April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Child Abuse Prevention Month; please provide us feedback on the proposed DVP Rule revisions; announcing the 2017 Annual Report; review FVPSA Updates; CAFE Q&A; Outcome #5 FAQ; learn about some changes with the Site Visit Process; learn more about DVP-funded programs.
This Monthly Alert has the following topics: March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, Training & Webinar Opportunities, CAFE Q&A, DVP Requirements Corner, and Making Connections - Site Visits to learn more about DVP-funded programs.
February was Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and CDHS will continue to address dating violence year-round. The Domestic Violence Program (DVP), together with the Tony Grampas Youth Services (TGYS) Unit in the Division of Child Welfare, support many community-based programs throughout Colorado that work directly with youth experiencing dating violence and implement programs designed to prevent dating violence. Below is a description of one such program funded by both DVP and TGYS.
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month. It is a national effort by activists, community leaders, and national and local organizations, to raise awareness about dating abuse, to promote programs that support young people, and to encourage communities to prevent this form of abuse. Here is a spotlight on how Colorado is addressing Teen Dating Violence.
Join DVP, Survivors Organizing for Liberation (SOL), and Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence (SPAN) to learn more about the FVPSA requirements and considerations in implementing this policy. You will hear from other programs that have already started working with all genders and orientations including their triumphs and struggles: https://domesticviolenceprogram.adobeconnect.com/pfa50ft8yosq/
In the February Alert, DVP is looking for feedback on the RFP and Contracting Process. We also want to make sure that funded programs sign up for the All Gender Access to Services Webinar and take the time to review the recorded webinar for the Needs Assessment Pilot Report.
Safe Shelter of St. Vrain Valley has launched a mobile advocacy services project that has been designed to expand its public awareness and free confidential services to survivors of domestic violence (DV) with the help of its community partners. The program will focus on members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer/questioning (LGBTQ) community, seniors, people with disabilities and those who identify as Latin@.
Are you interested in advancing the work of domestic violence advocacy programs in Colorado? In 2018, DVP looking for stakeholders to join the DVP Advisory Committee.