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NYSCADV announces the launch of "a new podcast, Voices Against Violence: Advocacy in Focus"

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October 1st marks the start of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM)! As we embark on this month-long journey, we're reminded of the strength of uniting to address a critical issue affecting countless lives.

September marks National Self-Care Awareness Month, a time to recognize and celebrate the tireless efforts of advocates and programs dedicated to supporting survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, and crime. Advocates work diligently to provide survivors with essential services while prioritizing their self-care and well-being. Acknowledging their challenges and establishing healthy habits to sustain their work and themselves is crucial.

July is BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to recognize the unique challenges and experiences faced by BIPOC individuals regarding mental health. As we observe this month, it is important to highlight the intersections of domestic violence and BIPOC mental health.

Continuing our journey towards affirming, inclusive, and accessible services for LGBTQIA+ survivors across New York State, this week’s resources focus on organizational assessments and assessment tools. Assessment tools help service providers ensure that the needs of survivors with the most barriers to service are considered and prioritized. There is no question that endeavoring in any type of assessment process is a huge undertaking, resulting in both highlights and areas of concern, but continuous reflection is critical to intentional and authentic change. Here are a few resources to start your assessment journey.

Pride month is also a reminder of progress in the fight for equality. From Stonewall to the Supreme Court, the LGBTQIA+ community has and continues to organize, campaign, and mobilize to not only change policies but ensure that every LGBTQIA+ person can lead true and authentic lives.

From parades and festivals to community organizing and mobilizing, June is Pride month- a joyful celebration of LGBTQIA+ rights, voices, stories, and experiences. Pride month is a time when the spaces are crafted where people can bring their whole selves and proudly declare I AM HERE. It’s a time when power is built through community, the kind of power that can only be created through acceptance and togetherness that embraces the resilience of past and present.

Celebrated annually during the month of June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June 1969. It is a time to celebrate LGBTQ+ pride, the achievements of the LGBTQ+ community and to demonstrate equal rights.

Throughout June, NYSCADV will engage in virtual activities to increase public awareness and education about LGBTQ and domestic violence, including weekly blog posts on Fridays featuring resources, best practices, webinars, and other materials for dv programs used.

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Union Army General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas and informed the enslaved African Americans in the area that they were free. This news came two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. However, due to various reasons, it had not been fully enforced in Texas until General Granger’s arrival.

National Stalking Awareness Month (NSAM), which occurs each January, is an annual call to action to recognize and respond to this serious crime.

The New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NYSCADV) is providing economic empowerment grants to Brighter Tomorrows, Inc., The Retreat Inc., Sakhi for South Asian Women, and Catholic Charities Herkimer County Domestic Violence Program to support survivors of financial abuse. NYSCADV received funding for the fourth year in a row through the Allstate Foundation’s “Moving Ahead” program.

June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month! We are thrilled to have guest bloggers, James Young and Geoff Peckman of Queery, author our June article in recognition of Pride Month.

Check out the blog to learn more about the connection between the LGBTQ+ community and violence prevention/awareness efforts and identify ways that you can help raise awareness and advance important conversations during Pride Month.

The New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NYSCADV) condemns the attacks in Buffalo this past weekend. As an organization that has worked for more than 40 years to prevent and stop violence, we are devastated and outraged by this senseless act of violence targeting Black communities. We grieve with and send our condolences to the families and loved ones of Roberta Drury, Margus Morrison, Andre Mackniel, Aaron Salter, Geraldine Talley, Celestine Chaney, Heyward Patterson, Katherine Massey, Pearl Young, and Ruth Whitfield and their communities.

This April, NYSCADV recognizes Financial Literacy Month and the role that finances often play in domestic violence. Nearly all cases of domestic violence involve financial abuse. Abusers prevent access to money or other financial resources to maintain power and control over victims, often making it more difficult for a victim to leave an abusive relationship.

The New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NYSCADV) is providing economic empowerment grants to Brighter Tomorrows, Inc., Korean-American Family Service Center, and The Retreat Inc. to support survivors of financial abuse. NYSCADV received funding for the third year in a row through the Allstate Foundation’s “Moving Ahead” program.

We believe it is time for Governor Cuomo to step down, and more broadly, that the NY State Legislature take the responsibility to enact the proper systemic response to hold him accountable for his actions.

Through the donation Uber will provide around 1,000 free rides to assist victims seeking support services or fleeing violent situations in New York

NYS Coalition Against Domestic Violence 2020 Annual Report

“The New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence stands with all New Yorkers who have experienced sexual harassment. Sexual overtones, innuendos, and unwelcome and inappropriate behavior have no place in our workplaces. In addition, we believe all who use power and control to mistreat others must be held accountable, regardless of their stature in the community.”

As we turned the calendar on the New Year, we breathed a collective sigh of relief that 2020 was finally behind us. Yet only six days into the new year, we were forced again to navigate horrific and deeply disturbing events. The attack on the Capitol leaves us unnerved, saddened, and angry. As an organization that has worked for more than 40 years to prevent and stop violence, NYSCADV condemns the January 6th assault on the U.S. Capitol and other locations around the country, including the NYS Capitol in Albany. We call for accountability of all who were complicit.

NYSCADV August Newsletter: Newly Passed Bills, Financial Empowerment Resources, and More!

NYSCADV July Newsletter: NYS Implements Police Reforms, NYSCADV Launches Because We're Dads Initiative, and More!

LGBTQ Pride Month, NNEDV Advocacy Day, NYSCADV's Father's Day Initiative, and New Resources...The June Update!

NYSCADV Virtual Legislative Day of Action and May Updates

Sexual Assault, Child Abuse, Crime Victims' Rights Week, and Financial Literacy Awareness Month in Light of COVID-19...the April Update

Women's History Month, Social Work Month, and Brain Injury Awareness Month, New Training and Webinars...The March Update!

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM), NYSCADV Policy Updates and New Events and Training...February 2020 Update!

Happy New Year! Stalking and Human Trafficking Awareness Month, Policy Update, New Training and Events....The January Update!

Seasons Greetings! New Resources and Upcoming events...December 2019 NYSCADV Update

It is almost Domestic Violence Awareness Month!
We prepared a calendar of events and campaigns for you to participate in raising awareness about domestic violence. Follow this link and check out what is happening in your area.

Read about LGBTQI Pride Month, Elderly Abuse Awareness Month, new resources, upcoming training, and policy updates.

Leaving an abuser can be one of the most dangerous times for a victim. But if you have a pet, leaving is even harder. In a variety of surveys of domestic violence survivors, between 49 percent and 86 percent reported that their pets had been threatened, harmed, or killed by their partners.

In 2018, NYSCADV conducted 39 trainings and events, reaching approximately 1,879 advocates and victim service providers from around the state and nation. Download our annual report.

Women's History Month, Brain Injury Awareness Month, NYSCADV's upcoming events and training... The NYSCADV Update

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, NYSCADV's Budget Advocacy Day, ... The NYSCADV Update

Changes to OCFS DV regulations, Stalking Awareness Month, NYSCADV's upcoming events and training ... The NYSCADV Update

For three years in a row, New York State has had the highest demand for domestic violence services in the country. But what are the needs of survivors? What do advocates highlight from their experiences working with victims? October is domestic violence awareness month. It is a time when survivors come forward to share their stories, both directly and through the words of advocates. At the NYS Coalition Against Domestic Violence, we educate advocates, policy makers, and the public about victims' most pressing needs, both during abusive relationships and after they decide to leave. Join us in sharing these stories on social media platforms. Use the #NYDVAM & #DVAM2018 hashtags in your posts to highlight the amazing work happening all over the state to build awareness and prevent domestic violence.

Domestic violence is pervasive in our communities and as advocates, service providers, and allies we strive to prevent and address this issue which affects people of all walks of life. Thus, we must be cognizant of survivors’ respective identities and how these may impact their vulnerability to domestic violence. This paper contributes to advocacy work that seeks to prevent and end domestic violence. It focuses on African American women living in the United States, and how their unique experience with sexism and racism makes them particularly susceptible to domestic violence.

LGBTQ Pride Month, Elderly Abuse Awareness Month, NYSCADV New Website Resources...The NYSCADV Update

In 2017, NYSCADV conducted 43 trainings and event s, reaching approximately 1,900 advocates and victim service providers
from around the state and nation. Download our 2017 annual report

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, Budget Advocacy Day, Brain Injury Awareness Month and more...The NYSCADV Update

Stalking Awareness Month, DV & SV Legislation, Human Trafficking Awareness Month and more... the NYSCADV Update

It's hard to believe Domestic Violence Awareness & Prevention Month (DVAM) 2017 is here! In an effort to highlight all of the amazing work happening around the state, and to help boost the efforts of our members and allies working to raise awareness, we've compiled DVAM social media strategies, online toolkits and resources, and a calendar of events occurring both around the state and nation. Thank you to everyone for the tremendous dedication you have to this movement, and we look forward to another great year of creating social change!

New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence will join #PowHerTheVote twitter chat on Thursday, October 5th to discuss the importance of electing officials that will work to end domestic violence and gender based violence.

In 2016, NYSCADV conducted 33 training and events, reaching approximately 1,287 advocates and victim service providers from around the state and nation. Download our annual report for 2016.

NYSCADV Annual Meeting, End Child Marriage, ICE in NY Courts and more... the August NYSCADV Update.