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What Goals are Colorado Organizations Setting for DVP?

Woman on Computer2.jpgIs your organization still deciding on your ACRTI goal for FFY20? Need some inspiration? Look no further! DVP has launched a new Alert segment titled “Organization Spotlight” to take a closer look at some Colorado organizations who have shared their ACRTI goal(s) with DVP. We asked representatives from the organizations to answer some questions about their goal-setting process. 

Outcome #5 in FFY20: Setting an ACRTI goal & FAQs

ACRTI Cover.PNGWithin 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. 

CDHS Employees Donate Items to Ute Mountain Ute Domestic Violence Program

UMUT DVP Brochure page 1.PNGViolence 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. 


The Importance of Pronouns

Pronoun Day.pngInternational 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.