Safe Shelter Symposium on Domestic Violence

Join us for this year’s Symposium on Domestic Violence focusing on Teen Dating Violence and Sexual Assault.

Speakers Include:

Keynote Speaker Jackson Katz

Break the Cycle

Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking

CU Office on Victim Assistance

 

For more information on the Symposium, check back frequently for information, or contact Jenny Shaw at jenny@safeshelterofstvrain.org; 303-772-0432.

Pre-Conference Event

Join us for this one-woman performance I Killed the Cow by Larissa Marten. I KILLED THE COW has been named a “Top 10 Must See” by the Twin Cities Arts Reader and awarded by the International Boulder Fringe Festival, being named Most Politically Relevant. Theatre World Internet Magazine calls it, “part Dr. Seuss, part Gertrude Stein and nearly Shakespearean, chronicling a debilitating sexual assault and how she finds the inner strength to rise above it.”

For more information on this performance, check back frequently for ticket information, or contact Jenny Shaw at jenny@safeshelterofstvrain.org; 303-772-0432.

More information on Larissa Marten can be found at her website.

 

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month! This is a national effort to raise awareness about abuse in teen and 20-something relationships and promote programs that prevent it. Help us with education and prevention strategies with the community throughout the month. Events will be added as they are confirmed, so keep checking back!

With Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month here, we would love to focus on the teens in our emergency shelter by updating and revamping our “Teen Room.” This is a place for teens to hang out and have space and alone time. Some of the items needed include:

  • Gaming System (i.e., Xbox and accessories) and non-violent games
  • Speakers (Bluetooth or small portable)
  • Teen games (Jenga, Battleship, Heads up)
  • Fidget Toys
  • Crosswords, word searches and Sudoku.
  • Adult coloring books
  • TV Stand
  • Lava Lamp
  • Bean Bags

Volunteer Training

If you are interested in volunteering with Safe Shelter, please consider joining us for our Volunteer training starting the end of January! Volunteer training is mandatory for all perspective volunteers. The training consists of two parts – interactive classroom training and “hands-on” training. Classroom training (approximately 30 hours) covers a broad range of domestic violence related issues. Further training in the specific area in which the volunteer will be working is required to gain a stronger understanding. Hands-on training which takes 4 – 8 hours, is a time when the volunteer works with supportive supervision.

Upcoming Training Schedule:

Tuesday, January 22nd 6-9pm
  • Agency Overview/History of the Movement – Jackie List/Safe Shelter Executive Director
  • Types of Abuse, Power & Control; DV 101 – Jackie List/Safe Shelter Executive Director
Thursday, January 24th 6-9pm
  • DV 101 Continued – Jackie List/Safe Shelter Executive Director
  • DV PTSD & Battered Women’s Syndrome – Jackie List/Safe Shelter Executive Director
Saturday, January 26th 9am-3pm
  • Walk in Her Shoes – Jackie List/Safe Shelter Executive Director
  • LGBTQ and DV – JP Butler/Safe Shelter Board President
  • TERA/Teen Dating Violence –  Colleen M/Prevention Education Specialist, Safe Shelter
  • Marginalized Communities and DV – Mary Jo V/Bi-lingual Advocate, Safe Shelter
Tuesday, January 29th 6-9pm
  • Emergency Shelter and Public Outreach Children’s Programs – Yesenia A & Devan M/Children’s Advocates, Safe Shelter
  • Emergency Shelter Program – Sasha H/Shelter Manager
Thursday, January 31st 6-9pm
  • Legal Program – BreAnne M/Legal Advocate, Safe Shelter
  • Victim’s Rights/Compensation – Alexa Morena/Victim Advocate, Longmont Police Department
Saturday, February 2nd 9am-3pm
  • Working With Victims With Disabilities – Debora Beck-Massey
  • Engaging Men in the Movement – Derek McCoy/Project Pave
  • Client-Centered Advocacy vs Therapy – Stacie F/Outreach Program Manager, Safe Shelter
Tuesday, February 5th 6-9pm
  • Active Listening and Safety Planning – Stacie F/Outreach Program Manager, Safe Shelter
  • Vicarious Trauma and Self Care – Stacie F/Outreach Program Manager, Safe Shelter
Thursday, February 7th 6-9pm
  • Volunteer Opportunities/Graduation

Contact Jenny Shaw at jenny@safeshelterofstvrain.org or 303-772-0432 for more information or to register for this training!