Support for Men Who Have Experienced Nonconsensual Sex
May
22
to Oct 9

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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7.25.18 Counselor Advocate Orientation
Jul
25
6:30 PM18:30

7.25.18 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 volunteer opportunities on our 24-hr rape & battering hotline and emergency response programs.

Peace Over Violence encourages caring and compassionate individuals from the diverse communities of Los Angeles County to become trauma informed Counselor Advocates working directly with survivors of sexual & domestic violence.

BENEFITS
•  Become a trauma informed counselor advocate
•  Provide direct services to survivors via our 24-hour hotline or respond in person
•  Help strengthen community partner relationships
•  Enhanced knowledge on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Child Sexual Abuse, Intimate Partner Stalking, and other topics relating to violence
•  Become a representative of a nationally recognized organization
•  Give back to communities impacted by violence

REQUIREMENTS
•  Participate in all training sessions, Wednesdays from 6:30pm to 9:30pm and Saturdays 9am to 5pm. The next training begins Wednesday 8/15/18 until Wednesday 10/10/18
•  Commitment to one full year of service
•  Be 18 years of age or older
•  Reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and insurance
•  Must live in LA County. Prefer community members from Metro LA or West San Gabriel Valley

Upon completion of the training, you will be part of the Peace Over Violence Intervention Division’s Emergency Response Team, volunteering for the 24-Hour Hotline and Emergency Response Team and the Domestic Abuse Response Team (DART).

For information regarding the training, please contact advocates@peaceoverviolence.org Due to the monolingual populations we serve, bilingual candidates fluent in Spanish and/or American Sign Language are encouraged to apply.

*No previous experience is required.
Please note: All counselor advocates will be subject to an LAPD or POV criminal background check.

 

 

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6.20.18 Counselor Advocate Orientation
Jun
20
6:30 PM18:30

6.20.18 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 volunteer opportunities on our 24-hr rape & battering hotline and emergency response programs.

Peace Over Violence encourages caring and compassionate individuals from the diverse communities of Los Angeles County to become trauma informed Counselor Advocates working directly with survivors of sexual & domestic violence.

BENEFITS
•  Become a trauma informed counselor advocate
•  Provide direct services to survivors via our 24-hour hotline or respond in person
•  Help strengthen community partner relationships
•  Enhanced knowledge on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Child Sexual Abuse, Intimate Partner Stalking, and other topics relating to violence
•  Become a representative of a nationally recognized organization
•  Give back to communities impacted by violence

REQUIREMENTS
•  Participate in all training sessions, Wednesdays from 6:30pm to 9:30pm and Saturdays 9am to 5pm. The next training begins Wednesday 8/15/18 until Wednesday 10/10/18
•  Commitment to one full year of service
•  Be 18 years of age or older
•  Reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and insurance
•  Must live in LA County. Prefer community members from Metro LA or West San Gabriel Valley

Upon completion of the training, you will be part of the Peace Over Violence Intervention Division’s Emergency Response Team, volunteering for the 24-Hour Hotline and Emergency Response Team and the Domestic Abuse Response Team (DART).

For information regarding the training, please contact advocates@peaceoverviolence.org Due to the monolingual populations we serve, bilingual candidates fluent in Spanish and/or American Sign Language are encouraged to apply.

*No previous experience is required.
Please note: All counselor advocates will be subject to an LAPD or POV criminal background check.

 

 

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Become a Violence Prevention Specialist
Jun
5
6:30 PM18:30

Become a Violence Prevention Specialist

Violence Prevention Specialists provide education about gender-based violence and strategies for prevention to youth, community groups and professionals. VPS are experts who excel at community speaking, classroom instruction, and outreach events. Volunteers also help in organizing public awareness campaigns, such as Denim Day, an educational campaign that takes place during Sexual Assault Awareness month every April.

VPS volunteers work as POV ambassadors in the community, preventing violence through education to the public. As a volunteer with the Prevention Division, VPS volunteers present to schools and community groups on the issues of sexual assault, sexual harassment, relationship violence, and building healthy relationships.

BENEFITS

  • Become a trauma-informed educator
  • Learn and develop skills on preventing violence and building healthy communities, while strengthening your public speaking skills
  • Become a leader and beacon in your community
  • Network with community partners and connect with passionate individuals

REQUIREMENTS

  • Commitment to one full year of service (100 hours)
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and proof of insurance
  • Must live in LA County
  • Pass background check

The training will take place every Tuesday and Thursday night beginning June 5, 2018 until August, 18, 2018. Applications are being accepted until May 1, 2018. 

Download the PDF Application 
Email your completed application to hannah@peaceoverviolence.org.

If you'd like to complete the online form, visit the VIOLENCE PREVENTION SPECIALIST section at www.peaceoverviolence.org/volunteer

 

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5.16.18 Counselor Advocate Orientation
May
16
6:30 PM18:30

5.16.18 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 volunteer opportunities on our 24-hr rape & battering hotline and emergency response programs.

Peace Over Violence encourages caring and compassionate individuals from the diverse communities of Los Angeles County to become trauma informed Counselor Advocates working directly with survivors of sexual & domestic violence.

BENEFITS
•  Become a trauma informed counselor advocate
•  Provide direct services to survivors via our 24-hour hotline or respond in person
•  Help strengthen community partner relationships
•  Enhanced knowledge on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Child Sexual Abuse, Intimate Partner Stalking, and other topics relating to violence
•  Become a representative of a nationally recognized organization
•  Give back to communities impacted by violence

REQUIREMENTS
•  Participate in all training sessions, Wednesdays from 6:30pm to 9:30pm and Saturdays 9am to 5pm. The next training begins Wednesday 8/15/18 until Wednesday 10/10/18
•  Commitment to one full year of service
•  Be 18 years of age or older
•  Reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and insurance
•  Must live in LA County. Prefer community members from Metro LA or West San Gabriel Valley

Upon completion of the training, you will be part of the Peace Over Violence Intervention Division’s Emergency Response Team, volunteering for the 24-Hour Hotline and Emergency Response Team and the Domestic Abuse Response Team (DART).

For information regarding the training, please contact advocates@peaceoverviolence.org Due to the monolingual populations we serve, bilingual candidates fluent in Spanish and/or American Sign Language are encouraged to apply.

*No previous experience is required.
Please note: All counselor advocates will be subject to an LAPD or POV criminal background check.

 

 

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5.12.18 Kids & Youth Empowerment Self-defense & Safety
May
12
9:30 AM09:30

5.12.18 Kids & Youth Empowerment Self-defense & Safety

KID'S EMPOWERMENT SELF-DEFENSE AND SAFETY
Session for kids ages 5-8 is 9:30AM to 10:15AM
Session for kids ages 9-12 is 10:30AM to 11:15AM

Parents can’t always be there when their children face danger. Safe kids are safety smart. They trust their instincts, think on their feet and don’t hesitate to protect themselves. There are ways to train children to be safety smart. Peace Over Violence’s Kids’ Empowerment Self-Defense and Safety provides children with an opportunity to develop critical thinking skills, respect their instincts and cultivate assertiveness.

The program focuses on three components, incorporating age-appropriate role-plays which encourage children take action on their own behalf. Statistics and awareness exercises help children to understand that, while being prepared is important, most people would never hurt a child. Assertiveness exercises and conflict resolution skill building exercises increase the child’s ability to prevent abuse by adults, older children, or peers, and physical techniques build self-esteem and decrease fear.

YOUTH EMPOWERMENT SELF-DEFENSE AND SAFETY
Session for girls ages 13-17 is 12:30PM to 1:15PM

Participants will learn how to be more assertive; how to resolve conflict; to have healthy relationships; and how to execute some physical self-defense techniques. We also offer to communities in and around Los Angeles County, a program that involves youth, working with and empowering other youth, to help prevent violence throughout their communities. Peace Over Violence’s Youth Self Defense and Safety program brings youth leaders, together with adult instructors, to offer Self Defense and Safety training, youth relationship violence prevention education, and mentoring opportunities to youth and youth programs throughout our communities.

 

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4.18.18 Counselor Advocate Orientation
Apr
18
6:30 PM18:30

4.18.18 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 volunteer opportunities on our 24-hr rape & battering hotline and emergency response programs.

Peace Over Violence encourages caring and compassionate individuals from the diverse communities of Los Angeles County to become trauma informed Counselor Advocates working directly with survivors of sexual & domestic violence.

BENEFITS
•  Become a trauma informed counselor advocate
•  Provide direct services to survivors via our 24-hour hotline or respond in person
•  Help strengthen community partner relationships
•  Enhanced knowledge on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Child Sexual Abuse, Intimate Partner Stalking, and other topics relating to violence
•  Become a representative of a nationally recognized organization
•  Give back to communities impacted by violence

REQUIREMENTS
•  Participate in all training sessions, Wednesdays from 6:30pm to 9:30pm and Saturdays 9am to 5pm. The next training begins Wednesday 8/15/18 until Wednesday 10/10/18
•  Commitment to one full year of service
•  Be 18 years of age or older
•  Reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and insurance
•  Must live in LA County. Prefer community members from Metro LA or West San Gabriel Valley

Upon completion of the training, you will be part of the Peace Over Violence Intervention Division’s Emergency Response Team, volunteering for the 24-Hour Hotline and Emergency Response Team and the Domestic Abuse Response Team (DART).

For information regarding the training, please contact advocates@peaceoverviolence.org Due to the monolingual populations we serve, bilingual candidates fluent in Spanish and/or American Sign Language are encouraged to apply.

*No previous experience is required.
Please note: All counselor advocates will be subject to an LAPD or POV criminal background check.

 

 

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Free Tax Clinic
Mar
30
9:00 AM09:00

Free Tax Clinic

Peace Over Violence is hosting a FREE taxation clinic in partnership with Latino Resource Organization. Walk-ins welcome!

Requirements for eligibility:

  • Must live in the City of Los Angeles- Not LA County 
  • Must make less than $54,000 annually
  • Must bring California ID or Consular ID
  • Must bring social security card or ITIN card
  • Must bring a paycheck ticket stub
  • Bank account information for direct deposit

Any questions, please contact Guadalupe Villegas at (626)584-6191

 

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TRAUMA & TRIAGE: THE IMPACT OF TRAUMA ON VICTIMS & OURSELVES
Mar
29
8:30 AM08:30

TRAUMA & TRIAGE: THE IMPACT OF TRAUMA ON VICTIMS & OURSELVES

Peace Over Violence is hosting a FREE training for law enforcement, victim advocates, nurses, fire department, social workers and others. This Trauma & Triage training is for first responders and victim service providers.

TOPICS

  • Working with Trauma Survivors
  •  How Trauma Impacts the Brain: What First RespondersNeed to Know
  • Compassion Fatigue and Importance of Self-Care

SPEAKERS

  • Rashad Beal, our Schools Over Violence Manager, discussing the importance in Engaging Men with regards to Sexual Assault Prevention.
  • Brenda Ingram PHD, Clinical Services Director speaking on trauma Informed Care and interviewing for law enforcement /neurobiology of the brain.
  • Milena Lukic, Trauma Therapist, importance of compassion fatigue and self-care
 

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SOLD OUT! Supporting Black Survivors of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence: A Dialogue Led Training
Mar
21
6:00 PM18:00

SOLD OUT! Supporting Black Survivors of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence: A Dialogue Led Training

Led by Trauma Therapist, Ebony Williams, this training explores the relationship between historical oppression, sexual assault, and domestic violence within the lives of Black peoples. Attendees will build awareness about barriers to adequate support and learn best practices to support Black survivors as they begin the healing process.

 

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RESCHEDULED: Empowerment Self-Defense Women & Girls 12+, Spanish
Mar
16
10:00 AM10:00

RESCHEDULED: Empowerment Self-Defense Women & Girls 12+, Spanish

We hope you'll join us for our upcoming public Empowerment Self-Defense class for women and girls 12+, where you'll gain skills in awareness, assertiveness and physical techniques. POV's Empowerment Self-Defense model started as and continues to be a collaborative effort, created and designed by women for women. This class is being offered in Spanish.

QUESTIONS
Contact jasmine@peaceoverviolence.org

Don't forget to share, and bring a friend with you!The class has a suggested donation of $50, but no one is turned away for lack of funds.

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ABOUT POV'S EMPOWERMENT SELF-DEFENSE

This women teaching women 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.

 

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Empowerment Self-Defense Women & Girls 12+
Feb
24
9:30 AM09:30

Empowerment Self-Defense Women & Girls 12+

We hope you'll join us for our upcoming public Empowerment Self-Defense class for women and girls 12+, where you'll gain skills in awareness, assertiveness and physical techniques. POV's Empowerment Self-Defense model started as and continues to be a collaborative effort, created and designed by women for women.

QUESTIONS
Contact jasmine@peaceoverviolence.org

Don't forget to share, and bring a friend with you!The class has a suggested donation of $50, but no one is turned away for lack of funds.

__________________________________________________

ABOUT POV'S EMPOWERMENT SELF-DEFENSE

This women teaching women 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.

 

Interested in Empowerment Self-Defense?

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Dating & LA
Feb
8
7:00 PM19:00

Dating & LA

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

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

The Uproar: A #MeToo Inspired Evening

  • 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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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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