Trainings & Classes

AJC offers Know Your Rights trainings throughout the year. 

Twice a year we present a non-legal course aimed at interrupting patterns of abuse and equipping folks with skills to create healthy relationships. This 6-week course is called the Relationship Skills Class (RSC).  We occasionally adapt the RSC curriculum to suit clients’ needs, including a lunch break crash course and weekend retreats.  Information about all these classes will be posted below. 

Relationship Skills Class

  *** Note: The application for the Winter 2018 Session has closed. You may fill out the form below to be notified of future offerings. ***

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Whether you heard of it through friends or via our Facebook page, this is where you can apply to study relationship skills that can help change how you relate not only with intimate or romantic partners, but also your friends, families and acquaintances.

The Arkansas Justice Collective's relationship skills class (RSC) is a six-week course that builds the skills useful for healthy relationships.  We are using much of the curriculum created by The NW Network in Seattle; and topics will include: identifying values, accountability, expectations and negotiation, boundary setting, strengthening support networks, and more.  

Patrick Yang and Stephen Coger co-facilitate the RSC at least twice a year.

Patrick Yang is a queer social worker and recent transplant from Austin. He has five years' experience working in a variety of areas, including trauma, HIV, LGBTQIA+ youth, homelessness, substance use, child abuse, and intimate partner violence. Stephen Coger is a queer artist and attorney. As a student of the Relationship Skills Class, Stephen recognized the value of the curriculum to increase positive connections and decrease intimate partner violence.

If you would like to apply for the class, please complete all the fields below.  Please note that 100% attendance is strongly encouraged; and, if you have a conflict with more than one class, please do not apply so that someone else can have the fullest experience.  The total cost of all 6 weeks is $80; but, if you cannot pay, just let us know and if you are selected for this series, someone else will sponsor you.  

You will need to be able to arrive five minutes early for class to sign in and get situated.  Class begins at 6 PM and will go until just after 8 PM, on the these Tuesdays in 2018: February 6, 13, 20 & 27, and March 6 & 13.  The class is open to all ages, and the venue is wheelchair accessible.  The classes are held at ElderTree in Fayetteville; the address is 2610 N Old Wire Rd, Fayetteville, AR 72703.

Please note that the class size is limited to 10. Since more people apply than are able to attend, if you are not selected for the Winter 2018 class, then please apply again for future courses.

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While this course was designed by lesbian survivors of violence to benefit LGBTQIA2S+ communities, straight and cisgender people are also encouraged to apply.