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Join a Peer Learning Circle

Against a blue background there is a silhouette of a person's face, made from the silhouettes of people from various background and gender expressions. To the right of the silhouette is the verbiage Peer Learning Circles. Underneath it reads, "Open to all who practice prevention". There is a black strip below with #PreventionWorks. At the bottom are the logos for the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence and ValorUS.
The Partnership, in collaboration with VALOR (formerly CALCASA), invites you to join our Peer Learning Circles! The peer learning circles are ongoing opportunities to connect with our teams and people who practice prevention across the state. The PLC’s are spaces for people who practice prevention to strategize through challenges that everyone faces, while creating connections that matter so much to all of us.

Below, you will find dates and times, as well as registration links for our meetings. We will send out topics and resources in advance of meetings, so please register atthe links below to make sure we can reach you! If you have an idea or suggestion, please don’t hesitate to let us know.

Language access, including ASL interpretation is available on request.

Below, you will find dates and times, as well as Zoom links for our meetings. We will send out topics and resources in advance of meetings. Please register at the links below to make sure we can reach you! 

Prevention with LGBTQIA+ Communities

Together we explore strategies to welcome LGBTQIA+ communities into our prevention efforts, organizations and communities to deconstruct harmful norms that have excluded folks in the past. Past topics have included asexuality, prevention and the kink community, LGBTQIA+ advisory group best practices, and more.

  • 1st Thursday of every month
    • 9am to 10:30am 
  • Register here 
    • Once you’ve registered, you can attend any session! 
  • Facilitated by Miranda Stiers from the Partnership, and Janae Sargent from VALOR.
  • Contact us with questions, miranda@cpedv.org and jsargent@valor.us

Prevention Supervisors:
Supervising prevention programs often requires mastery level juggling and relationship skills but does not always have an equivalent level of training and support as we enter these roles. Prevention programs and management often require experience that are unique to our roles. It can be a little lonely out there! This space will work to build community among prevention supervisors for support, building leadership and management skills, and program development.

Safer School Communities:
This is a space for people who practice prevention working across K-12 campuses. Whether connecting in-person or virtually, schools can be a challenge. Together we learn how to engage, build champions on campus and celebrate those fabulous flops that teach us so much. You’re welcome to bring your champions on campus to learn together on what makes for a safer school community!

  • 3rd Friday of the month
    • 12:30 to 2:00pm. 
  • Register here
    • Once you’ve registered, you can attend any session! 
  • Facilitated by Melodie Kruspodin & Kimmie Remis from the Partnership, and Jessie Towne-Cardenas from VALOR.
  • Contact us with questions, kimmie@cpedv.org and Jessie@ArboretaGroup.com  

Prevención en Español (Prevention in Spanish):

  • ¡Este circulo de aprendizaje de compañeros comenzara en abril! Por favor esten atentos!
  • This peer learning circle will start again in April! Please stay tuned.

 

Questions? Please reach out to Miranda Stiers at Miranda@cpedv.org

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Communities of Practice Meeting Schedule
Free and Open to Anyone Engaged in Prevention!

Prevention with LGBTQ+ Communities

  • Facilitated by Miranda Stiers from the Partnership, and Janae Sargent from VALOR.
  • Meeting: 1st Thursday of every month from 9am to 10:30am 
  • Register here. Once you’ve registered, you can attend any session! 
  • Contact us with questions, miranda@cpedv.org and jsargent@valor.us

Prevention in Spanish (Prevención en Español):

  • This CoP is on hold temporarily as we secure a new facilitator
  • Contact us with questions, Miranda Stiers miranda@cpedv.org

 Creating Safer School Environments:

  • Facilitated by Melodie Kruspodin & Kimmie Remis from the Partnership, and Jessie Towne-Cardenas from VALOR.
  • Meeting: 3rd Friday of the month from 12:30 to 2:00pm. 
  • Register here. Once you’ve registered, you can attend any session! 
  • Contact us with questions, Miranda@cpedv.org andJessie@ArboretaGroup.com