November 19, 2018 Dear Members,Colleagues, and Friends, It’s a reflective time of year. A time when we contemplate all that we are grateful for and think about what has filled us with inspiration and hope this past year. Here at Violence Free Colorado, we have been thinking about our Members, and how thankful we are for the programs and individuals who are daily making a difference in the lives of those impacted by relationship violence.
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Violence Free Colorado is profiled in The National Network to End Domestic Violence's (NNEDV) Meet a Coalition feature this month! Through this regular feature, NNEDV introduces readers to the work of state coalitions on the issue of relationship violence. See Violence Free Colorado's profile at: https://nnedv.org/meet-violence-free-colorado/
Check out this year's resources! And join us for our Kick Off event at Woods Boss Brewing on October 1st. It's the first annual Not OK No k! Click here for more info...
Each year, Violence Free Colorado recognizes and promotes excellence in domestic violence victim advocacy throughout Colorado by presenting to outstanding individuals and organizations a Purple Ribbon Award. This year, we honored: Emily Osan of the San Miguel Resource Center as the Outstanding Domestic Violence Victim Advocate Flora Archuleta of San Luis Valley Immigrant Resource Center as the Outstanding Leadership in Victim Advocacy Pam Maass of the Gold Law Firm as the Outstanding Community Ally Alliance
Check out Violence Free Colorado’s newest OLC Courses: Survivors with Disabilities This course is an introduction to working with Survivors with disabilities who have or are experiencing domestic violence. It is a broad overview which should lead to a basic understanding of working with Survivors with disabilities. The course provides an overview of the many community resources available to assist you and Survivors and prepares you to dig deeper into this area of your advocacy
In honor of our 40th year, we are transitioning from CCADV to Violence Free Colorado, a name that reflects the future we are dedicated to building. We will continue to make updates to our website as we transition to our new name... stay tuned!
Check out Violence Free Colorado’s newest OLC Courses: Introduction to LGBTQ Domestic Violence This course begins with the basics of working with LGBTQ Survivors. It includes a discussion about terminology and the every-changing use of language. It provides an overview of domestic violence in LGBTQ relationships and a glimpse at the challenges Survivors face. It is not meant to cover every aspect of this topic and should not be the end of your attempts to
Check out Violence Free Colorado's newest OLC Course: Understanding Public Benefits Description: Advocates often find themselves working with Survivors who may want to apply for, or are already receiving, public benefits. The process of applying for public benefits can be overwhelming and advocates can do much to support Survivors through the experience. This course provides a broad overview of public benefits and can serve as a guide for advocates. The more advocates can learn about
A message from Violence Free Colorado's Executive Director as we look back on 2017: "This year has brought incredible challenges to our communities and country, and as advocates, we are made for these times. In these times of great struggle, we remain a collective movement that values respect, equity and fairness, social change activism, inclusion, accountability and transparency, love and compassion, diversity, community, empowerment, self-determination, and hope and optimism." Read more...
The Question: Does domestic violence increase during the winter holiday season(the time period beginning the week of Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day)? The Answer: No The holidays can be stressful, but domestic violence is not caused by stress. It is caused by the choice of one partner to control and dominate the other.