DVP is pleased to share the work of funded community-based advocacy organizations who serve survivors of domestic violence and their families throughout Colorado. Click below to learn more.
Click below to read a message from Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence regarding the closing of SOL and BSeedz has had on LGBTQI communities, particularly Queer-Trans-Black-Indigenous-People-of-Color (QTBIPoC) and QueerTrans-People-of-Color (QTPoC) and the three separate “Listening Circles” that will be convened in September.
DVP is excited to announce changes in the way that we monitor funded organizations. DVP monitors funded organizations to ensure quality programming, sound fiscal management, and adherence to Federal Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) requirements, State rules, and CDHS contract terms. Click below to learn more about these changes.
At the end of every Federal Fiscal Year (FFY), funded programs must complete the Family Violence Prevention & Services Act (FVPSA) Year-End Report. This includes general organization information, programming specifics, and a chance to share survivor stories and other information to highlight your work and survivor realities. Click below to view the form and learn more.
DVP recently hosted a webinar with the Children’s Wellness Center of Colorado regarding an evidence-based intervention, Kids Club and Mom’s Empowerment Program, that is designed for community-based organizations to promote strong bonds between survivors and their children and to support children who have experienced domestic violence in the home.
Click below to get the link for the webinar and learn more.
DVP is excited to announce that we have recently contracted with Ashley Wilson, MPH of AKWilson Consulting and Mozhdeh Bruss, PhD, MPH, RD of Alarus Development International, LLC who consult together to provide evaluation and non-profit development. Major areas of expertise for this team include community-based projects, public health, social support services, domestic violence evaluation, youth prevention program evaluation, and community mapping. This evaluation team will provide training and technical assistance to DVP-funded organizations on evaluation topics and the implementation of MOVERS, so this is also a reminder to complete the Data Collection Guiding Questions Discussion and the anonymous survey!
In May 2019, DVP announced free health and wellness resources for DVP-funded organizations including a Reproductive Coercion Toolkit, First Aid Kits, and Web Cams. DVP has put together these kits and will distribute them to funded organizations in August and September at trainings, site visits, and via snail mail.
To know more about how to use the Reproductive Coercion Toolkits, Violence Free Colorado hosted a “Supporting Reproductive Health in DV Programs” webinar in partnership with Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
As a reminder, DVP-funded organizations must complete at least two activities related to the ACRTI deliverables in the FFY19 Statement of Work:
- One or more staff will attend an ACRTI-themed training
- One or more staff will review a DVP ACRTI Benchmarks document
The Year-End Narrative (which is due October 31, 2019) will ask each organization to attest to having completed these activities.
The mission of the Sexual Violence Prevention (SVP) Program at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is to work with diverse communities to increase health and safety by addressing the root causes of sexual violence through primary prevention strategies that impact the environments where Coloradans live, work, learn and play. Beginning in 2019, the SVP Program began funding programs to address community-level factors that impact the neighborhood, school systems, workplaces and other organizational settings to prevent sexual violence. These programs are part of the Violence and Injury Prevention Network.
A strong bond with a caregiving adult is the number one resiliency factor for children. How can advocacy organizations support strong bonds between survivors and their children? How can children be supported through the domestic violence they have experienced? An evidence-based intervention, Kids Club and Mom’s Empowerment Program, is designed for precisely these goals and can be provided at community-based organizations. Training and technical assistance on this program is now available to Colorado organizations at no cost!