[September 8, 2020] Sisters Overcoming Abusive Relationships (SOAR) is excited to announce the launch of the Our Voice is Our Power series, a training and event series for survivors by survivors. 

This event series will be sharing valuable knowledge, resources, and information that SOAR members have collectively worked to bring to the community with the purposes of empowering survivors with tools and resources they need to access safety and healing, and creating a community where domestic violence no longer exists. 

We will be offering the following trainings this Fall: 

Financial Literacy 101
Wednesday, September 23 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
Presenter: Susan Greenhalgh, AFC® and President, Mind Your Money, LLC

In partnership together, SOAR and Progreso Latino are happy to welcome Susan Greenhalgh, AFC® for a virtual financial literacy training. This training is open to members of the SOAR task force and program participants of Progreso Latino. This training will be offered in both English and Spanish.

Join us at this training to learn about the basics related to financial literacy. Susan Greenhalgh will discuss practices to improve your relationship to finances, and how your attitude about money can impact you and your relationships. She will also provide a deep dive into understanding credit, including credit card fees, what's in your credit report and how credit scores affect money, employment and housing.  Participants will also spend time getting clear on what your financial goals are and how to achieve them.

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Educación financiera 101
Miércoles 23 de septiembre a partir de las 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Presentadora: Susan Greenhalgh, AFC® y presidenta de Mind Your Money, LLC

En asociación, SOAR y Progreso Latino se complacen en dar la bienvenida a Susan Greenhalgh, AFC® para una capacitación virtual en educación financiera. Esta capacitación está abierta a miembros del grupo de trabajo SOAR y participantes del programa de Progreso Latino. Esta formación se ofrecerá tanto en inglés como en español.

Únase a nosotros en esta capacitación para aprender los conceptos básicos relacionados con la educación financiera. Susan Greenhalgh discutirá las prácticas para mejorar su relación con las finanzas y cómo su actitud sobre el dinero puede afectarlo a usted y a sus relaciones. Ella también brindará una inmersión profunda en la comprensión del crédito, incluyendo las tarifas de las tarjetas de crédito, lo que hay en su informe de crédito y cómo las calificaciones de crédito afectan el dinero, el empleo y la vivienda. Los participantes también dedicarán tiempo a aclarar cuáles son sus metas financieras y cómo lograrlas.

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Fostering Resilience in Children Who Witness
Monday, September 28, 2020 | 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
Presenter: Kayla David, LMFT - Family Service of Rhode Island and Patricia Rivera, SOAR member

Please join us for this training session that will provide an overview of traumatic stress, including witnessing domestic violence, and its impact on children and youth. Participants will learn fundamental skills in identifying symptoms of trauma in youth and trauma-informed approaches that foster resiliency and positive development in youth. We also will discuss the impact of trauma on a child’s functioning across all domains, including brain development and the long-term health impact as described in the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study.

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Overcoming Harmful Financial Behaviors: How Trauma and Harmful Relationships Impact Financial Decision-making
Thursday, October 22, 2020 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
Presenter: Michelle Cortés-Harkins, MSW, CDFA®, CRPC®, Harkins Wealth Management, LLC

Please join us for this workshop to learn how trauma and harmful relationships impact financial decision-making, how to identify and address post-traumatic spending, and how to avoid financial trauma triggers.

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