Events

Mar
20
Sat
Parent Workshop on Consent & Healthy Sexual Development
Mar 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

 

 

Parenting is difficult, especially when it comes to the tough conversations about bodies, consent, and sexuality. This workshop is for parents and guardians of children ages 0-18 who want to know more about what healthy sexual development looks like and messages that experts suggest teaching children. Parents and guardians will also have the opportunity to create their own plan for talking to their child(ren).


Three new opportunities!

Click on a date below to register!

 

Thursday, February 25th    6:00pm-8:00pm

Saturday, March 20th          1:00pm-3:00pm

Monday, March 29th            6:00pm-8:00pm

(Space is limited for this event.)

Mar
29
Mon
Parent Workshop on Consent & Healthy Sexual Development
Mar 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

 

Parenting is difficult, especially when it comes to the tough conversations about bodies, consent, and sexuality. This workshop is for parents and guardians of children ages 0-18 who want to know more about what healthy sexual development looks like and messages that experts suggest teaching children. Parents and guardians will also have the opportunity to create their own plan for talking to their child(ren).


Three new opportunities!

Click on a date below to register!

 

Thursday, February 25th    6:00pm-8:00pm

Saturday, March 20th          1:00pm-3:00pm

Monday, March 29th            6:00pm-8:00pm

(Space is limited for this event.)

Jun
14
Mon
Virtual Talent Competition
Jun 14 @ 8:00 am – Jun 25 @ 5:21 pm

 

Show off your talent in our first Virtual Talent Competition and win prizes!

 

Voting is now open!

Click here to see our submissions and vote for your favorite!

 


  • Vote by donation for your favorite video(s).
  • $1 = 1 vote ($5 minimum)

 


Prizes:

  • 1st Place wins a $100 gift card
  • 2nd Place wins a $50 gift card
  • 3rd Place wins a $25 gift card

Winners will be announced the week of June 28th on Facebook and Instagram!

Nov
18
Thu
Strangulation with Angela Weekes
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Strangulation has been identified as one of the most lethal forms of domestic violence and sexual assault. Unconsciousness may occur within seconds and death within minutes. When domestic violence perpetrators choke (strangle) their victims, not only is this felonious assault, but it may be an attempted homicide. This training will focus on the background of strangulation investigations. We will cover topics such as the mechanism of injury, evidence documentation, working with victims, and scene investigation.

WHEN: November18, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Zoom

COST: FREE
To register, please complete the form below. Email any questions to baileyw@winservices.org

 

 

 

Dec
10
Fri
Adult Victims of Violence: Why Don’t They Know Better?
Dec 10 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

This 6-hour training will address the numerous weapons offenders use to ensure their success, exposing the ways they manipulate their victims and the community,   means they use to get the victim to respond in a way that protects the offender, and the specific weapons they use to camouflage and confuse those investigating and prosecuting sexual offenses. This will include (mis)use of the relationship with the victim, use of alcohol to facilitate rape, institutional abuse and use of status by the offender, and manipulation of victim response to assault (production of “counterintuitive” behavior).

WHEN: December 10, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Zoom

COST: FREE
To register, please complete the form below. Email any questions to baileyw@winservices.org

 

 

 

Mar
27
Sun
WIN Bingo @ American Legion Post #46
Mar 27 @ 11:00 am – 4:30 pm

BINGO WILL TAKE PLACE ON  3/27/22. If you are interested in purchasing a ticket, please contact The American Legion directly. Thank you! 

 

Please consider joining us for a day of Bingo fun! All proceeds benefit our agency and our continued mission to empower all survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault. 

May
6
Fri
Walk A Mile In Her Shoes
May 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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Please join us for our annual Walk A Mile In Her Shoes fundraising/awareness event!

 

When: Friday, May 6
Time: 5 p.m. Registration, Walk from 6 to 7 p.m.
Where: Downtown Chambersburg – starting at King Street Church


 

This year, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is back in person! Join us in downtown Chambersburg to march against sexual violence.

As in previous years, anyone can register to walk and we offer various registration levels!

 

$25 – Walker Registration (males only): includes t-shirt and rental of high heels

$20 – Supporter Registration: includes t-shirt

$15 – Student Registration (under 18): includes t-shirt

 

All registrants are asked to help fundraise by collecting donations from friends, family, co-workers, etc. All of these donations go directly to WIN to provide services for victims of domestic and sexual violence in Franklin and Fulton counties.

 

Click the button below to make a donation to a walker or to the event.

 


To register, fill out the form below:

Jun
16
Thu
Digital Stalking & Other Technology Threats for Victims of Domestic Violence
Jun 16 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

This 6-hour training, provided by Rob Soop, is a unique and eye-opening class for prosecutors, law enforcement, victim
advocates, school personnel and anyone working in the judicial system who wants to
learn more on how everyday technologies are being used (or misused) to avoid or
detect investigations, stalk someone, or learn personal details about a person and
their families. Not only will this class examine and demonstrate how individuals are
unwittingly providing information about themselves and their activities, it will also reveal
the ways perpetrators are accessing the information. Most importantly, the
training provides investigative tools and simple, inexpensive ways to help mitigate that
loss and protect the information.

*Rob Soop is a retired Supervisory Special Agent with the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General Computer Forensics Unit, and the Founder Lead Consultant for Specialized Investigative Consultants.*

WHEN: June 16, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Zoom

COST: FREE
To register, please complete the form below. Email any questions to ericw@winservices.org

 

 

 

Sep
1
Thu
Understanding Trauma
Sep 1 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Understanding trauma and the aftermath is important for anyone who works with victims. When a victim experiences trauma, certain indicators may be present that can offer insight into their behavior. Trauma can also affect a victim’s ability to remember and recall details of the event. When officers are trauma informed, it can minimize the likelihood of re-traumatizing the victim, and promote healing and empowerment. Another crucial area to emphasize is using trauma indicators as evidence, and how we can use this to hold those responsible for the trauma accountable. Misunderstanding trauma can lead to negative outcomes in investigations, and also pose potential long-term, devastating consequences for the victim, future victims, and community.

This training will focus on the brain and body’s response to trauma. We will also be discussing trauma-informed interviewing and talking about strategies to reframe questions in a trauma-informed manner. By the end of the training, participants will also understand the impact of accurate report writing and documenting trauma. We will wrap up with a discussion on vicarious trauma.

*Angela Weekes is a retired law enforcement officer with over 26 years of experience with specialized training in the areas of domestic violence, sexual abuse, and child absuse.*

WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022

WHERE: Zoom

COST: FREE
To register, please complete the form below. Email any questions to ericw@winservices.org

 

 

Oct
14
Fri
Walk A Mile In Her Shoes Waynesboro
Oct 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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Friday, October 14, 2022

Mainstreet Park, Waynesboro
Check-In starts at 5pm
Walk starts at 6pm


 

This year, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is coming to Waynesboro for the very first time!

 


Register as an individual walker or as a team of up to 4 members. Have more than 4 people? Create different teams and make it a challenge!

You also have the option of registering as a walker, supporter, or a student. All registrations come with a Walk a Mile t-shirt. Walker registration is for males only and also includes rental of red high heels. Supporter registration is for women or men who are not able to wear heels but still want to participate. Student registration is for students aged 17 and under and comes with rental of red high heels for males. See registration fees below:


Use the donation collection form (link below). You can also encourage donors to go to winservices.org/wamdonate to make a donation online.

All donations stay local at Women In Need to help us provide services free of charge to victims of domestic and sexual abuse in Franklin and Fulton counties.

Download Donation Form

 


The walk will begin at Mainstreet Park and go to Potomac Street and back. If WIN’s high heels were rented, they can be returned back at the park.

 


Come for the Walk, Stay for the Show!

Join us after the walk for a concert by

Bobby D and the Truckstop Burritos!

The concert will be at Mainstreet Park from 7pm-9pm.

Cover Charge: $5