The Southern Virginia Child Advocacy Center (SVCAC) is a non-profit organization that operates under the umbrella of the Children’s Advocacy Programs of the Blue Ridge, Inc. offering diverse, comprehensive prevention and treatment services related to family violence in rural Franklin County, Virginia. The mission of SVCAC is to promote the well-being of abused and neglected children through treatment, advocacy, prevention, and education. The primary service programs include Franklin County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Resource Office for the Child Abuse Review Team (CART), What About the Children? (WATCH) parental education program, and the Child and Caretaker Interaction Program (CCIP).
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 Winter 2017
Franklin County Court Appointed Special Advocate Program - CASA Interns Arrive! - January 2017 Check with Karen and Samantha for dates of Brown Bag Lunch Trainings
Child Abuse Review Team - CART - Franklin County/Rocky Mount held at the CAC January 11th and 25th - Case Reviews - 10 a.m. February 8th and 22rd - Case Reviews - 10 a.m. March 8th and 22nd - Case Reviews - 10 a.m. April 12th and 26th - Case Reviews - 10 a.m. May 10th and 24th - Case Reviews - 10 a.m. June 14th and 28th - Case Reviews - 10 a.m. July 12th and 26th - Case Reviews - 10 a.m. August 9th and 23rd - Case Reviews - 10 a.m. September 13th and 27th - Case Reviews - 10 a.m.
Child Abuse Review Team - CART of Martinsville City held at the CAO on Martinsville January 17th - Case Reviews - 9 a.m. February 16th - Case Reviews - 9 a.m. March 15th - Case Reviews - 9 a.m. April 19th - Case Reviews - 9 a.m. May 17th - Case Reviews - 9 a.m. June 21st - Case Reviews - 9 a.m. July 19th - Case Reviews - 9 a.m. August 16th - Case Reviews - 9 a.m. September 20th - Case Reviews - 9 a.m.
Child Abuse Review Team - CART of Henry County held at the CAO in Henry County January 13th - Case Review - 9:30 a.m. March 9th - Case Review - 10 a.m. April 20th - Case Review - 10:30 a.m. May 18th - Case Review - 10:30 a.m. June 22nd - Case Review - 10:30 a.m. at Henry/Martinsville DSS July 20th - Case Review - 10:30 a.m. August 17th - Case Review - 10:30 a.m. September 21st - Case Review - 10:30 a.m.
Quarterly Clinical Peer Review - 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. - Held at the CAC February 26th - Lunch provided June 24th - Lunch provided
Community Clincal Planning Team - 4:00 p.m. - Held at the CAC February 10th - Updating Emergency Preparedness/Facility Licensing March 24th - Updating Emergency Preparedness/Facility Licensing June 30th - Updating Emergency Preparedness/Facility Licensing
Forensic Interview Peer Review - Held at the CAC. January 27th - Case Review sponsored by MidWest Regional - 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. February 24th - Case Review sponsored by MidWest Regional - 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. March 23rd - Case Review sponsored by MidWest Regional - 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. April 27th - Case Review sponsored by MidWest Regional - 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. May 25th - Case Review Sponsored by MidWest Regional - 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. May 31st - Case Review - Local Peer Review - 8:30 a.m.
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 May 16th - Trinity Eccumenical Parish May 20th - Good Neighbors May 23rd - Triniry Eccumenical Parish June 1st - Gereau Center June 3rd - Trinity Eccumenical Parish
2016 Holiday Closings January 1st January 15th and 18th February 15th May 30th July 4th September 5th October 10th November 11th November 23rd at Noon thru November 25th December 23rd and 26th January 1st -- 2017
2016 CAPS Board Meetings January 4th - Annual Meeting March 7th May 2nd July 11th September 12th November 14th
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 January 21st - Best Practice Court Community Partners Meeting Fall 16- Best Practice Court Annual Conference TBA - CASA New Recruit CASA Training begins October 8th- 11th Annual Johnny CASA 5 miler - Southern VA CAC - 8:30 a.m. start October 7th, 8th, and 9th - Smith Mountain Lake Home Tour October 29th - 8th Annual Harvest Moon Celebration - Essig Recreational Center November 19th - Virginia CASA Program Director's Meeting
EVERY CHILD MATTERS
Help us help the children in our hometown by sending your tax-deductible contribution today. Pledges are welcome!
Johnny CASA 5 Miler/5K Walk
Our 11th annual Johnny CASA 5 miler 5K Walk will be held on October 8, 2016 in Rocky Mount! Race start is 8:30 a.m. Following the course designed last year in Rocky Mount and including the 5K Run! Through the hard work of our race director we raised close to $9,000 in money to support the Southern VA CAC. For additional information, visit the race website at: www.johnnycasa5miler-5Kwalk.com or e-mail us at email@example.com We appreciate our sponsors!
7th Annual Harvest Moon Event - November 14, 2015
Come enjoy an evening full of mystery and spirited intrigue!
Event Location: Franklin County YMCA (Essig Center)
235 Technology Drive, Rocky Mount VA - From 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
Movies and Music
Buffet Dinner and Cash Bar
Auction Items and A Costume Contest!
Ticket Prices and Reservations
$20 per person, $35 per couple, or $100 for a table of six
Southern Virginia Child Advocacy Center 540-484-5566
Or email inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org