The Balanced Relationships Project

The Balanced Relationships Project

In this Project we intend to give participants tools for creating Balanced Relationships, relationships in which all parties experience being Seen, Heard, Mattered, Included, and Empowered.

Many of us grew up in families and communities where we experienced dominance by one person over others or one group over others and at times felt we were not Seen, not Heard, didn’t Matter, were not Included, and were not Empowered.

Many of us experienced these relationships with family members, the community and even the “outside world” as being unbalanced, meaning there was continuous conflict.

How did those unbalanced relationships influence our relationships with our Selves and our future partnerships at home, at work, and in the community?

Can there be balanced relationships? If there are, what would they look like, and how do I create them?

This project offers another way to look at our relationships and presents tools for creating balanced relationships.

Introduction to the Project– Contact Frank McClain, Project Director

Men’s Study Group – Tuesdays 6:30 to 9:00 PM

Women’s Study Group – Wednesdays 6:00 to 8:30 PM.

To sign up for the Introduction to the Project and The Men’s Study Group or The Women’s Study Group contact:

 Frank McClain, Project Director, (530) 955-3150, frank.mc@comcast.net.

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New Thursday Night Support Group

New Thursday Night Group Available

An education and support group for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault

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Purpose of the group
~To inform abused persons of their options- not to make decisions for them
~To allow victims and survivors to express feelings in a confidential, supportive atmosphere
~To surround the participant by others who have been in similar situations to let them know they are not alone
~The group is open and ongoing, free and confidential

Facilitated by Angela Trathen, MFT

Drop-ins Welcome!
(For new participants, please arrive 15-20 mins early your first session)

Thursdays
5:30-7:00pm
DVSAC Office: 960 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley


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Transforming Our Culture of Violence

 

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This training will focus on:
Deconstructing our conscious or unconscious culture of violence
Future trainings will focus on:
Ways to move away from perpetuating that violence and
Communicating in a language of a balanced human system

This training will benefit first responders, community agency staff members and volunteers, parents, and anyone in any form of relationship.

This training has already started. If you’d like to participate in future trainings, please contact Frank McClain. Contact information below. We are in the midst of trying to get the sessions to be on-going.

Schedule:

Training for Women
Introductory Seminar:
Saturday, January 14 or 21, 2017 9:30am-1:00pm

Six Weekly Training Sessions:
Wednesdays, 6:30pm-9:00pm
January 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22, March 1

Training for Men
Introductory Seminar:
Saturday, January 14 or 21, 2017 1:30pm-5:00pm

Six Weekly Training Sessions:
Tuesdays, 6:30pm-9:00pm
January 24, 31 February 7, 14, 21, 28

$75 general community members * DVSAC clients will receive full scholarship support

No one will be turned away
Sliding scale and scholarships available

Training will be held at DVSAC:
Brighton Greens Office Park
960 McCourtney Road, Suite F
Grass Valley, CA 95949

To Register, Please Contact:
Frank McClain * frank.mc@comcast.net * (415) 847-8730

Frank McClain was the originator and lead facilitator for the 12 –week Bay Area Violence Prevention Skills Training series entitled “Conscious Collaboration. For 23 years he has facilitated a variety of groups focused on personal growth and empowerment.

Frank McClain was the originator and lead facilitator for the 12 –week Bay Area Violence Prevention Skills Training series entitled “Conscious Collaboration”. For 23 years he has facilitated a variety of groups focused on personal growth and empowerment.

 

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Pathways to Healing- Support Group

An education and support group for survivors of sexual assault and adults molested as children.

Survivors of sexual assault seek group counseling for many reasons:

~Feelings of anger, confusion, fear, sadness
~Disruptive thoughts of the trauma that don’t go away
~Avoiding things and situations that are trauma reminders
~Problems at work or school
~Growing concerns about a child’s challenging behaviors
~Relationship conflicts
~Sexual difficulties
~Sleep disturbance and other health problems

If you identify with any of these problems, the good news is that you are not alone, and the Pathways to Healing group at DVSAC can help.

Drop-ins Welcome!

Wednesdays
10:00am-11:30am
DVSAC Office: 960 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley

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Women’s Self-Defense Course

Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Systems

Basic Self-Defense Course For Women

R.A.D (Rape Aggression Defense) Systems for Women is a nationally recognized program of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques.  RAD’s program objective is to develop and enhance the options of self defense so they may become viable considerations to the woman who is attacked.

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RAD consists of lecture, discussion, instruction, and hands-on simulation. This dynamic program has the ability to empower ANY woman by providing her with effective and proven self-defense tactics necessary to avoid, resist, and defend against an attack if she so chooses.

The RAD Systems course is a comprehensive, 12 hour program offered over a period of three or four days. The last day of the course entails a simulation exercise, where the participant has the opportunity to employ the techniques and skills she has learned against trained simulators, in a controlled environment.

The next 12 hour course will be:
Thursday, October 1: 6pm-10pm
Friday, October 2: 6pm-10pm
Saturday, October 3: 10am-2pm

Training fees are $25 / person
Scholarships are available!

register now
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A Call to Men- April 29th

Calling all Fathers, Coaches, Educators, and Leaders!

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Fellas,

When it comes to ending violence against women, well-meaning men can’t just be on the sidelines. It’s time to get in the game!

Join Ernest Brown of WEAVE, Inc. Voices Against Violence for a community discussion on how we got here and ways to change!


“Tough Guise II”

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m

Science Lecture Hall at Nevada Union
11761 Ridge Road, Grass Valley, CA 95945

 For more information and to RSVP call (530) 272-2046

 

Download the Flyer here

 

 

 

 

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Write Your Story Workshop

Jan Fishler’s “A Pathway to Healing Trauma”
For women ages 16 and up

The Write Your Story Workshop is a simple process that works for everyone. By tapping into the power of the subconscious, our stories come to life and practically write themselves. For many, the process of writing is therapeutic, especially when the focus is on feelings and the memories associated with them.

In this workshop we will explore our deepest thoughts and feelings in a self-reflective way. Participants have the option of writing exlusively for healing–even shredding their work upon completion–or writing scenes based on feelings which can be collected and, over time, assembled into a blog or book.

The workshop is for those at least a year past their crisis.

WHEN: April 23rd
TIME: 1:00-5:00pm
LOCATION: DVSAC office- 960 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley, CA 95949
RSVP: By calling (530) 272-2046
COST: $10 Material fee (scholarships available at DVSAC)

Call DVSAC (530) 272-2046 for more information and to reserve your seat.

Download flyer here.

Jan Fishler’s Bio

jan fishlerFor 25 years Jan Fishler was a corporate scriptwriter, copywriter, video producer, and trainer, who also dabbled in marketing and public relations, mostly in the non-profit arena. In 2009 she self-published an adoption memoir, Searching for Jane, Finding Myself (An Adoption Memoir), available at Amazon.com.

Because Jan knows that everyone has a story to tell, most recently, she developed a painless method to help others write their story. Her WriteYour Story workshop taps into the power of the subconscious so that stories come to life and practically write themselves.

Jan has a B.S. in English Literature/Creative Writing and an M.S. in Educational Technology/Instructional Design.

She lives in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada where, when she’s not writing, Jan hikes with her Golden Retriever, kayaks with her husband, and regularly works out at the gym.

Jan is the host of KNCO (830 AM) Newstalk Radio’s On the Town — Tell Me Something Good, which airs every Monday from 12:30-1:00 Pacific Coast Time. 

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Free Yoga Class for Survivors

Restorative yoga is like a nap, but better…

Many of us have forgotten how to relax deeply, especially if you have been living with stress or trauma for long periods of time. This is a lovely way to help remember that relaxation is essential to living a healthy life. It’s like pressing the reset button in your nervous system, and is key to unlocking held trauma from the body’s memory. Using breath and body awareness, we will gentlyand deeply release tension and build energy in deficient areas of the body. By retaining the body, breath and mind to relax for a prolonged period of time, you will sleep better, react to stress with ease and even communicate better, especially if you practice it regularly.

Classes are being generously donated by Skyler Myers, CAS, PKS, CMT, RYT. She has been on a yogic path for 10 years and currently teaches at Yo’Garage in North San Juan, South Yuba Club and at Common Goals.

Please come join us at DVSAC office- Mondays 3:30pm-4:30pm
Call with questions: (530) 272-2046
960 McCourtney Road
Grass Valley, CA 95949

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Children’s Art Circle

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This is a safe space where art is used as a healing tool to help children who have experienced trauma express themselves, explore their feelings and create.

The group is for ages 5-12 and held at the DVSAC office every Monday 3:30-4:30pm.
Please call the office in advance. Ask for Allison. 272-2046

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