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Internet study on the physical activity attitudes among diverse ethnic groups of middle-aged women

Dr. Eun-Ok Im of the Nursing School of the University of Texas at Austin is conducting an Internet study on attitudes about physical activity among ethnically diverse groups of middle-aged women (40-60 Y/O). If you would like to participate in the study, please click on the link below.

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Study Volunteers Needed
Effect of Yoga on Weight, Quality of Life and Fatigue in Breast Cancer Patients Study

A study to test the effectiveness of yoga on quality of life, fatigue and weight change in women diagnosed with breast cancer. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center seeks 60 local women to test an innovative approach for the treatment of cancer-related fatigue and weight gain. By participating in this study, women can play an important role in helping researchers examine whether yoga improves quality of life and potentially decreases the risk of breast-cancer recurrence. Contact: (206) 667-6818, or

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WSCADV Distance Learning Course "Thinking Shelter"

This course is designed for anyone working (paid or volunteer) in a domestic violence shelter program. This course is also specifically designed to support participation in the new Shelter Management Learning Network project.
Learn about shelter rules, baseline regulations for DV shelters, and the battered women's movement. Free.

Contact Judy Chen at or (206) 389-2515, x106.
Contact Sandi Winters: or 360-586-1022 x101

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SPD Victim Support Team Volunteer Training

Seattle Police Department's only volunteer program, the Domestic Violence
Victim Support Team (VST), is currently accepting applications for its upcoming 50-hour training academy.

VST is a unique partnership between community volunteers and the Seattle Police Department. The program is designed to address the gap in services during the weekend to domestic violence victims between the time patrol officers respond to a call to the time advocates, detectives, and prosecutors make contact with the victim for follow up. VST volunteers provide crisis intervention, emergency resources and referrals to domestic violence victims and their children on the weekend in the time immediately following police response to a 911 domestic violence call.

The next training academy is scheduled from October 6 - November 10, and it takes place each Saturday from 9-5 during this time). After completion of Academy, VST Volunteers serve one eight (8) hour shift per month, and attend one two (2) hour meeting each month.

Contact: Monika Kinsman, (206) 615-0892

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Sapna Magazine

Sapna Magazine is an online women's magazine for women of South Asian
(Desi) descent. Articles include topics relating to beauty, fashion and relationships.

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Tiene usted 18 a nos de edad o m as? ?Es usted de origen mexicano? ?Vive dentro o cerca de la ciudad de Seattle? !NECESITAMOS SU AYUDA! Venga a participar en un grupo de enfoque sobre la comunidad Latina y sobre temas de salud para la mujer. Puede ganar $30 por su participaci on en el grupo de enfoque y $30 por una entrevista individual si es seleccionada.
Attention Latinas Are you 18 years of age or older? Are you of Mexican descent? Do you live in or around the Seattle area? WE NEED YOU! Come and participate in a study on community issues and health among Latinas. You may earn $30 for participation in a focus group discussion and $30 for an individual interview (if selected) Call (206) 543-9151 This research study is sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health, and will be conducted at the University of Washington .

Contact: Felicity Abeyta 206-616-5522 Direct 206-685-2489 Phone 206-543-9063 Fax Website: University of Washington School of Medicine, Office of Multicultural Affairs 1959 NE Pacific Street T-545 Box 357430 Seattle, WA 98195-7430

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Breast Cancer Research Volunteers Needed
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

The Center aims to recruit 226 Seattle-area women, age 18 to 60, who are willing to participate in 10 two-hour workshops. Participants also will be asked to complete a set of questionnaires, give blood and saliva samples, and receive two Hepatitis A vaccinations. The goal of the study see how stress-reduction workshops can help women with a family history of breast cancer manage their everyday stresses and cancer-risk concerns. Specifically, the study will teach women scientifically proven stress-management techniques (such as mindfulness, meditation, and guided imagery), coping strategies (such as anger management and assertiveness training) and information on health behaviors that can lower breast-cancer risk. All participants will receive a set of CDs with relaxation exercises, a tote bag and a workbook filled with stress-management techniques taught in the classes.

For more information, contact: (206) 667-7267or e-mail

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Breast Cancer Research

Joining the Sister Study is a powerful way to do something that will make a difference in breast cancer research. Sister Study researchers and participants want to find the causes of breast cancer so that future generations, including our daughters, granddaughters and nieces don't have to experience the disease. A nationwide effort to learn how our environment and genes affect the chances of getting breast cancer, the Sister Study is conducted by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, one of the National Institutes of Health, of the US Department of Health and Human Services. Sign up, Sister!

Visit or call toll free 1-877-4SISTER (877-474-7837). Deaf/Hard of Hearing call 1-866-TTY-4SIS (866-889-4747).

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Domestic Violence Assistance in Spanish
DAWN-Domestic Abuse Women’s Network

DAWN provides free support group, victim advocacy, and community outreach in English and Spanish. DAWN also offers training for volunteers, social workers, and community agents in Spanish and English. This training meets or exceeds the W.A.C. requirements for Domestic Violence Advocates.

Phone (425) 656-4305 x232
Toll Free (877) 465-7234
Fax (425) 656-4309
PO Box 88007 , Tukwila , WA 98138

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Free and low-cost preschool available in southeast and
southwest Seattle

Seattle Step Ahead Preschool and Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) still have free or reduced-cost spaces available for children in southeast and southwest Seattle this year.

These preschools help children get ready for kindergarten academically, socially and physically and the preschools involve parents and honor a wide diversity of cultures and languages.

To be eligible, a family must live in Seattle and have a child who was 4 years old by August 31, 2006. For ECEAP, a family of four earning up to $22,000 per year is eligible, and for Step Ahead, a family of four earning up to $60,000 annually is eligible.

For more information call 386-1050.

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"YWCA/Dress for Success"

The YWCA/Dress for Success Seattle Community Advisory Board is looking for volunteers and to add cultural diversity to its Advisory Board. This is a nation-wide organization (locally managed by the downtown YWCA) that provides appropriate clothing and career support services for women transitioning into the workforce - women who are on a path to self-sufficiency. The program served over 2400 women, of that, a large portion of women of color (more than 50%), in the Seattle/King County area in 2005 and they plan to increase their capacity in 2006.

Information:, . Or Jeannine Ryan Director, at 425.681.5667 or at

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The YWCA GirlsFirst program

The YWCA GirlsFirst program seeks a diverse group of compassionate and
life-experienced women to be volunteers. YWCA GirlsFirst is a
year-long leadership program for high school girls of color facing
social and economic barriers in King County. This is a unique
opportunity for you to make a difference in the community by helping
teens define and achieve their personal goals.The roles include volunteer mentors,
leadership committee members, career exploration supporters and intern employers.
Time commitment varies and training and support are provided.

Information If you are interested, please call
206-461-4443 or email

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Men's Network Against Domestic Violence First Newsletter!

We are pleased to present the first edition of The Men’s Roll Call. The Roll Call is written to inspire and support men in doing their part to end violence.

The newsletter can be downloaded from our website.

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A free Support Group for Women of Color Who Have Experienced Sexual Assault2 hour weekly facilitated discussion between survivors of sexual assault, integrating liberation-based education and a critical exploration of surviving and thriving. Contact CARA: (206) 322-4856, ext. 103 or xandra@cara-seattle.orgAll mixed race, women of color, transgendered people of color, low-income survivors, queer survivors, and survivors with disabilities are welcome.

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Grants and Scholarships for Women with Disabilities:
The Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation (ELA) provides grants to non-profit organizations and scholarship for women with a physical disability who are pursuing graduate studies at a university in the United States. They are especially looking for women who are involved in the disability community in their local area. More information at

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The Women's Programs at Highline Community College
It offers academic counseling, parenting support, WorkFirst services, ESL and resume workshops, computer classes, job search, and tuition assistance.

Call 206-878-3710 ext 3340 to learn more.

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Pathways for Homemakers in Transition The Pathway for Women YWCA offers help with job search strategies, education and training. These programs are offered through Pathways for Women YWCA in Lynnwood, Edmonds Community College Women's Program, Everett Community College Women's Center, Shoreline Community College and the Everett Public Library.

For more information call 425-774-9843 ext 234.

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WA Prescription Drug Program Discount Card

The WPDP Discount Card is a free prescription drug discount program created at the request of Governor Gregoire. It is similar to a grocery store club card where discounts are taken off at the point of sale. It is open to all Washington State residents who are uninsured or whose health insurance does not cover prescription drugs. There are no other eligibility requirements or fees to join.
You can enroll on-line at or by calling 1-800-913-4146. Mail order and specialty pharmacy services are also available through the program.

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