Violence Free Colorado's Monthly eNewsletter
Violence Free Colorado's Monthly eNewsletter
News, Upcoming Trainings, Other Resources
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December is ...

a look back at an unprecedented year
Most of us are totally done with 2020.
We're anxious to go back to "normal." Brunches with friends.Full, uninterrupted sports seasons. Travel. A chance to experience everything we were denied in 2020.
At Violence Free Colorado, we're choosing to see the opportunities that 2020 presented us, and using them as catalysts for change as we head into the new year. 
As we reflect on the year, we encourage you to carry this energy into 2021. We've compiled some of our most visited resources throughout the year to help reflect on some of the unique insights we saw during 2020 as a way forward into 2021.
We're thankful to have been a part of this journey with you on the path to a new - and better - normal in the new year. 


Violence Free Colorado COVID-19 resources: shared resources to help programs stay informed and connected in response to the COVID-19 pandemic 
Violence Free Colorado Anti-Racism Resourcesa page intended to serve as a resource to spark and/or deepen anti-racism work
Violence Free Colorado Digital Accessibility Efforts: our committment to make the Coalition's website accessible to everyone regardless of ability or language access needs
Violence Free Colorado 2020 Election Resources: evergreen resources for voting registration and election resources, including Address Confidentiality Program information, self-care tips to manage anxiety and other information

Coalition Updates

Liz Stuewe
Training and TA Manager

Training and TA Update

Thanks to everyone who participated in our Foundational Advocacy Skills Train the Trainer! We had great conversations and connected with advocates around the state. We appreciate all you do! You can find the Advocacy Core Curriculum Training Guide here.
Upcoming Brown Bags:
December Brown Bag webinar: noon, Dec. 8
Supporting Survivors in Family Court: COVID Considerations and ACP Participants

Presenter: Nikki Hernandez - Outreach Coordinator, Colorado Address Confidentiality Program
This webinar provides an overview of family law processes and their impact on families experieicing domestic violence, and discuss specific considerations for ACP participants going through family court. We'll also address the impact of COVID on family court procedures as a whole. Bring your questions and register today!
January Brown Bag webinar: noon, Jan. 12
Surviving Your First Year of Advocacy - What You Really Need to Know

Presenter: Liz Stuewe, Training and Technical Assistance Manager, Violence Free Colorado
Join us for an honest conversation about the good, the bad, and the ugly of your first year of advocacy. Attendees will gain information to help them during their first year as advocates including: building your support system, taking an active role in supervision, creating healthy boundaries with survivors, finding a mentor, and recognizing secondary trauma. Register today!
The TTA Team is taking a break from Dec. 24-Jan. 4. Get your year-end TA requests to us by Dec. 22! 

Upcoming Trainings

Webinars and Web-Based Trainings

All trainings are Mountain Time
Dec. 3, noon: Count Me In - Making Data Collection a Priority. Presented by the Native Alliance Against Violence.
Dec. 9, 11 a.m.: New Frontiers in Investigating and Prosecuting Sexual Assault by Intoxication. Presented by End Violence Against Women International.
Dec. 9, 2 p.m.: Contact Tracing - Considerations for Survivor Privacy. Presented by the National Network to End Domestic Violence Safety Net Project. 
Dec. 15, noon: What Does It Mean to be Victim-Centered? Presented by the National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College. 
Dec. 16, noon: Housing Rights of Domestic VIolence Survivors During and After COVID-19 - How Survivors Who Rent Their Homes can Keep their Housing. Presented by the National Housing and Community Development Law Project. 

Resources and Other News

Colorado Gives Day is Dec. 8!
A donation to Violence Free Colorado helps us advance the well-being of all Coloradans through relationships free from abuse and oppression. Help us reach our 2020 goal of $7,500 with a Colorado Gives Day donation, or schedule your gift early. Thank you for your generosity!
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New Finability trauma-informed app seeks survivor feedback through paid focus groups
Finability is creating a trauma-informed app that recommends financial products to victims and survivors based on financial criteria, safety considerations and user needs.
Over the next six months, the Finability team is seeking participants for virtual interviews and focus groups. These discussions are an opportunity for the team to collect feedback and ensure the app addresses survivors' wants, needs and preferences. Participants will be compensated $30/hour via PayPal, direct deposit or mailed check.
Learn more about Finability here, or sign-up to participate here. Contact Stacy Sawin at or 302-597-0359 with additional questions.
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OVC announces new Human Trafficking Capacity Building Center website
The Office for Victims of Crime announces the launch of the Human Trafficking Capacity Building Center websiteOperated by the Office for Victims of Crime, the Center seeks to strengthen human trafficking victim services in the United States by delivering free coaching, mentoring, and a resource library for organizations and federally recognized tribes looking to start, sustain, or grow their anti-trafficking work. 
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A hand drawing a check in a survey box that says "YES"
Paid study opportunity: Colorado Survivors Envision Justice survey
The Colorado Survivors Envision Justice research survey focuses on understanding survivors' lived experiences and developing ideas to improve the way services, police and courts respond to intimate partner violence.
The study includes 60-minute scripted interviews with 20-25 survivors over the next two months. All interviews are conducted virtually or by phone for COVID-19 safety and scheduled based on participant availability. Participants receive a $20 gift card for their valuable time, life experience and knowledge.
The study is open to all adult, English-speaking survivors of intimate partner violence of all racial identities, gender identities, sexual orientations, ability/disability status and from all geographic regions of Colorado. 
If you or a survivor you know is interested, call or email Rebecca Zimmerman, LSW, at or 303-886-3186.

Colorado Advocacy in Action Conference 2021 Call for Presenters is open through Dec. 16!

Visit the CFP webpage to learn more and submit your proposal today! 
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