The Southern Virginia Child Advocacy Center offers an education/outreach prevention program, Darkness to Light, Stewards of Children curriculum is proven to change beliefs, actions and attitudes towards child sexual abuse.Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children is a two-hour workshop designed to educate adults on how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to the reality of child sexual abuse. Stewards of Children emphasizes child safety as an adult’s responsibility. Trainings are open to the public. Each participant will be inspired to take personal responsibility in preventing this epidemic. Stewards of Children facilitates discussion about the incidence and consequences of abuse, and presents information about child protection policies and reporting mandates. Continuing education hours for professionals in various fields can also be obtained.
We are pleased to announce we have been awarded funding to support the implementation of this program through The Family and Children’s Trust Fund which is administered by a Board of Trustees appointed by the Governor to raise and distribute funds to local communities for family violence prevention, treatment, and public awareness throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Contact the Southern Virginia Child Advocacy Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 484-5566 to participate in a scheduled training or coordinate this educational opportunity for your church, neighborhood watch group, school, or civic group. There is a $10 fee for participants.
We were also thrilled to have had such an incredible outreach during the month of April for Child Abuse Prevention programming. With the support of FACT and the Smith Mountain Lake Rotary Club we were able to outreach to almost 6,000 individuals during this month.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS/TRAINING Fall 2017
Franklin County Court Appointed Special Advocate Program - CASA Interns Arrive! - September 2017 Check with Karen and Rebecca for dates of Brown Bag Lunch Trainings
Child Abuse Review Team - CART - Franklin County/Rocky Mount held at the CAC August 8th and 22nd - Case Reviews - 10 a.m. September 12th and 26th - Case Reviews - 10 a.m.
October 10th and 24th - Case Reviews - 10 a.m November 14th and 28th - Case Reviews - 10 a.m
December 12th - Case Reviews - 10 a.m
Child Abuse Review Team - CART of Martinsville City held at the CAO on Martinsville August 15th - Case Reviews - 9 a.m. September 19th - Case Reviews - 9 a.m.
October 17th - Case Reviews - 9 a.m.
November 21st - Case Reviews - 9 a.m.
December 19th - Case Reviews - 9 a.m.
Child Abuse Review Team - CART of Henry County held at the CAO in Henry County August 16th - Case Review - 10:30 a.m. September 20st - Case Review - 10:30 a.m. October 18th - Case Review - 10:30 a.m.
November 22nd - Case Review - 10:30 a.m.
December 20th- Case Review - 10:30 a.m.
Child Abuse Review Team - CART of Patrick County held at the Administration Building in Patrick County
August 1st - Case Reviews - 10 a.m. September 5th - Case Reviews - 10 a.m.
October 3rd - Case Reviews - 10 a.m November 7th- Case Reviews - 10 a.m
December 5th - Case Reviews - 10 a.m
Quarterly Clinical Peer Review - 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. - Held at the CAC
Community Clincal Planning Team - 4:00 p.m. - Held at the CAC
Forensic Interview Peer Review - Held at the CAC.
Darkness to Light - Stewards for Children - COST - $10 per person for materials Call 484-5566 to register for the class - 5 participants must be registered to hold the class
2017 Holiday Closings January 1st January 15th and 18th February 15th May 30th July 4th September 5th October 9th November 10th November 22nd at Noon thru November 24th December 22nd at noon and 25th January 1st and 2nd -- 2018
2017 CAPS Board Meetings January 2nd - Annual Meeting March 6th May 1st July 10th September 4th November 6th
All meetings are held in the conference room at the Southern VA CAC and are open to the public and begin at 5:30 p.m.
Upcoming Special Events/Trainings August 18th- Best Practice Court Annual Conference TBA - CASA New Recruit CASA Training begins October 6th, 7th, and 8th - Smith Mountain Lake Home Tour November 17th - Virginia CASA Program Director's Meeting December 16th- 12th Annual Johnny CASA 5 miler - Southern VA CAC - 8:30 a.m. start
What's Happening at the CAC: It's Feburary and then spring's just around the corner, time certainly goes faster than I would like for it to go. Well, 2017 is upon us and with the new year, comes some wonderful opportunities and changes at the center. We are looking to hire a ful-time clinician and a coordinator of volunteer services and have hired Sarah Shockley as an additional family advocate. We are blessed to have three interns providing needed support to our service programs and Pam King, who is a special projects volunteer. We strive to meet our region's needs with coordinated, comprehensive responses.
We are in the home stretch now.......we are finally in the 40's on the list for the department of behavioral health's intial review for licensure of our facility to bill for clinical services. It has taken over a year and a half to make it to this spot. Continue to keep us in your thoughts as we look at this review as an opportunity to ensure best practices are being implemented to meet the assessment and treatment needs of kiddos and families impacted by trauma. Thank you to our community clinical planning team for their insight and direction.
We are still on-track with our expansion into Pittsylvania County for our CASA services and Martinsville and Henry Counties are a blessing to partner with to coordinate a community-based team response to child abuse and neglect.
To keep up with our activities check out our facebook - www.facebook.com/SVCAC4KIDS - you do NOT need a facebook account to view our information, so use this as an additional resource.
EVERY CHILD MATTERS
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Johnny CASA 5 Miler/5K Walk
Our 12th annual Johnny CASA 5 miler 5K Walk will be held on December 16, 2017 in Rocky Mount! Race start is 8:30 a.m. Following the course designed last year in Rocky Mount and including the 5K Run! For additional information, visit the race website at: www.johnnycasa5miler-5Kwalk.com