Question: I know our organization needs to report to DVP on the number of FVPSA surveys we distribute, but we don’t have a great way to track that so I think our reported numbers may be lower than they actually are. Do you have suggestions for tracking survey distribution?
Within each DVP-funded organization’s Statement of Work are FFY20 activities related to promoting Accessible, Culturally Responsive, and Trauma-Informed (ACRTI) advocacy. In particular, Outcome 5.2.4 calls for organizations to respond to ACRTI questions within the FFY20 Year-End Narrative (which is due October 31, 2020). DVP has received questions regarding what organizations should be doing in order to meet this activity. Click to learn about the two requirements.
Want to ensure your organization is equipped to provide trauma-informed advocacy for deaf and hard of hearing survivors? Then we have some good news for you and your team as there are three fabulous resources available to you - at no cost! Click to learn more!
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.