Joyful Heart Joins Learning Circle with Domestic Violence Groups

Tuesday, 16 May 2017
Los Angeles, California

Joyful Heart was honored to join leading domestic violence organizations in California in November 2016 to form a Learning Circle, convened by the Blue Shield of California Foundation. The Circle came together for six months of facilitated learning sessions to explore each organization's practices that lift up survivor-centered approaches with the purpose of producing a white paper for funders and the field at large. This paper will be a follow-up to the Full Frame Initiative’s 2014 report, How Do Survivors Define Success?, which challenged practitioners and funders to rethink the way survivor services are developed, implemented, and evaluated—and to ask if we are providing services survivors truly want and need.

The Learning Circle worked together to identify common features and approaches that shape their work, and strategized the ways they assess and communicate about these features and approaches.

Thank you to Blue Shield; Rainbow Services; Contra Costa Family Justice Center; Asian Pacific Islander Institute on Gender Based Violence; Sacred Heart; WOMAN Inc.; SAVE; and our skillful and loving facilitators, Audrey Jordan and Shiree Teng, for this opportunity to learn and grow in our shared work of uplifting survivors and their healing.


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