Upcoming Webinar: “The COVID-19 Vaccine and What It Means for the Disability Community”

BYSTANDER INTERVENTION TRAINING TO STOP ANTI-ASIAN/AMERICAN AND XENOPHOBIC HARASSMENT

In response to the rise in Anti-Asian/American and xenophobic harassment, Hollaback! partnered with Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC to adapt their free bystander intervention training as well as offering de-escalation training to meet this moment.

BYSTANDER INTERVENTION TO STOP ANTI-ASIAN/AMERICAN HARASSMENT AND XENOPHOBIA WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:

The one-hour, interactive training will teach you Hollaback!’s 5D’s of bystander intervention methodology. We’ll start by talking about the types of disrespect that Asian and Asian American folks are facing right now — from microaggressions to violence — using a tool we call the “spectrum of disrespect.” You’ll learn what to look for and the positive impact that bystander intervention has on individuals and communities. We’ll talk through five strategies for intervention: distract, delegate, document, delay, and direct; and how to prioritize your own safety while intervening. We’ll have time at the end for practice, and you’ll leave feeling more confident intervening the next time you see Anti-Asian/American harassment online or in person.

BYSTANDER INTERVENTION 2.0: CONFLICT DE-ESCALATION TRAINING WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:

If you’ve already taken our Bystander Intervention training and you’re looking to go deeper into how to directly intervene and de-escalate conflict: this training is for you. Conflict de-escalation requires patience, a willingness to listen, and an ability to see the humanity in everyone, even those we don’t agree with or who seek to hurt us. Using Hollaback!’s Observe-Breathe-Connect methodology, we’ll learn how to identify potential conflict before it escalates using our “pyramid of escalation” and how to assess whether intervening is the right action for you. We’ll talk about specific biases that are increasing conflict, harassment, and violence during COVID19 — and the role of implicit and explicit bias in conflict. We’ll also learn how to connect with others by validating and de-escalating their feelings — even if we don’t understand them or agree with them.  We’ll have time at the end to practice using real-life scenarios.

BYSTANDER INTERVENTION 2.0: CONFLICT DE-ESCALATION TRAINING WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:

If you’ve already taken our Bystander Intervention training and you’re looking to go deeper into how to directly intervene and de-escalate conflict: this training is for you. Conflict de-escalation requires patience, a willingness to listen, and an ability to see the humanity in everyone, even those we don’t agree with or who seek to hurt us. Using Hollaback!’s Observe-Breathe-Connect methodology, we’ll learn how to identify potential conflict before it escalates using our “pyramid of escalation” and how to assess whether intervening is the right action for you. We’ll talk about specific biases that are increasing conflict, harassment, and violence during COVID19 — and the role of implicit and explicit bias in conflict. We’ll also learn how to connect with others by validating and de-escalating their feelings — even if we don’t understand them or agree with them.  We’ll have time at the end to practice using real-life scenarios.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN-UP FOR A TRAINING

Annual Public Meeting to Discuss Service Disparities Among Racial and Ethnic Minorities

WRC Person-Centered Thinking Community of Practice Sessions

Hello WRC Community!

Have you attended a Person-Centered Thinking (PCT) training or are you interested in learning more about how to apply the PCT skills to improve the lives of the people we support?

You are invited to our monthly (virtual) practice space where we review, practice, and apply Person-Centered Thinking (PCT) skills. We learn from each other during these one-hour sessions as to  how we are using these skills to improve our own lives, as well as how PCT can help to advance our shared vision to provide the best support to individuals receiving services, their families and our community. These sessions are open to staff, service providers, individuals served by WRC and their families. All sessions are facilitated by our certified PCT trainers.

What: Monthly PCT Community of Practice

When: Every Third Tuesday at 1pm 

Where: on Zoom! Click here to register: Meeting Registration – Zoom (you can register for any of our upcoming sessions) 

Please click here to view the flyer and see the list of upcoming topics. For tomorrow’s session we will discuss Rituals and Routines and how we can dig deeper into this topic to learn how to best support each other and the individuals we support.  

Board of Director’s Special Meeting 3/3 at 6pm

The Board of Directors are meeting on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 6:00 PM via Zoom.

Everyone from the community is welcome to attend. Spanish interpretation will be available at the start of the meeting. If you require assistance to register or if you have any questions, please contact the WRC Board Liaison, Jeanine McCoy, via email at executiveassistant@westsiderc.org

Meeting Packet: Board of Directors Meeting Agenda – March 3, 2021

To register for this meeting, click on this link: https://westsiderc-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_SidzRQ16TsC8ozyiX1Xq9Q

Meeting ID: 990 8482 8464
Passcode:  763604

Spanish Audio (for phone users needing to access the audio in Spanish; no link required)
Call-In Phone #: (669)-900-6833
Meeting ID: 877 853 5247  (no passcode)

La Junta Directiva se reunirá el miércoles 3 de marzo de 2021 a las 6:00 PM a través de Zoom.

Todos son bienvenidos a asistir. Habrá interpretación en español disponible al comienzo la reunión. Si necesita ayuda para registrarse o si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con la Coordinadora de la Junta de WRC, Jeanine McCoy, por correo electrónico a executiveassistant@westsiderc.org

paqurte de reunión de la junta: Board of Directors Meeting Agenda – March 3, 2021

Para registrarse para esta reunión, haga clic en este enlace: https://westsiderc-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_SidzRQ16TsC8ozyiX1Xq9Q

ID de reunión: 990 8482 8464
Código de acceso: 763604

Audio en español (para usuarios de teléfonos que necesiten acceder al audio en español; no se requiere enlace)
Número de teléfono para llamar: (669) -900-6833
ID de reunión: 877 853 5247   (sin contraseña)

What you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine: A town hall for underserved communities

GATEWAY TO HEALTHCARE: Medical Coverage for Youth with Special Needs

DDS Informational Event for Self-Advocates and Families: Saturday 11/21/2020

The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is hosting a Self-Advocate and Family Member Information Event this Saturday, November 21, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

This virtual event will include:

  • updates from DDS,
  • information about Participant-Directed Services (PDS), and
  • an opportunity for DDS to hear from you

This meeting will be presented in Spanish with simultaneous English interpretation.

Click here to register: https://cal-dds.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAtcOurrD0rGtLP2Udr15k60Nht_zOzYCj1