Train the Trainer REDFLAG Summer Boot Camp 2016

We recently held our Train the Trainer REDFLAG Summer Boot Camp at the Kalispel Golf & Country Club on July 22-23rd. We had 8 wonderful women participate in our training, including individuals in public and private education, philanthropy, and we even had two ladies visiting from Arizona!

Our 2-day REDFLAG training aims to prepare compassionate individuals to teach the 7-week REDFLAG curriculum and inspire them to combat dating abuse in their own communities. Following the training, we provide ongoing support and technical assistance to our trainers, so they have what they need to replicate our training wherever they might live. Our train the trainer model uniquely positions us to expand our dating abuse curriculum across borders and reach even more youth.

We’d like to thank these incredible women for “making a statement” to end dating abuse!

To learn more about our Train the Trainer program or to find out about any upcoming trainings, please contact us.

 

Statement Wins 2016 AGORA Award

We are sincerely humbled after receiving the 2016 AGORA Award for Business Excellence in the Small Nonprofit category. What an honor to stand alongside so many other nonprofits who are doing some amazing work in our community.

So what exactly is an AGORA? In ancient Athens, Agora was the marketplace where merchants gathered to sell their goods. Over the past 30 years, more than 400 members of the regional business community have gathered to celebrate business excellence throughout the greater Spokane area. This is a chance for the public and our chamber, Greater Spokane Incorporated, to recognize each of the businesses and nonprofits for the important role they play in the community and for contributing to the region’s economic growth.

We attended the awards ceremony on June 1st, which took place at the beautiful Davenport Grand Hotel. This year’s awards had a 1930s theme and was titled “31-derful Years of Business Excellence.” There was a great turnout with many of the attendees all gussied up in fabulous clothing from the era. We had a blast!

Check out our video spotlight from the awards ceremony:

Here are some photos from the evening:

Thank you to our board, family, and friends for your support in our journey to combat dating abuse. Special thank you to Greater Spokane Incorporated for hosting this wonderful event!

Making a Statement in Schools

Mead High School 2016

One of Statement’s long-term goals is to be an integral part of the school health curriculum and teach our dating abuse prevention program during school hours. We have made our first leap toward that goal this spring. In May, Mead High School invited Statement to teach a 2-day dating abuse class to more than 120 freshmen and sophomore students. Their feedback is clear: this curriculum is needed in schools.

“Thank you for spreading awareness. I didn’t know about all the different forms of abuse and how it presents itself. Your time with the class just reassures that we are valuable and priceless and we deserve to be who we are.”

“It was great. There was a lot of good information. What would make it even better would be if it was geared equally to guys as well as girls, but I know you’re working on it :)”

“I wish that I would’ve known this information a long time ago so I could’ve realized my boyfriend of that time was abusive and I was able to get out of that long before I did.”

We look forward to expanding our program to a full-unit segment within the school setting in 2017. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter to stay in the loop about our programs!

REDFLAG Program Wins Grant from Women Helping Women Fund

We are so thankful to have received a grant from the Women Helping Women Fund for our REDFLAG program to help young women in our community recognize their value and potential, and build strengths to avoid unhealthy relationships.

In May, we had a fabulous time attending the 24th Annual Women Helping Women Luncheon. Statement was even featured in a video spotlight as part of the programming, which means that more than 2,000 people in attendance heard about our REDFLAG program! Watch the video from the luncheon below.

We are excited for what’s to come in the next year thanks to our partnership with the WHW Fund!