"A healed society would be one in which no one becomes the bearer of unjust hardship, where individuals don’t bear the weight of systemic failures. There is a degree of loss and pain that is a part of the human experience, but we can heal our relations to each other to move toward a reality in which no one is given a life that only produces trauma and suffering." Read more from adrienne maree brown on love as accountability.
Head to the Voices website to register for free workshops and panels! View the full schedule of events, presentation descriptions, and presenter bios.
FACT Small Grant Awards
FACT provides up to $3,000 in ad hoc financial support to organizations that host statewide activities that improve the prevention, treatment, or public awareness of family violence. For more info, view FACT’s small grant award policy on their website or as a PDF version.
CTIPP, in coordination with National Prevention Science Coalition to Improve Lives and PACEs Connection, have launcheda new initiative, PressOn, to create an infrastructure of cross-sector trauma-informed coalitions from the national to state to local levels. Learn more and join on their website.
VDH ACEs Special Emphasis Report
A new Special Emphasis Report from Virginia Department of Health released in July looks at data on ACEs and positive childhood experiences in Virginia from 2019-2020 as well as strategies for prevention.
A Four Stage Process Toward Thriving Communities
Virginia Community Voice put together a community engagement how-to guide that speaks to topics like lived experience and historical context, community-rooted solutions, and measuring impact. Visit their website to download a PDF.
CACVA Presents 13th Annual Conference
The Children's Advocacy Centers of Virginia's 13th annual Crimes Against Children Conference will be October 24-26 in Virginia Beach and feature plenary speaker Matthew Sandusky. Visit the event website to learn more and register.
Free Trainings & Workshops for VA TICNs
Click on the image below to register for this upcoming event! SCAN can also provide additional trainings, workshops, and consultations for your networks or network agencies as well as the CACs in your regions. Please reach out to Charlotte Eure, email@example.com if you are interested in scheduling a training or workshop!
Additional Events & Trainings
August 8, 3:00pm-4:15pm | Resilience for Liberation
August 10, 12:00pm-3:30pm | Oak Trees in a Storm: Growing Our Skills for Generative Conflict
August 10, 3:00pm-4:30pm | "What Happened to You?" Book Club Facilitator Check-In with Children's Trust Fund Alliance
August 11, 3:00pm-4:15pm | Resilience for Liberation
August 17, 7:00pm-8:00pm | Families: Choosing Quality Child Care and Applying for Financial Assistance
Mental Health America of Virginia's Warm Line is a peer-run service for individuals, family members, and other concerned parties in Virginia who would like someone to talk to, or who request community mental health resources, or who have specific questions about their recovery journey. Call 1-866-400-6428, Mon-Fri 9am-9pm and Sat-Sun 5pm-9pm.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline provides 24/7 support for survivors and their loved ones. Call 1-800-799-7233, use the website's live chat function, or text LOVEIS to 22522. They also provide services for those who are deaf and hard of hearing.
SAMHSA (the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) offers a Disaster Distress Helpline for immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. For services in both English and Spanish, call 1-800-985-5990. To connect with a trained crisis counselor, text TalkWithUs (for English)or Hablanos (for Spanish) to66746.
Melissa McGinn, MSW, LCSW
State Trauma Informed Community Networks Coordinator