Every month we offer 2-3 webinars focused on a topic or issue that is relevant, timely, and rooted in the the most pressing health-related issues faced by communities in Philadelphia. Webinars are free to those in the general public. We ask professionals working for an agency or those who are getting CEUs to pay a small fee of $40. This goes toward providing honoraria to our speakers.
This webinar is a powerful testimonial about the journey of motherhood, relationships, and the quest to empower others through the lessons learned after her own diagnosis. This presentation aims to create a brave space of love, and self-acceptance after a positive diagnosis. It aims to dispel myths, and breakdown stereotypes in an effort to get to a place of ‘Agape Love’.
Lynette Trawick , I am U
Lynette Trawick is a Christian, a wife, a mother of 11 and a Kingdom Entrepreneur with a deep passion and desire to serve her community in many different aspects, especially in the growth of our youth. She volunteers her time mentoring the youth at her church, Mt. Enon Baptist Church, and organizations such as Youth Angel Scholars, Camp Bright Feathers, and more. She has a large heart, full of love that she wants to give.
Lynette is the founder of I Am U, an organization that strives to uplift women who have faced (or are currently facing) domestic violence and/or living with a positive HIV diagnosis. Lynette has facilitated and co-facilitated over 50 workshops to over 2000 attendees on topics varying from HIV/AIDS, healthy relationships, abstinence, and others to a variety of audiences, ranging from teenagers to seniors; both faith based and non-faith based. She has been a panelist at AIDS Delaware World AIDS Day, conducted training sessions for Philadelphia’s WIC Staff, and she was also a panelist at The Red Pump Foundation’s national Tour, Cupcakes and Condoms. She is currently writing her first book which is due to be released in April 2017.
Daniel Trawick , The H.O.M.I.E. Foundation
Daniel Trawick is a Christian, Husband, father of 11, Entrepreneur, Speaker and Philanthropist. Trawick is the founder of the non-profit organization, The H.O.M.I.E. Foundation, which focuses on strengthening and building his community, then reaching communities all across the nation. H.O.M.I.E. stands for Helping Others Make It Everyday and Trawick uses that approach to make a huge impact in mentoring the youth, building stronger relationships with families and engaging in community service activities to create an environment built around love and giving back. Trawick has also facilitated and co-facilitated over 50 workshops to over 2000 attendees on topics varying from HIV/AIDS, healthy relationships, abstinence, and others to a variety of audiences, ranging from teenagers to seniors; both faith based and non-faith based. He has been a panelist at AIDS Delaware World AIDS Day, conducted training sessions for Philadelphia’s WIC Staff, and was a panelist at The Red Pump Foundation’s national Tour, Cupcakes and Condoms.
This webinar discusses the intersection of HIV and IPV among female identified individuals. It will discuss resources available to people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) who are also experiencing IPV. This presentation is geared towards PLWHA, HIV/AIDS care providers and professionals in allied fields.
Rebecca Alvarez, LCSW
In addition to lecturing in the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice, Rebecca Alvarez, LCSW, MEd, worked as a psychotherapist in private practice and as the Clinical Educator at Women Against Abuse. She trained students, clients, and professionals about social work theory, intimate partner violence, and trauma. She had previously served as the Mental Health Counselor at Einstein Healthcare Network’s Immunodeficiency Center (IDC) in North Philadelphia by providing therapeutic services to diverse adult populations living with HIV/AIDS. The IDC (est. 1996) delivers comprehensive primary and specialty outpatient treatment with a range of holistic support services.Trained in Clinical Social Work and Human Sexuality at Widener University, she began working in the field of sexuality in 2005. Armed with academic and lived experience, she co-founded the queer sex education collaborative ScrewSmart (est. 2009) which brought pleasure-focused workshops and events to participants throughout the country. Rebecca is passionate about integrating sexuality into patient-centered care and to this end, she founded an LGBT Committee at Einstein Medical Center, taught as a Gynecological Teaching Associate for medical students, developed curriculum, and facilitated small groups for the American Medical Student Association’s Sexual Health Scholars Program, and served as a board member for the Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health in Rhode Island.
Zoe Nesin, Women In Transition
Zoe Nesin is the Community Education Coordinator at Women In Transition, one of the oldest women’s service organization in the United States which provides supportive counseling services for women experiencing domestic violence and substance abuse. She has a B.A. in Women’s Studies from Temple University and has lived in the Philadelphia area for more than ten years. Zoe’s professional experience includes working as a crisis counselor on the Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline, a phone counselor on the LifeLine, and as a veterinary nurse. As Community Education Coordinator, Zoe designs and facilitates trainings for social service providers, health care workers, teachers, students and the general community regarding the linkages between intimate partner violence, substance abuse, child abuse and community violence. She conducts safety, self-defense and assertiveness trainings for women, girls and other targets for gender-based violence. She is also an organizer of the March To End Rape Culture
Credits Available: CHES, Nursing