[PREVENTION Webinar]: "If You Build It, They Will Come:" Youth Gatherings as a Prevention Strategy

  • Thursday, June 04, 2020
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Zoom Conferencing (see event description for details)


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JDI Training Institute Presents:

"If You Build It, They Will Come:" 
Youth Gatherings as a Prevention Strategy

Date: June 4, 2020 from 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST

Note:While there is no fee for these webinars, we ask that all participants pre-register.Two days before the webinar, we e-mail out PDF versions of the webinar materials and post-webinar, we also send out links to the recording.

Facilitators (more info to come): 
Jen Bolton, Director of Prevention and Education at DOVE

Jen Bolton (she/her)  is the Director of Prevention and Education and has been working at DOVE for the past 10 years giving presentations, trainings and workshops to community members, professionals and students on domestic violence. She holds a masters in social work and maintains a small caseload supporting survivors of domestic violence in group and individual settings. 

Laura Chow Reeve, Youth Engagement Manager at the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance

Laura Chow Reeve (she/her) is the Youth Engagement Manager at the Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance where she provides training and technical assistance on primary prevention, anti-oppression frameworks, youth engagement and leadership, and art as a tool for social change. She has a MA from UCLA in Asian American Studies and is invested in using both written and visual storytelling in our movements for liberation.

Raelyn Williams, Movement Projects Assistant at the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance

Raelyn Williams (she/her) is the Movement Projects Assistant at the Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance. She graduated in 2019 from University of Richmond with a double major in Art History and English and she plans to attend Virginia Commonwealth University in the Fall to pursue her Masters in Art History. She hopes to use her Masters to study and explore the ways that art can be used for social change. 

Description:  Gather around for a panel webinar featuring DOVE and the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance. Participants will learn about these programs' two different and distinct youth gatherings and their challenges, successes, and tips for organizations considering hosting their own multi-day gathering. In addition, come learn about the important role that youth engagement plays in the prevention and response to sexual assault and domestic violence, incorporating expressive arts into programming as a teaching, learning, and healing tool, and strategies to continue engaging with youth and their communities once the programming ends.




Accessibility: If you are d/Deaf, hard of hearing, or have a disability, and would like to request an accommodation, please contact Ariel Valdes at phone: 617-557-1801 email: avaldes@janedoe.org  preferably three weeks prior to the training that you are attending.  In your message, please provide your contact information and specify what accommodation you are requesting.  All webinars will be recorded and downloaded to our YouTube channel with automatic captions.  

Privacy: All webinars are recorded and posted on our youtube page.  Attendees names may become visible during the webinar. All private chats between organizers and attendees are not recorded. 

Questions: Please contact Ariel Valdes via phone: 617-557-1801 or email: avaldes@janedoe.org

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