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.
Study Volunteers Needed
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.fhcrc.org/science/phs/yoga
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
SPD Victim Support Team Volunteer Training
Seattle Police Department's only volunteer program, the Domestic Violence
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, email@example.com (206) 615-0892
Sapna Magazine is an online women's magazine for women of South Asian
ATENCI ON LATINAS
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.
Contact: Felicity Abeyta 206-616-5522 Direct 206-685-2489 Phone 206-543-9063 Fax firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.myomca.org University of Washington School of Medicine, Office of Multicultural Affairs 1959 NE Pacific Street T-545 Box 357430 Seattle, WA 98195-7430
Breast Cancer Research Volunteers Needed
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 is.to 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 email@example.com
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 http://www.sisterstudy.org or call toll free 1-877-4SISTER (877-474-7837). Deaf/Hard of Hearing call 1-866-TTY-4SIS (866-889-4747).
Domestic Violence Assistance in Spanish
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.
Free and low-cost preschool available in southeast and
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.
"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.
The YWCA GirlsFirst program
The YWCA GirlsFirst program seeks a diverse group of compassionate and
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.orgAll mixed race, women of color, transgendered people of color, low-income survivors, queer survivors, and survivors with disabilities are welcome.
Grants and Scholarships for Women with Disabilities:
The Women's Programs at Highline Community College
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
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.