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Caltech Empowerment Self Defense
Apr
23
4:00 PM16:00

Caltech Empowerment Self Defense

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Let's get empowered and attend a virtual self-defense class with Peace Over Violence. Join us on Friday, April 23rd. Peace Over Violence’s Empowerment Self-Defense courses provide psychological awareness and verbal skills, not just physical training.

Caltech students please RSVP for Zoom link!
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6YD8WTN

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Listening to Youth: Young People in the Fight to End Sexual Violence
Apr
21
6:00 PM18:00

Listening to Youth: Young People in the Fight to End Sexual Violence

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Young people are valued members of our society that are often overlooked or not considered when discussing violence prevention. According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 1 in 9 female and 1 in 36 male high school students report experiencing sexual assault within the last year. We know that numbers only tell a small piece of the full story, so we must center young voices and engage together to build safe, healthy, equitable and loving communities.

The examples we set for young people shape the way they think about gender, respect and human rights. This panel will be a conversation between local elected officials, Los Angeles' Executive Task Force on Youth Development and youth leaders from Los Angeles. They will discuss the steps taken to create the city’s first youth development department and the role violence prevention efforts must play in the future of our city. Join us!

Denim Day envisions a world in which all youth can pursue their human right to lives free from violence and harassment. Girls, boys, trans youth, and those who exist outside of the binary all deserve liberation and to live in a world without violence.

Violence is preventable.
If we can learn it, we can unlearn it.
Violence is not healthy for people and other living things.
If we can see it, we can stop it.
Silence is violence.
If we can talk about it, we can change it.

POV YOUTUBE CHANNEL LINK:
https://youtu.be/tt3fK0O5Qig

POV YOUTUBE CHANNEL BITLY:
bit.ly/heartheyouth



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Bicoastal Denim Day Virtual Panel Discussion
Apr
14
3:00 PM15:00

Bicoastal Denim Day Virtual Panel Discussion

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Reimagining Healing & Justice

April 14 at 3:00PM PT/6:00PM ET
POV’s YouTube Channel
ASL Interpreted

Panelists

Ericka Dixon, NYC Anti-Violence Project
Patti Giggans, Peace Over Violence
Heima Sritharan, Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center
Tinisch Hollins, Californians for Safety and Justice

 

Moderator

Sanjana Nidugondi, NYC Anti-Violence Project

Communities at large are dedicating time and resources to explore and build alternatives to police and prisons, evolving what we define as justice and centering the experience of marginalized communities impacted by state sponsored violence.

This conversation aims to discuss divestment - pulling resources away from policing and prisons - and also investment - redirecting the majority of the massive police, prison, and military budgets at every level of domestic and sexual violence intervention and prevention programs to proven and transformative alternatives that increase safety and healing. This includes accessible comprehensive physical and mental healthcare, sexual abuse and sexual violence education and prevention, housing programs that help people stay in their homes and acquire safe housing, drug and alcohol programs that support the wellness of individuals instead of criminalizing behavior, economic systems that protect and prioritize survivors, and reproductive care for people across the spectrum of their lives and their choices about building families, just to name a few. 


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Bicoastal Denim Day Youth Dialogue
Apr
7
3:00 PM15:00

Bicoastal Denim Day Youth Dialogue

Centering Young People in the Fight to End Sexual Violence

IG Live @peaceovrviolnce and @denimdaynyc
April 7, 2021 - 3:00pm PT/6:00 pm EST

Young people are valued members of our society that are often overlooked or not considered when discussing the fight against rape culture. According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 1 in 9 female and 1 in 36 male high school students report experiencing sexual assault within the last year. We know that numbers only tell a small piece of the full story, so we must center young voices and engage together. 

The examples we set for young people shape the way they think about gender, respect and human rights. This Instagram LIVE will be an organic bicoastal conversation between four youth from New York City and Los Angeles. They will chat about consent, bodily autonomy, relationships and accountability. We invite you to join us to listen to what they have to say about their experiences. 

Denim Day envisions a world in which all youth can pursue their human right to lives free from violence and harassment. Girls, boys, trans youth, and those who exist outside of the binary all deserve liberation and to live in a world without violence.

Violence is preventable.
If we can learn it, we can unlearn it.
Violence is not healthy for people and other living things.
If we can see it, we can stop it.
Silence is violence.
If we can talk about it, we can change it.


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Group for Male-Identified Survivors of Child  Sexual Abuse
Feb
26
4:00 PM16:00

Group for Male-Identified Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

People who have experienced sexual abuse as children face many challenges, especially in their relational lives. 

Over 30% of women and nearly 20% of men have been victims of sexual abuse in childhood or adolescence. This type of abuse is associated with long-term symptoms of depression, anxiety, dissociation, eating disorders, somatic and sexual problems, shame, and guilt. These symptoms tend to accumulate stress and be triggered by it, prompting emotional reactions difficult to control.

This group is a psychoeducational experience where support is also part of it. The curricula have been designed to lead group members through the four stages of trauma recovery.

When: Fridays 4:00-5:30pm beginning February 26, 2021
Duration: 12 weeks
Facilitators: Federico Carmona – Associate Professional Clinical Counselor and Broderick Brown, Clinical Intern

This group is conducted remotely via Zoom. To register, email broderick@peaceoverviolence.org.

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Teen Empowerment Dance Class
Feb
25
4:00 PM16:00

Teen Empowerment Dance Class

Introducing a 4-week Teen Empowerment Dance Class

Come build awareness for Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month while practicing self-care.


Teen Dance Empowerment Program
Dance, relax, meditate, and connect with your self and community! Critical Mass Dance Company's Teen Dance Empowerment Program serves youth, ages 16-25 years old. This program utilizes our trauma-informed healing movement practice called Dance From the Heart to build self-confidence, reduce stress, and anxiety. Teens who have participated in our empowerment programs walk out of our virtual classes blissed out, deeply relaxed, and with a newfound love for self. No dance or meditation experience is necessary!

Week 4: self-empowerment
February 25, 2021 from 4pm-5:30pm

Meet Patille Violeta of the Teaching Artist/Teen Empowerment Program

Patille discovered the healing power of dance when she joined Critical Mass Dance Company in 2016. She is one of CMDC's Teaching Artists and the Teen Empowerment Program Facilitator. Patille has been teaching Dance From the Heart classes to youth and women at CMDC since 2017. Through CMDC's Teen Empowerment Program, she has taught Dance From the Heart classes at nonprofits and schools across Los Angeles, including MOSTe Girls, South Central Sisters, Peace Over Violence, Kid City Hope Place, A Place Called Home, Abode Communities, Alexandria House and more. She is passionate about creating brave and safe spaces for youth to ground, explore their identity, and discover their passions. Patille brings ten years of Youth Wellness Advocacy to her work. She is a trauma-informed Yoga teacher, Reiki Master Practitioner,  Meditation Teacher, and Painter.  Patille's mission is to support the community with tools that promote wellbeing, emotional resilience, inner peace, and positive self-esteem. 

 
 
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Teen Empowerment Dance Class
Feb
18
4:00 PM16:00

Teen Empowerment Dance Class

Introducing a 4-week Teen Empowerment Dance Class

Come build awareness for Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month while practicing self-care.


Teen Dance Empowerment Program
Dance, relax, meditate, and connect with your self and community! Critical Mass Dance Company's Teen Dance Empowerment Program serves youth, ages 16-25 years old. This program utilizes our trauma-informed healing movement practice called Dance From the Heart to build self-confidence, reduce stress, and anxiety. Teens who have participated in our empowerment programs walk out of our virtual classes blissed out, deeply relaxed, and with a newfound love for self. No dance or meditation experience is necessary!

Week 3: Self-relaxation
February 18, 2021 from 4pm-5:30pm

Week 4: self-empowerment
February 25, 2021 from 4pm-5:30pm

Meet Patille Violeta of the Teaching Artist/Teen Empowerment Program

Patille discovered the healing power of dance when she joined Critical Mass Dance Company in 2016. She is one of CMDC's Teaching Artists and the Teen Empowerment Program Facilitator. Patille has been teaching Dance From the Heart classes to youth and women at CMDC since 2017. Through CMDC's Teen Empowerment Program, she has taught Dance From the Heart classes at nonprofits and schools across Los Angeles, including MOSTe Girls, South Central Sisters, Peace Over Violence, Kid City Hope Place, A Place Called Home, Abode Communities, Alexandria House and more. She is passionate about creating brave and safe spaces for youth to ground, explore their identity, and discover their passions. Patille brings ten years of Youth Wellness Advocacy to her work. She is a trauma-informed Yoga teacher, Reiki Master Practitioner,  Meditation Teacher, and Painter.  Patille's mission is to support the community with tools that promote wellbeing, emotional resilience, inner peace, and positive self-esteem. 

 
 
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Group for  Female-Identified Survivors of Child  Sexual Abuse
Feb
16
10:00 AM10:00

Group for Female-Identified Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

People who have experienced sexual abuse as children face many challenges, especially in their relational lives. 

Over 30% of women and nearly 20% of men have been victims of sexual abuse in childhood or adolescence. This type of abuse is associated with long-term symptoms of depression, anxiety, dissociation, eating disorders, somatic and sexual problems, shame, and guilt. These symptoms tend to accumulate stress and be triggered by it, prompting emotional reactions difficult to control.

This group is a psychoeducational experience where support is also part of it. The curricula have been designed to lead group members through the four stages of trauma recovery.

When: Tuesdays 10–11:30am beginning February 16, 2021
Duration: 12 weeks
Facilitators: Jules Johnstone – Associate Marriage & Family Therapist and Federico Carmona – Associate Professional Clinical Counselor

This group is conducted remotely via Zoom. To register, email jules@peaceoverviolence.org.

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Teen Empowerment Dance Class
Feb
11
4:00 PM16:00

Teen Empowerment Dance Class

Introducing a 4-week Teen Empowerment Dance Class

Come build awareness for Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month while practicing self-care.


Teen Dance Empowerment Program
Dance, relax, meditate, and connect with your self and community! Critical Mass Dance Company's Teen Dance Empowerment Program serves youth, ages 16-25 years old. This program utilizes our trauma-informed healing movement practice called Dance From the Heart to build self-confidence, reduce stress, and anxiety. Teens who have participated in our empowerment programs walk out of our virtual classes blissed out, deeply relaxed, and with a newfound love for self. No dance or meditation experience is necessary!

Week 2: Self-love
February 11, 2021 from 4pm-5:30pm

 Week 3: Self-relaxation
February 18, 2021 from 4pm-5:30pm

Week 4: self-empowerment
February 25, 2021 from 4pm-5:30pm

Meet Patille Violeta of the Teaching Artist/Teen Empowerment Program

Patille discovered the healing power of dance when she joined Critical Mass Dance Company in 2016. She is one of CMDC's Teaching Artists and the Teen Empowerment Program Facilitator. Patille has been teaching Dance From the Heart classes to youth and women at CMDC since 2017. Through CMDC's Teen Empowerment Program, she has taught Dance From the Heart classes at nonprofits and schools across Los Angeles, including MOSTe Girls, South Central Sisters, Peace Over Violence, Kid City Hope Place, A Place Called Home, Abode Communities, Alexandria House and more. She is passionate about creating brave and safe spaces for youth to ground, explore their identity, and discover their passions. Patille brings ten years of Youth Wellness Advocacy to her work. She is a trauma-informed Yoga teacher, Reiki Master Practitioner,  Meditation Teacher, and Painter.  Patille's mission is to support the community with tools that promote wellbeing, emotional resilience, inner peace, and positive self-esteem. 

 
 
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Teen Empowerment Dance Class
Feb
4
4:00 PM16:00

Teen Empowerment Dance Class

Introducing a 4-week Teen Empowerment Dance Class

Come build awareness for Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month while practicing self-care.


Teen Dance Empowerment Program
Dance, relax, meditate, and connect with your self and community! Critical Mass Dance Company's Teen Dance Empowerment Program serves youth, ages 16-25 years old. This program utilizes our trauma-informed healing movement practice called Dance From the Heart to build self-confidence, reduce stress, and anxiety. Teens who have participated in our empowerment programs walk out of our virtual classes blissed out, deeply relaxed, and with a newfound love for self. No dance or meditation experience is necessary!

Week 1: Self-care
February 4, 2021 from 4pm-5:30pm

Week 2: Self-love
February 11, 2021 from 4pm-5:30pm

 Week 3: Self-relaxation
February 18, 2021 from 4pm-5:30pm

Week 4: self-empowerment
February 25, 2021 from 4pm-5:30pm

Meet Patille Violeta of the Teaching Artist/Teen Empowerment Program

Patille discovered the healing power of dance when she joined Critical Mass Dance Company in 2016. She is one of CMDC's Teaching Artists and the Teen Empowerment Program Facilitator. Patille has been teaching Dance From the Heart classes to youth and women at CMDC since 2017. Through CMDC's Teen Empowerment Program, she has taught Dance From the Heart classes at nonprofits and schools across Los Angeles, including MOSTe Girls, South Central Sisters, Peace Over Violence, Kid City Hope Place, A Place Called Home, Abode Communities, Alexandria House and more. She is passionate about creating brave and safe spaces for youth to ground, explore their identity, and discover their passions. Patille brings ten years of Youth Wellness Advocacy to her work. She is a trauma-informed Yoga teacher, Reiki Master Practitioner,  Meditation Teacher, and Painter.  Patille's mission is to support the community with tools that promote wellbeing, emotional resilience, inner peace, and positive self-esteem. 

 
 
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Good News! from Youth Over Violence
Jan
26
to Jan 28

Good News! from Youth Over Violence

Hey y’all Good News is here! 

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The Prevention team would like to invite you to participate in a six-week series of violence prevention activities. You want to get involved and learn more about becoming a social activist? We are living through tough times but WE GOT YOU! Come and join us to our journey to social change while taking care of yourself by doing self-care fun activities. Good News is FREE and open to youth 14-19.

Tuesday January 26: What is Capitalist Realism? Building a Future For All


Wednesday January 27: Drop-in Day with Karen from 1:30-5:30


Thursday January 28: Self Care and Healing Arts

 
 
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Counselor Advocate Training
Jan
20
6:30 PM18:30

Counselor Advocate Training

Peace Over Violence encourages caring and compassionate individuals to become trauma-informed Counselor Advocates working directly with survivors of sexual and domestic violence. 

January 20-March 13, 2021
Wednesdays from 6:30-9:30pm and Fridays 9:00am-5:00pm

Contact
Jennifer Watanasutisas, POV’s Community Engagement & Training Coordinator
jennifer@peaceoverviolence.org

Requirements

  • Commitment to one full year of service

  • 18 years of age or older

  • Reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and insurance

  • Must live in LA County. Prefer community members from Metro LA or West San Gabriel Valley

Benefits

  • Become a trauma informed Counselor Advocate

  • Provide direct services to survivors via our 24-hour hotline or respond in person

  • Help strengthen community partner relationships

  • Enhanced knowledge of sexual assault, domestic violence, child sexual abuse, intimate partner stalking, and other topics relating to violence

  • Become a representative of a nationally recognized organization

  • Give back to communities impacted by violence

Counselor Advocate Training 2021 will take place via Zoom. To apply, contact Training Coordinator Jennifer Watanasutisas. The deadline to apply is November 6th. No previous experience is required. Please note all counselor advocates will be subject to an LAPD or POV criminal background check. Upon completion of the training, you will be part of POV’s Emergency Response Team, volunteering for either the 24-Hour Hotline and Emergency Response Team or the Domestic Abuse Response Team. 

Due to the monolingual populations we serve, bilingual candidates fluent in Spanish and/or American Sign Language are encouraged to apply.

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Good News! from Youth Over Violence
Jan
19
to Jan 21

Good News! from Youth Over Violence

Hey y’all Good News is here! 

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The Prevention team would like to invite you to participate in a six-week series of violence prevention activities. You want to get involved and learn more about becoming a social activist? We are living through tough times but WE GOT YOU! Come and join us to our journey to social change while taking care of yourself by doing self-care fun activities. Good News is FREE and open to youth 14-19.

Tuesday January 19: You see me? Yes, I see you: Privilege and Intersectionality


Wednesday January 20: Drop-in Day with Karen from 1:30-5:30


Thursday January 21: Self Care and Healing Arts

 
 
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Good News! from Youth Over Violence
Jan
12
to Jan 14

Good News! from Youth Over Violence

Hey y’all Good News is here! 

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The Prevention team would like to invite you to participate in a six-week series of violence prevention activities. You want to get involved and learn more about becoming a social activist? We are living through tough times but WE GOT YOU! Come and join us to our journey to social change while taking care of yourself by doing self-care fun activities. Good News is FREE and open to youth 14-19.

Tuesday January 12: Immigration, Refugees, Detention, Deportation, and Exploitation


Wednesday January 13: Drop-in Day with Karen from 1:30-5:30


Thursday January 14: Self Care and Healing Arts

 
 
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Good News! from Youth Over Violence
Dec
15
to Dec 17

Good News! from Youth Over Violence

Hey y’all Good News is here! 

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The Prevention team would like to invite you to participate in a six-week series of violence prevention activities. You want to get involved and learn more about becoming a social activist? We are living through tough times but WE GOT YOU! Come and join us to our journey to social change while taking care of yourself by doing self-care fun activities. Good News is FREE and open to youth 14-19.

Tuesday December 15: Living in a Food Desert: From Popeyes to Hot Fries


Wednesday December 16: Drop-in Day with Karen


Thursday December 17: Self Care and Healing Arts with Tylana

 
 
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Good News! from Youth Over Violence
Dec
8
to Dec 10

Good News! from Youth Over Violence

Hey y’all Good News is here! 

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The Prevention team would like to invite you to participate in a six-week series of violence prevention activities. You want to get involved and learn more about becoming a social activist? We are living through tough times but WE GOT YOU! Come and join us to our journey to social change while taking care of yourself by doing self-care fun activities. Good News is FREE and open to youth 14-19.

Tuesday December 8: Crenshaw Mall, the Bridge, Leimart Park: Where is the Hood Going?


Wednesday December 9: Drop-in Day with Karen


Thursday December 10: Self Care and Healing Arts with Tylana

 
 
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