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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and we have some excellent events planned!
Pets are often victims of domestic violence, too. On October 5th, we are having the Purple Paw Project at Wilck's Lake Island in Farmville from 9-1. Bring your two-legged and four-legged family members out to have some fun and support a good cause! Come enjoy games, food trucks, and animal demonstrations. There will also be dogs on site that you can adopt and take home with you! Suggested donation for entrance fee. This event also celebrates the fact that we recently received a Red Rover grant that allows us to house pets in our shelter. Learn more here: https://redrover.org/
We are also hosting a Masquerade Ball on October 26th at the Farmville Municipal Golf Course from 6-11. This event "unmasks" sexual and domestic violence as well as celebrates our 20th anniversary! Tickets include a meal and 2 complementary drinks from the wine bar. The dress is black tie with the addition of a masquerade mask; be as creative as you like!
All proceeds from these events go to support SCVP and the survivors we serve. Learn more and buy tickets to the Ball on our Events page.
We are so excited about our Summer Institute coming up this month, "Keeping Children Safe"! This 3-day institute is offered to school personnel and will cover topics like defining, recognizing, and responding to warning signs of child abuse, instilling hope in children that are suffering from child abuse, forensic interviewing, I.Q. and proper placement, legal responsibilities and mandated reporting, advocating for the child, victim and perpetrator impacts from a criminal justice perspective, and improving lives through curriculum programs. Go to our Events page to register!
Check out a special sneak peek at the program: Institute program for website.pdf
Big news! We are opening a Forensic Advocacy Program! When an adult or child who has recently been a victim of sexual or domestic violence, we can assist them by collecting both disclosure and medical evidence.
Our trained interviewers can have one interview with the survivor so they they do not have to repeat their story over and over. Our certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner will collect medical evidence by performing forensic exams and collecting Physical Evidence Recovery Kits for sexual violence victims. Our SANE can also perform forensic exams for domestic violence victims who wish to collect medical evidence.
We are deeply excited to offer these services to our community. The evidence collection process is difficult for victims; most places where you got o have evidence collected are stressful and intimidating. Our Forensic Advocacy Program will offer a calm, trauma-informed environment where the client is our top priority. And we're offering these services close to home.
Interviewing beginning July 1, medical evidence beginning October 1. Click here to learn more!
We will be starting up therapy/support groups soon! They are open to survivors from the community.
DBT group- For survivors of domestic or sexual violence. DBT is good for learning how to manage painful emotions.
Processing Trauma with Verse- For survivors of sexual violence. We will use songs and poetry to process trauma as a group.
If interested in one of our groups, call (434) 395-3505.
24-hour crisis hotline:
P.O. Box 466
Farmville, VA 23901
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