Violence against indigenous women has reached unprecedented levels on tribal lands and in Alaska Native villages across the US. More than 4 in 5 American Indian and Alaska Native women have experienced violence, and more than 1 in 2 have experienced sexual violence. Native children exposed to violence suffer rates of PTSD three times higher than the rest of the general population. The Ute Mountain Ute Social Services Domestic Violence Program is located on the Ute Mountain Ute reservation and provides healthy relationship courses, support groups, resources and referrals, and advocacy and supportive services to survivors of domestic violence.
International Pronouns Day was on October 16th this year. The purpose of this day is to make respecting, sharing and educating about personal pronouns commonplace. Referring to people by their identified pronouns is basic to human dignity, but many people who identify as transgender or gender-nonconforming are regularly called by the wrong pronouns.
While the Monthly Data Requirement is no more - data must still be collected. Find out more about what information to collect along with tips, templates, and tools for your organization to make it look easy!
Four youth in the Eagles program at Lookout Mountain Youth Services Center spent the day volunteering at the Second Wind Walk/Run, October 5, 2019, in Green Mountain. The Second Wind Fund is a suicide awareness and prevention organization that was founded in 2002. To date, the Second Wind Fund has helped more than 5,600 young people. This is the fifth year that Eagles program youth have been involved with the walk/run.
Many people surviving domestic violence experience a traumatic brain injury - and advocates can refer survivors to no-cost individualized support services! The Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado (BIAC) is available to partner with survivors across Colorado.
We are excited to announce that DVP will be funding a new program on October 1st - Latina Safehouse Initiative. Their mission is to provide bilingual and culturally sensitive services to Latina survivors of domestic violence and their families.
Activity #1 under Outcome #5 Goal #2 of the DVP Statement of Work states that DVP would upload each organization’s policies into the CAFE database and the organization would review the uploaded policies. Our timeline for this activity has changed. Click for more information on this change.
Traumatic experience and substance addictions often go hand in hand. Behavioral health challenges can complicate the path to safety for people surviving domestic violence. Fortunately, Colorado is seeking to break the stigma people face when struggling with an addiction. Celebrating recovery is the focus of a new Recovery Cards project from the Office of Behavioral Health.
Is your organization looking for additional ways to support kids and their caregivers? If so, DVP is seeking four DVP-funded organizations to offer Kids’ Club and Moms Empowerment Program groups in their community.
Engage with advocates from Deaf Overcoming Violence through Empowerment, or DOVE, and gain confidence in your organization's ability to meet the needs of Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled, or Hard of Hearing (DDBDDHH) survivors of domestic violence. Five webinar attendees will be randomly selected to win accessibility materials!
The Office of Behavioral Health is excited to announce the launch of the Forensic Support Team with the hiring of 15 Forensic Navigators, the Program Director Amanda Myers and Program Coordinator Christina O’Niell. This new team will serve as a centralized structure within OBH for stakeholders to assist forensic clients when competency restoration services have been ordered by the court.
Meet Signal Behavioral Health, the Administrative Services Organization contracted to oversee and manage Colorado Crisis Services in Regions 2, 5, and 6. Learn about Signal and its long history of working with OBH to operationalize the delivery of quality behavioral health services in the regions it serves.