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In the United States 1 in 4 women experience abuse during their lifetimes. Globally, the United Nations reports that up to 70% of women experience some form of gender-based violence in their lifetime (according to country data available).
CWNY facilitated a workshop on October 15 on Parenting School Children in a Pandemic. The presenters, Sandra X.
Pradas Martin, CPC, ELI-MP,Parent & Leadership Coach, and Certified Positive
Discipline Parent Educator, and Joanne Tsianos, Certified Health Coach and Founder of the QueenBee Club, provided parents with strategies to keep calm while interacting with school children, self-care advice for parents who are under stress due to virtual and blended learning, and nutrition tips to keep parents and children healthy during the pandemic.
How do you support a 6-year-old's remote learning and a 3-year-old's needs simultaneously?
How do you get teenage boys into meditation?
Could you repeat this workshop in the evening?
CWNY will be offering an evening parenting workshop soon.
CWNY Hosts FOURTH Korean Women’s Issues Roundtable
Eun-Kyung Kim, Executive Director, YWCA of Queens; Mina Lim, Director of Finance and Operations, Korean American Family Service Center; and Sarah Koppalakonda, Development Officer, Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (KCS) joined Victoria Pilotti, CWNY President, and Malini Shah, CWNY Marketing Committee Chair on September 17 to discuss stalking and instances of local, national and international domestic violence.
The group discussed a case in California of a man who was stalking a woman while she was at home with her husband. The suggestions were for the couple to call local police and local hotlines for crime victims. Too often stalking victims become homicide victims and cases likes these need immediate intervention.
Abuser Confiscates Child’s Passport
We also discussed an international case where a mother fled from domestic violence while visiting her family in India with her young child whose father had confiscated the child's US passport. The mother with the help of local authorities in India was able to extend the child’s overstayed Indian visa while she went through legal channels to obtain custody of her child before returning to America.
Survivor Flees to Another State
The last case discussed involved a woman with her four-year-old son who fled from her abusive husband in Washington, D.C. to New York to live with her sister. Her sister is moving to Canada and the domestic violence survivor is considering returning to her husband in DC with their son. The roundtable agreed that remaining in New York without family support may be very difficult and recommended that the survivor call the hotline. The hotline will connect the survivor to the various internal departments the survivor may need such as legal, housing, and counseling.
How a 24/7 Hotline Operates
The Roundtable discussed how a 24/7 hotline operates. Numerous volunteers are needed to cover the daily shifts and backup shifts. Hotline volunteers work from home after having completed comprehensive training by NYPD DV Unit; family, criminal, and immigration attorneys; social workers with knowledge of housing and NYC Administration for Children’s Services (ACS); and social workers and therapists with experience in substance addictions. The volunteers have monthly continuing education meetings as a group and fellowship meetings so that they are not so isolated in helping victims.
The Roundtable will meet in November and add social workers to CWNY’s discussions with Korean organization leaders.
Please visit YWCA of Queens at ywcaqueens.org, KAFSC at kafsc.org, and KCS at kcsny.org for information on their services.
ART AS THERAPY
CWNY hosted an Art as Therapy webinar on September 26. The presenter, Argie Moutafis-Agelarakis, artist and professor, explored the history and role of Art Therapy, its uses and benefits. The women who established Art Therapy as university programs were discussed as well as how the creative process serves to heal, particularly in times of personal
crisis and turmoil. Participants were encouraged to doodle throughout the presentation and shared their artwork and inspirations at the conclusion.
PowerPoint slides and videos from past webinars can be found on our Past Events web page. Let us know if you have feedback on the webinars, or if you have topic suggestions for future webinars at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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