NYSCADV ANNUAL EVENTS
ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
The Annual Membership Meeting is an annual event designed to provide:
- an overview of NYSCADV's activities and plans for the upcoming year;
- updates from NYSCADV Regional Representatives about regional service delivery successes and challenges;
- a forum for programs from across the state to network and get a statewide perspective on domestic violence services; and
- professional and organizational development opportunities.
PROGRAM DIRECTOR'S SUMMIT
The NYSCADV Directors' Summit is an opportunity for executive directors, program directors and other administrators at NYSCADV Member Programs to come together on an annual basis to delve deeper into critical conversations that affect service provision in New York State. The Directors' Summit serves as an essential coalition-building space where programs can learn from each other's experience to gain a statewide perspective and develop a unified voice regarding important issues.
PRIMARY PREVENTION SUMMIT
Intimate partner violence is, indeed, preventable. That is the vision and the purpose of NYSCADV's Primary Prevention Project - to identify and promote strategies that can stop violence before it starts. As part of this project, NYSCADV has annually hosted a Primary Prevention Summit since 2015. Attendees of this summit have the opportunity to learn about innovative community-based prevention strategies that are underway at the local, state, and national levels. Presentations and discussions led by national and state-level experts include: strategies for effective social marketing campaigns, as well as working with college campuses, schools, and workplaces.
PUBLIC POLICY & ADVOCACY EVENTS
BUDGET ADVOCACY DAY
Executive, program & fiscal directors of NYSCADV member programs join forces each spring for an advocacy day related specifically to the New York State Budget. Directors with a detailed understanding of financial administration use this as an opportunity to educate legislators about the fiscal realities of domestic violence service provisions and advocate for a state budget that takes into account the needs of programs and provides the financial support necessary to keep them open and operating. Click here to view information and materials for Budget Advocacy Day.
LEGISLATIVE DAY OF ACTION
Domestic violence advocates, agency staff, survivors and allies join with NYSCADV staff each May to relay a unified message to the State Legislature and Governor. Activities include advocating for the passage of meaningful legislation to ensure survivors of domestic violence receive the support they need. In addition, the Assembly and Senate typically pass resolutions proclaiming the date as Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Day in the State of New York. Click here to view information and materials for Day of Action
ANNUAL AWARENESS MONTH CAMPAIGNS
TEEN DATING VIOLENCE AWARENESS & PREVENTION MONTH
Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month (TDVAM) occurs annually in February and is dedicated to increasing education and awareness about teen dating violence. It is also a time to promote safe and healthy relationships by talking about healthy and unhealthy relationship behaviors, recognizing the warning signs, connecting adolescents to support, and identifying innovative strategies for preventing dating abuse from happening in the first place. Click here to view our most recent TDVAM campaign materials.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS & PREVENTION MONTH
October is Domestic Violence Awareness & Prevention Month (DVAM), and it is a time when survivors come forward to share their stories, both directly and through the words of advocates. At the NYSCADV, we educate advocates, policymakers, and the public about victims' most pressing needs during abusive relationships and after they decide to leave. Click here to view our most recent DVAM campaign materials.
In additional to our social media campaign for DVAM, NYSCADV also hosts an annual Pumpkin Decoration Contest fundraiser which is open to participants of all ages. Click here to view information about our most recent pumpkin decorating contest.