SFC undertakes several efforts to continue building community dialogue about gender-based violence, and appropriate response.
Focus Groups and Storytelling
Our ongoing community education campaigns seek to demystify and destigmatize all issues: only through healthy conversations can build healthy communities and families. SFC concluded a year-long Survivor-Centered Advocacy Project, in partnership with the Asian Pacific Islander Institute on Gender-Based Violence (API-GBV). Participants of focus groups and storytelling interviews included survivors of gender-based violence, as well as, community members who regularly work (formally or informally) with survivors of violence. The findings have been circulated by API-GBV nationally; presented to anti-violence organizations across California; and released as a report, in English and Punjabi, returning the knowledge collected back to our community.
College Workshops: Creating Healthy Boundaries
The college workshops are designed from a multicultural lens, and the objectives are to reflect on gender disparities, understand boundaries, and healthy relationships in relation to consent.
Workshop-in-a-Box! Interested in facilitating a workshop at your college? Your gurudwara? Your camp? Contact us for details!
Teen Workshops: Preparing for a Healthy Balance
Our empowerment workshops provide teens with the opportunity to discuss different career possibilities; explore “college culture”; and learn how to set healthy boundaries and develop coping mechanisms.
Our workshops encourage youth to seek help and share information and resources with others. They are co-facilitated by trained peer counselors who can provide crisis intervention, emotional support, and referrals.
Interested in facilitating a workshop near you? Contact us for details, including a Teen Workshop Facilitation Guide!