YWCA Billings Empowerment Hours are one-hour virtual gatherings every Wednesday from 1:00 – 2:00pm featuring a variety of topics aimed at empowering victims, survivors, friends, and families with practical information and skills on leading healthy lives free of violence. Each week, one of seven topics will provide information and skills related to the weekly theme. Participants will receive materials to facilitate discussion and to relate each topic to their own lives.
Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)
Types and cycles of abuse, signs of IPV relationships, barriers to leaving
Defining sexual violence, consent in Montana, common responses and concerns, helping family and friends understand
Physical and financial safety, social media and technology, danger assessments, coercive control, Order of Protection
Healthy vs. unhealthy relationships, changing unhealthy relationship beliefs, detaching from damaging relationship boundaries
Healthy vs. healthy coping, guilt vs. shame, mindfulness, distress tolerance, relaxation, safe coping skills packet
Self worth vs self esteem, practicing self- compassion, self evaluation of needs, creating awareness, focusing on your needs
Channeling your Power
Creative activities aimed at compiling strengths, skills, and support from previous topics
For more information, call 252-6303 ext. 119, or visit our social Media Pages!