October Domestic Violence Month Awareness Events


Working Against Violence, Inc. (WAVI)–Rapid City

 

Oct 11-17 Walk a Mile In Her Shoes

There is an old saying: “You can’t really understand another person’s experience until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes. ”The Walk a Mile in HER Shoes® WAVI Virtual Edition event is a pledge based, fundraising and public awareness campaign. The event features men (women & children too!) who raise pledges, join together and literally walk one mile in women’s high-heeled shoes. In response to the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic, WAVI has chosen to adapt to the situation and will continue with a VIRTUAL event. This means you will be able to complete your mile anywhere! Choose any day between October 11-17, get your walk in, and then challenge 5 friends to take a walk too! For more information visit https://www.wavi.org/about-wavi/events/

 

Oct 14 Annual Candlelight Vigil

 

Oct 20 First Responders Appreciation Day

Every October WAVI staff thank first responders by baking treats and delivering them throughout the area. WAVI staff will also be setup at the Public Safety building (second floor) from 9am-2pm. Stop by and grab some treats to go!

 

Every Friday in October

We encourage everyone to wear purple to show your support for victims and survivors and help spread awareness. Share your photos with us on social media or via email at kristinas@wavi.org

 


Family Crisis Center–Redfield

Candlelight Walk

October 22, 2020

During the walk, a banner will be carried from the Library to the Family Crisis Center stating the following:  

                                    October is 

               Domestic Violence Awareness Month

                                  Take Time to

                         Remember the Victims

                          Who Lost Their Lives

                                        and

                          Honor the Survivors

       Help Those Experiencing Abuse to Speak Up   

         Everyone Has the Right NOT To Be Abused

 

Participants will be carrying battery operated lighted candles.  At the end, hot apple cider will be served.


I CARE–Vermillion

At USD we will be focusing on healthy relationships. Be on the lookout for signage around campus. Tentative additional events are listed below.

  • Love Simon showing in the MUC Ballroom on Friday Evening, October 23rd, a collaboration with SPECTRUM and WMST for LGBTQ+ History Month as well as Healthy Relationship Month. THANK YOU to Dr. Lampert for inviting I CARE to take part in this awesome event!  
  • Because I Love You presentation and discussion in the MUC Ballroom at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, October 27th.
    • Using the “Because I Love You” videos from One Love’s #ThatsNotLove campaign, students will understand the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships, and the role that technology and scapegoats, like alcohol, can play in these relationships.

 


Resources on the Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)–Updated September 3, 2020

GENERAL RESOURCES

Recommendations for DV Programs for COVID–Updated July 2020

NNEDV Resource Page on COVID-19

COVID-19 News and Updates–NOVA

COVID19 Emerging Response Resources

INFORMATION ON COVID-19 FOR SURVIVORS, COMMUNITIES, AND DV/SA PROGRAMS

Emergency Services per County for South Dakota

Resources and FAQs for OVW Grantees

SASP Administrator Considerations during COVID19

Office for Victims of Crime Resource Guide on COVID-19

Protecting Survivor Privacy While Working From Home

Translating In Person Training to Virtual Training

 

RESOURCES FOR SHELTERS

COVID-19: Coalition Guidance for Programs

Preventing & Managing the Spread of COVID-19 Within Domestic Violence Programs

COVID 19 Recommendations for Shelters April 2020

 

RESOURCES FOR TRIBAL PROGRAMS

COVID-19 Guidance for Tribal Programs from NIWRC

Resources in Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)–National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center

Resources for Indian Country: Coronavirus (COVID-19)–National Congress of American Indians

 

RESOURCES FOR SANES (SEXUAL ASSAULT NURSE EXAMINERS)

IAFN (International Association of Forensic Nurses) COVID Guidance

 

RESOURCES FOR SURVIVORS AND FAMILY OR FRIENDS OF SURVIVORS

Seeking Help Online: National Resources & Considerations for Safety and Privacy During a Public Health Crisis

National Sexual Assault Resource Center On-Line Resources for Survivors

Ad from Tennessee regarding COVID-19

Tips for helping a friend experiencing domestic abuse during COVID-19

HIAS Know Your Rights during COVID-19

CARES Act Relief Payment Info

VAWA Housing Protections for Survivors During COVID-19

Sept 2020 What renters need to know about the new eviction moratorium

Evication Moratorium Order 2020-19654

 

RESOURCES FOR WORKING WITH CHILDREN

COVID-19 Kids Resources–Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment

Helping Children Cope with Stress During COVID-19

Online Safety for Children During COVID-19 Crisis

 

RESOURCES IN MULTIPLE LANGUAGES

Printable Resources in Multiple Languages

South Dakota Voices for Peace Multi-Language Resources on COVID-19

Info about COVID-19 in Lakota

HIAS Know Your Rights during COVID-19_Swahili

HIAS Know Your Rights during COVID-19_Spanish

HIAS Know Your Rights during COVID-19_Russian

HIAS Know Your Rights during COVID-19_French

HIAS Know Your Rights during COVID-19_Farsi

HIAS Know Your Rights during COVID-19_Arabic

 

RESOURCES REGARDING USING TECHNOLOGY IN COMMUNICATING WITH SURVIVORS

Best Practices When Using Mobile Devices for Advocacy

Using Technology to Communicate with Survivors During a Public Health Crisis

Free Web Chat Online Platform

Power Point For Advocates Using Technology during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Zoom Security Measures

 

RESOURCES FOR VISITATION CENTERS

COVID-19: Resources & Support for Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange Programs

Sample Virtual Visitation Policy from River City

Supervised Visitations and Safe Exchanges during COVID-19

 

RESOURCES FOR EMPLOYERS/AGENCIES

SBA Loan Program in SD regarding COVID-19

SD Department of Health Resources for All Businesses and Employers:

Recommended resources from NNEDV to help understand employers understand the Family First Coronavirus Response Act:

  • This resource is helpful in summarizing the Family First Act:

https://www.mintz.com/insights-center/viewpoints/2226/2020-03-19-covid-19-update-families-first-coronavirus-response-act

Member Agency/Partner Upcoming Events–UPDATED October 1, 2020

Calendar of Webinars and Trainings Hosted by NNEDV and other national TA Providers


Union Gospel Mission–Sioux Falls

October 17th from 6 to 9pm we will gather at the Union Gospel Mission, 701 E 8th Street, to learn the correlation between domestic violence and homelessness. This event will be a casual open house style event. You may come and go any time between 6-9.

This event is aimed to educate the community on domestic violence and how it directly relates to and most times is the cause of homelessness for domestic abuse victims seeking safety.

Join us to raise awareness and funds to support women seeking a safe haven, support and rehabilitation at the Union Gospel Mission.

Domestic Violence advocate for the Union Gospel Mission, Sara Jo, will be presenting stories from women who have chosen to write about their experiences. “Walk a mile in their shoes.”

MODstash vintage will be hosting a pop up from 6-9 as well, donating 20% of sales to the UGM.

Artists Amanda Boerger, Maryn Terry, Morgan Bentley and Ozzy Ricardez are presenting custom Vans that will be up for silent auction at the event. Each artist will also have a display with their own art available for purchase.

Allie Sydow will be on site selling her ever popular cakes and bars.

Harmonic Tapestry will be on site selling handmade jewelry by Sara Jo.

Sara Jo will also be addressing attendees with a short speech at 7pm.

 


“The Story of SEEDs: Trauma-Informed and Gender-Responsive Sober Living Homes for Women with Histories of Addiction and Victimization”
Sponsored by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Interpersonal Violence Research Laboratory
Monday, Oct. 19, 2020
1 – 2 p.m. Central Time
Zoom video conference — more information coming soon.
This presentation is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Click here for more information and to register

 


 

 



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