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It's almost that time of year again - back to school! This hectic time in August is a frenzy for parents trying to plan back to school activities, school shopping for clothes and supplies, and enrollment. When you are signing your kids up for sports activities, be sure to remember one very important tip - keep them hydrated! Dehydration is one of the biggest dangers in kid's sports.
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!
Have you ever been out of town and realized your plates are about to expire?
Do you have family members away from home in Colorado at college and the plates on the car is about to expire?
What can you do?