SPAN trainings center around the understanding that domestic violence is much more than an interpersonal issue. It occurs within, and because of, systems of oppression. There are additional barriers in place preventing Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)*, LGBTQIA+, Immigrant, Disabled, and Older Adult Survivors from accessing the support they need. SPAN is committed to building violence free communities by strengthening collective knowledge and culturally specific responses that will support survivors.
Some topics covered in SPAN trainings:
- Types of Abuse and IPV Dynamics
- How perpetrators abuse privilege to assert power & control
- Barriers to getting support and accessing resources
- Client-Defined Advocacy
- Intersectional Safety Planning
- Elder Abuse
To schedule a training or for more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- Serve as an Adult Mentor for Peers Building Justice youth. In this role, you will gain knowledge of systems of oppression and dynamics of intimate partner violence, and support youth in their social justice projects in the community. Please email email@example.com
- Collaborate with PBJ if you are a youth-serving organization. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Connect with our Creating Protective Environments Project to become a community partner or learn more about the leadership team. Please email email@example.com.
*BIPOC is an acronym for Black, Indigenous People, and People of Color; the term is used to acknowledge that Indigenous and Black people have been most impacted by whiteness, both historically and in the present day. This shapes the experiences of and relationships to white supremacy for all people of color within a U.S. context. (This definition was adapted from www.thebipocproject.org by Colorado Office of Heath Equity.