YWCA Richmond has been supporting the community since 1887 with services and programs to help families in the Richmond area. Today, YWCA Richmond serves at-risk children with quality, comprehensive childcare and survivors of domestic and sexual violence with rescue, recovery, and life-rebuilding programs that foster emotional, social, and economic stability.

If you’re interested learning from a YWCA Richmond representative, please review the topics below and complete the form at the bottom of the page to submit a request. We ask that you submit your form 3-4 weeks prior to your event date so we have the best opportunity to accommodate your request.

Note: If you are interested in a short overview of a specific topic, like stalking, sexual assault, or domestic violence, the speaker can shorten the general information about YWCA Richmond and focus more on the specific area of interest.

Workshop Topics:

  • Sexual Assault Awareness
  • Domestic & Intimate Partner Violence Awareness
  • Healthy Relationships & Teen Dating Violence Prevention
  • YWCA Richmond 101: Services Overview

YWCA Workshop Descriptions

Domestic Violence & Intimate Partner Violence Awareness
This talk is for groups interested in learning about domestic violence, including the warning signs, barriers to leaving an abusive relationship, and cycle of abuse. This talk also encourages participants to think critically about how domestic violence affects people from different populations and highlights the affects as well as methods to providing help to those individuals who experience violence.

Sexual Assault Awareness
This talk is geared toward groups interested in defining sexual violence, understanding the affects, and learning methods to provide advocacy for survivors. In this talk, we’ll explain the basics of trauma reactions and dispel common myths about sexual violence. We also hope to provide you with information about how to respond appropriately to survivors and become an advocate.

Healthy Relationships & Teen Dating Violence Prevention

This talk is geared toward teen groups interested in defining dating & sexual violence, understanding the affects, and learning methods to having healthy relationships, and provide tips to advocate for survivors. In this talk, we’ll explain dispel common myths, discuss dating violence in the media, and define healthy sexuality.

YWCA Richmond 101
This talk provides information about YWCA Richmond, including a brief history of the organization and an overview of the services and programs we offer to the community. You’ll hear about how our programs have changed over the years to best meet the needs of families and learn how individuals and community groups can become involved and be advocates for families supported by YWCA Richmond.

Resource Tables

Want YWCA Richmond to join you at your fair, trade show or community event? YWCA Richmond empowers community members by providing information about early childhood education, sexual and domestic violence, and resources at events throughout the Richmond region. If you’re interested in having a YWCA Richmond representative present at your event, like a corporate volunteer fair, awareness event, or wellness fair, please complete the request form below to provide us with details.

Request a Speaker

We will do our best to support as many requests as possible, but please do not consider the request approved until we have confirmed our attendance as not all requests can be met. 

Requests made in the comments portion of this page are generally unnoticed by our page moderator. Please submit the speaker request form for consideration.

Thank you for helping us to educate members of our community and advocate for children and survivors of domestic and sexual violence through your request!