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Violence Free Colorado's Monthly eNewsletter
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August is ...

a look at equity in education
The upcoming school year will look very different for many families. Efforts to send students back to school in the midst of a pandemic are raising questions of equity in education for parents and students alike.
Parents from marginalized communities are often unable to work from home and lack the privilege to homeschool their children. Students without reliable internet access at home can miss out on valuable online educational tools, and may have to navigate public wi-fi services to finish homework. And internet and computers can be cost prohibitive to families who can't afford them for their children. 
The normal we know no longer exists - and "normal" was never accessible to everyone in the first place. Supporting education for students of all abilities, socioeconomic status and identities should be prioritized for the success of our communities. 


Learning at Home: U.S. Department of Education Resources, including quizzes, games, activities and lessons for stay-at-home learning
Black Kids Can't Wait: a series of Facebook videos on issues surrounding Black children and education
Speak Up United Parents: a grassroots organization of parents who want a more powerful voice in education policy
Teaching Tolerance: a group dedicated to helping teachers and schools educate children and youth to be active participants in a diverse democracy with programming that emphasizes anti-bias and social justice 
National Center for Learning Disabilities fact sheets: a compilation of fact sheets from the U.S. Department of Education in response to questions and concerns from educators and families on how to serve students with disabilities during the COVID-19 outbreak

Coalition Updates

Liz Stuewe
Training and TA Manager

Training and TA Update

Upcoming Brown Bags:
August Brown Bag webinar: noon, Aug. 11
Working with People with Lived Experience
Register today
Organizations need effective strategies that encourage productive collaboration that centers survivor expertise. This presentation will offer best practices for capacity building within organizations to best support and engage with survivors in advocacy and organizing spaces. 
September Brown Bag webinar: noon, Sept. 8
Human Trafficking in Colorado - Intersections with Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Register today
This training explores root causes of human trafficking crimes and its intersecting identities, vlunerabilities, and social and system inequalities that can lead to trafficking. 
Other trainings:
Naloxone/Narcan in Domestic Violence Programs
10 a.m. Aug. 25
This training provides an overview of overdose and overdose prevention information, teaches how to administer Naloxone/Narcan and explores the unique dynamics related to domestic violence.  

Upcoming Trainings

Webinars and Web-Based Trainings

All trainings are Mountain Time
Aug. 6, 8 a.m.: Welcoming People with Disabilities. Presented by the Women of Color Network.
Aug. 7, 11 a.m.: The Impact of Trauma on the Brain. Presented by the Institute for Coordinated Community Response. 
Aug. 7, 11 a.m.: Decolonizing the Movement. Presented by the Women of Color Network.
Aug. 11, noon: Life or Death, Prison or Freedom. Presented by the Women of Color Network.
Aug. 11, noon: Disseminating Your Work. Presented by the Clery Center for Security on Campus. 
Aug. 12, 11 a.m.: What's your Cultural Lens? Presented by the Women of Color Network.
Aug. 13, 11 a.m.:Introduction to Fundamentals to Practicing Equitable Leadership. Presented by the Women of Color Network.
Aug. 13, 1 p.m.: Mindful Leadership for Opposing Racism. Presented by the Women of Color Network.
Aug. 15, 11 a.m.: Estamos Aqui - Taking Care of Ourselves and Each Other. Presented by the National Latin@ Network. 
Aug. 17, 11 a.m.: Ways to Promote Children's Resilience to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Presented by Red Wind Consulting.
Aug. 17, 11 a.m.: Where, When, How I Entered as an Aspiring Ally. Presented by the Women of Color Network. 
Aug. 18, 11 a.m.: Confidentiality and Coronavirus Contact Tracing. Presented by the Victim Rights Law Center. 
Aug. 19, 11 a.m.: Trauma-Informed Communication with Survivors of Sexual and Domestic Violence. Presented by the National Organization for Victim Assistance.
Aug. 21, noon: Creating Space for All Survivors - Community and/or Agency Assessment. Presented by Women of Color Network. 
Aug. 24, 11 a.m.: Implications of COVID-19 for LGBTQ and Two-Spirit Youth Mental Health. Presented by Red Wing Consulting.
Aug. 26, noon: Neurobiology of Trauma. Prsented by the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault. 

Resources and Other News

Save the Date: NNEDV 2020 Domestic Violence Counts Survey Day

The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) 2020 Domestic Violence Counts Survey Day begins at 6 a.m. MST on Sept. 10 and ends at 5:59 a.m. Sept. 11. Conducted annually by NNEDV since 2006, this Census takes into account the dangerous nature of domestic violence by using a survey designed to protect the confidentiality and safety of victims. See last year's data national report and state breakdowns here.

Toolkit: Increasing Access to Healing Services and Just Outcomes for Older African American Crime Survivors
The National Resource Center for Reaching Victims, in partnership with the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life announces the Increasing Access to Healing Services and Just Outcomes for Older African American Crime Survivors toolkit. 
The toolkit centers the voices and lived experiences of older African-American crime victims and offers practical ways for criminal justice systems stakeholders and victims services providers to enhance effectively address systemic barriers older African-American victims face during their healing and recovery. 
An interactive virtual convening to learn more about the toolkit is at 12:30 p.m. Aug. 20. Register today
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