We see you. We stand with you.

The Institute builds collaborations across LGBTQ Anti Violence and Domestic Violence fields, leveraging the strengths of each to improve impact. We increase public awareness and enhance state, local and national efforts to prevent and address LGBTQ intimate partner violence. We know the power of visibility, solidarity and real access to civil protections.

Next Up

Reprise: Webinar on Demand!

01/09/2018 12-1:30 PM PT
Adobe Connect

Join us for a selection of pre-recorded NW Network webinar favorites! This week, we recommend giving a listen to sessions from our three-part assessment series.


Assessing Patterns of Coercive Control, Part 1: A Basic Skill for LGBTQ DV Advocacy

This session offers an exciting introduction to the Northwest Networks tool and analysis on assessing patterns of power and control in abusive relationships. Developed over 20 years of work with LGBTQ survivors of intimate partner violence, the Northwest Networks approach to assessment continues to be a fundamental consideration, and practice for any organization hoping to create relevant, accessible support for LGBTQ individuals, as well as broadly expanding our capacity to holistically respond to the experiences of all survivors.

Presented by Connie Burk and Amarinthia Torres, Northwest Network

Webinar recording available here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/p2fmtsxhzi1/


Assessing Patterns of Coercive Control in Abusive Relationships, Part 2: Practical Skills and Implementation

Part 2 in a 3 part series on “Assessing Patterns of Coercive Control in Abusive Relationships”, this session expands from analysis and framing to skill-building, practical implications and program implementation. The Northwest Network’s Assessment Tool will be introduced in detail, using advocacy stories and participant exercises. This session will also address the myriad considerations for implementation, including approach & intention, documentation, debriefing, etc relevant for programs who are interested in increasing their competency in serving LGBTQ survivors and integrating a broader practice of assessment into their service delivery.

Presented by Amarinthia Torres and Edric Figueroa, the Northwest Network

Webinar recording link here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/p5r3a05j10j/

Reprise: Webinar on Demand!

01/23/2018 12-1:30 PM PT
Adobe Connect

Join us for a selection of pre-recorded NW Network webinar favorites! This week, we recommend giving a listen to sessions about fostering a liberatory workplace.


HR for Liberation

A survey of keystone policies and practices to prohibit discrimination and promote an equitable and welcoming work environment for LGBTQ people. The webinar includes recommendations and practice tools for non-discrimination, human resources, and workplace culture.

Presented by Connie Burk, the NW Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse

Webinar recording available here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/ppuu28b3zltj/


Name, Frame, and Respond: How to Respond to Harassment

You have the policy, now what? This interactive webinar will prepare participants to name, frame, and respond to oppressive or concerning comments and actions, and incidents of harassment in anti-violence programs. Participants will respond to scenarios that address both overt and covert homophobia & transphobia, as well as role-playing through real-life situations generated by workers in the field. Content will focus on scenarios specific to both SA and DV advocacy. *A sense of humor and willingness to learn is highly suggested!

Presented by Kristin Tucker, a consultant with the NW Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse

Webinar recording available here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/p7g2g5sgnckz/