FCASV Insight October 2020

FCASV Insight October 2020  

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

In the lead up to October, and with the challenges of COVID-19 still present, our programs drew upon their creativity in developing awareness and outreach activities for DVAM.

The staggering number of domestic violence offenses, since the start of the pandemic, continues to rise in Florida. As many survivors are still stricken by the effects of COVID-19, our sexual assault and domestic violence programs knew that raising awareness remains crucial.

Purple pajama parties, walk-a-thon fundraisers, and coffee sessions with advocates are just a few ways our centers have spread awareness this October. All month long, many staff are painting their nails and the whole town purple to spark conversations about domestic violence resources and ways to seek help.

With contact still limited, some programs have created month-long social media challenges and live virtual events to celebrate survivors and make them feel safe. We thank all program staff and advocates for their continuing efforts to provide communication and services to our communities.

Interested in DVAM events around the state? Check out pictures from programs below and a couple of upcoming events.

Another Way Collage

Another Way decorated Levy County in purple.

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Refuge House receiving a proclamation for Domestic Violence Awareness Month from the City of Madison.

Trunk or Treat Levy

Another Way, Inc. is hosting a "Spooktacular Movie Night". Visit their Facebook page for full details.

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Family Life Center's virtual "Walk A Mile In Her Shoes" event. Visit their website for more details.

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Halloween Consent Cards

Despite Halloween looking different this year, the message of consent is always important no matter how you’re celebrating. Please visit our website to save the images for your use on social media. The images are available in both English and Spanish!

A Full Moon is Not a Defense
 
Getting Wrapped Up in the Moment
 
Dracula Bites Without Permission
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FCASV's First Virtual Summit

FCASV was thrilled to host its first-ever virtual conference September 30th - October 2nd. We had attendees from around Florida and some from even further away in other states. The three days included two insightful keynote presentations, more than fifteen training workshops (including two in Spanish), a fun trivia session, different self-care opportunities each day, and a powerful film panel discussion about our highlighted film The Rape of Recy Taylor. Thank you to our wonderful speakers and all those who made the FCASV conference a success! Please enjoy some snapshots from our Seeing & Believing in 2020 Virtual Summit.

We hope to see you all in Orlando at our next in-person Summit, taking place June 15-17th, 2022!

Award Winners 2

Claire Freese, from Sunrise of Pasco County, was awarded FCASV's 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award. Jennifer Rodriguez, from Quigley House, won FCASV's 2020 Outstanding Advocate Award.

Presenters

From left to right: Gretchen Casey, Irene Rodriguez, Haley Morrissette, Dr. Johnanna Ganz

Keynote Speakers

Left to right: Representative Anna Eskamani and Teresa Stafford

 

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FCASV’s 2020 Biennial Summit is behind us, and we are grateful to our dedicated staff, programs, advocates, and participants who made it a great success.

The Summit is a labor of love that brings programs and allies together every two years thanks to the hard work of FCASV's staff. From totally rearranging as a virtual Summit to sending the final thank you notes, and everything in between, FCASV staff members oversee every last detail of preparation and implementation.

In the midst of Summit duties, they never lost sight of their commitment to the anti-sexual violence movement in Florida, providing legal services to victims of sexual violence, responding to technical assistance requests from advocates and community allies, and strategizing ways to improve services for survivors. Thank you to everyone for committing yourselves every day to survivors, programs, and communities!
 

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Resources for Students on Healthy Relationships

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With the new school year in full swing, we reached out to our colleague Robin Graber from the One Love Foundation to offer some resources and guidance for young people as they navigate relationships. "Relationships are everywhere. They’re in the movies and TV shows we watch. They’re in the music we listen to. They’re all over social media. But just because they’re everywhere doesn’t mean they’re perfect. In fact, nobody’s relationship is perfect. What matters is whether they’re healthy. We all can learn to #LoveBetter and build healthier relationships."

One Love offers online video content and film-based trainings along with discussion guides to help spark conversations and empower young people. The website also features 10 Signs of Healthy Relationships and 10 Signs of Unhealthy Relationships.

To check out One Love’s trainings and materials for your use working with students and young people, please visit www.joinonelove.org.

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Upcoming Trainings

Advocate Meeting: Outreach and Advocacy to Incarcerated Survivors

10/30
Via Zoom

This meeting will focus on starting and sustaining outreach to incarcerated survivors.

Please note: This meeting is for advocates from certified sexual assault programs ONLY.

For more information about this training, please visit fcasv.org.

40 Hour Adult/Adolescent SANE Training

11/30 - 12/04
Punta Gorda, FL

The 40 hour SANE Training is geared toward medical professionals: APRNs, RNs, physician assistants and physicians. It is an approved International Association of Forensic Nurses course which adheres to the National Training Standards for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examiners for adults and adolescents.

For more information about this training, please visit fcasv.org.

40 Hour Adult/Adolescent SANE Training

2/22/2021 - 2/26/2021
Melbourne, FL

The 40 hour SANE Training is geared toward medical professionals: APRNs, RNs, physician assistants and physicians. It is an approved International Association of Forensic Nurses course which adheres to the National Training Standards for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examiners for adults and adolescents.

For more information about this training, please visit fcasv.org.

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This project was supported by subgrant No. COHK4 awarded by the state administering office for the STOP Formula Grant Program. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the state or the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.