Saviorism in Domestic Violence Work (Virtual)
Friday, March 31, 2023, 10:00am-12:00pm (PT)
Hosted by The YWCA of Greater Portland Social Justice Program. In this workshop, attendees will consider how their actions may impact a survivor despite having good intentions. As advocates, we often want to provide as much access to resources/opportunities as possible because many of us can relate to their experiences because of our own. But sometimes our actions start to misalign with a survivor’s goal(s) causing us, as the advocate, to make decisions unwanted by the survivor. Saviorism is often rooted in those good intentions. Join us as we discuss how to stay person-centered when supporting survivors.
- To understand what saviorism is and how it presents
- To understand the power that advocates do have and how to utilize that power
- Learn how to stay in alignment with survivors’ needs
Cost: $0-$30. Registration and more information here