The Northwest Network (in Seattle) is now offering a series of free webinars on various topics related to domestic violence and beyond. I participated in the first one, which was a powerful combination of DV101 and empowerment model advocacy. They also have a library of on-demand webinars that are directly relevant to any self-defense instructor — among the topics are strangulation injuries, and intimate partner stalkers, and battered women charged with crimes.
From their website: Founded in 1987 by lesbian survivors of battering, the NW Network works to end abuse in our diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities. As an organization founded by and for LGBT survivors, we’re deeply committed to fostering the empowerment of all survivors of abuse. The NW Network increases our communities’ ability to support the self-determination and safety of bisexual, transgendered, lesbian and gay survivors of abuse through education, organizing and advocacy. We work within a broad liberation movement dedicated to social and economic justice, equality and respect for all people and the creation of loving, inclusive and accountable communities.