The Northern Neck Sexual Violence Prevention Coalition (NNSVPC) is a collection of agencies and individuals committed to advancing social justice through awareness, education, policy change, and community practice efforts in the hopes of creating safe, healthy, and equitable communities throughout the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula.
As part of this commitment, the NNSVPC provides opportunities throughout the year for community members to learn about various social issues facing our community. In the past year, participants have learned about using best and promising practices in sexual violence prevention programming; creating collaborations with local and state organizations to promote healthy relationships and healthy sexuality in our community; and identifying and enhancing protective factors within our communities for sexual violence prevention.
As a continuation of these trainings, the NNSVPC is proud to host a day-long training on Racial Justice as Trauma-Informed Advocacy. Facilitated by the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance Training Institute, this training is designed to enhance participant understanding of how systemic and institutional racism in America creates disparities in experiences between survivors of color and survivors who are white; explore why a racial justice lens is integral to trauma-informed advocacy and prevention, and; provide specific examples of how racial justice lens can be integrated into professional work.
This training was held on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at the Lancaster Community Library. For additional information about this or on future trainings, please contact Prevention and Youth Services Coordinators Chad Lewis or Jessica O'Leary at (804) 333-1099.