These volunteer trainings are free and open to the public with particular emphasis on our Community Partners. They’re a great way to find out more about a particular topic - or come to all of them to discover some of the background of advocate training at The Harbor.
Domestic and sexual violence doesn’t take place in a vacuum: it’s part of a full spectrum of power and control abuse that includes racism and other forms of systemic oppression. With guest speaker Mindy Stokes of the Lives in Transition program at Clatsop Community College, this class will examine the dynamics of oppression and its effect on survivors and advocacy work. The class will also cover cultural competency: advocating with survivors within differing cultural backgrounds.
Please note that these classes are only part of the full volunteer training and attendance does not confer Harbor volunteer status on any participant or lead to Advocate Certification.