Empowerment Self-Defense Girls 12-18
Feb
17
9:30 AM09:30

Empowerment Self-Defense Girls 12-18

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM), 1 in 3 youth have been or will be involved in an abusive relationship. Join us or invite someone who may be interested in participating in this FREE self defense class!

Participants will learn how to:
·Enhance their assertiveness skills and resolve conflict
·How to have healthy relationships
·How to execute some physical self-defense techniques

Saturday, February 17, 2018
From 9:30am to 11:30am
1015 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90017

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POV's self-defense model started as and continues to be a collaborative effort, created and designed by women for women. This model is based on empowerment, resiliency, trauma-informed care, and survivor sensitivity. 

We begin our self-defense training by teaching awareness of information about sexual assault and battering. In addition, we should be aware of our environment--paying attention to our surroundings at all times--and of our feelings and instincts, which tell us a great deal about a situation.

The next step is assertiveness. Many potentially dangerous situations can be stopped by being assertive, and this is a good skill to develop for taking care of ourselves in everyday life.

Finally comes the learning of physical techniques--fighting skills--to protect oneself. The task is to disable the assailant in order to get away. The techniques we teach are very simple and effective based on striking the vulnerable target areas on an attacker's body. Practice and complete determination are what make them work.

We hope you'll join us for our upcoming public self-defense training. Don't forget to share with a friend!

 

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Dating & LA
Feb
8
7:00 PM19:00

Dating & LA

  • Peace Over Violence - Metro Headquarters (map)
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Calling anyone interested in having a healthy and honest conversation that goes beyond “yes and no” and moves us towards a deeper understanding of consent, desire, sex and healthy relationships.

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1.24.18 Counselor Advocate Orientation
Jan
24
6:30 PM18:30

1.24.18 Counselor Advocate Orientation

Do you want to help survivors of sexual and domestic violence in Los Angeles & West San Gabriel Valley area? Peace Over Violence invites you to come learn about volunteering opportunities in our 24 hr rape & battering hotline and emergency response programs.

WHAT:

Counselor Advocate Training Orientation

WHEN:

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

6:30pm-8:00pm

WHERE:

POV Pasadena Office
892 N. Fair Oaks Ave. #D
Pasadena, CA 91103

 

 

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Counselor Advocate Orientation
Jan
10
6:30 PM18:30

Counselor Advocate Orientation

Do you want to help survivors in Los Angeles & West San Gabriel Valley area? 
Peace Over Violence invites you to come learn about volunteering opportunities in our 24 hr rape & battering hotline and emergency response programs.

WHAT:

Counselor Advocate Training Orientation

WHEN:

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

6:30pm-8pm

WHERE:

POV METRO Headquarters

 

 

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The Uproar: A #MeToo Inspired Evening
Dec
19
6:00 PM18:00

The Uproar: A #MeToo Inspired Evening

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tudents of Grammy-award winning musician, Artivista, and Assistant Professor of Chicanx/Latinx Studies at Scripps College, MARTHA GONZALEZ will facilitate an interactive songwriting workshop for interested POV clients, staff and volunteers. No experience necessary; open to ages 18+

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Healing Through Song: A POV Collective Songwriting Workshop
Dec
1
4:30 PM16:30

Healing Through Song: A POV Collective Songwriting Workshop

  • Peace Over Violence - Metro Headquarters (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

tudents of Grammy-award winning musician, Artivista, and Assistant Professor of Chicanx/Latinx Studies at Scripps College, MARTHA GONZALEZ will facilitate an interactive songwriting workshop for interested POV clients, staff and volunteers. No experience necessary; open to ages 18+

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Support for Men Who Have Experienced Nonconsensual Sex
Jan
30
to Jan 30

Support for Men Who Have Experienced Nonconsensual Sex

Peace Over Violence provides comprehensive case management, individual and group counseling services for male survivors. POV’s Men who have Experienced Nonconsensual Sex (MENS) group is a psycho-educational and experiential support group for male survivors recovering from sexual abuse, assault, and unwanted/inappropriate sexual encounters. The primary goal of this group is to increase clients’ understanding of how sexual violence and trauma impacts their masculinity, male identity, sexuality, and relationships.

There are many reasons that men deny, ignore, or avoid talking about or thinking about the abuse: unwanted feelings like anger or shame; fear of triggering disturbing thoughts; or long-perceived and socially authorized ideas about masculinity. Peace Over Violence strives to create the safest environment for men to take their first step toward healing.

TREATMENT GOALS
+ Reducing of trauma symptoms
+ Improving effective coping skills
+ Increasing one’s resilience and self-esteem
+ Reestablishing or maintaining healthy interpersonal relationships

SOME FACTS
+ 1 in 6 adult men in United States experienced sexual abuse in childhood
+ On average, survivors do not disclose the abuse for 20 years
+ People who abuse boys are both male and female
+ The vast majority of male survivors will never sexually abuse another person
+ Men can and do heal from sexual abuse

If you’re interested in learning more information about this support group, please contact:
Milena Lukic at 213.955.9090 ext/155 or Joshua Beckett at 213.955.9090 ext/156

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