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Newsletter Updates!

Posted by crookcountyfamilyviolence on May 21, 2015 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Hello all! It has been quite some time since we have posted a new newsletter (sorry!) but there are now three month's worth posted in our photo gallery "News" album!  So check out our March, April, and May newsletters! 

Happy New Year!

Posted by crookcountyfamilyviolence on January 7, 2015 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Happy New Year everyone! We hope that you all had a very happy and safe holiday season!  

We have been very busy at the office preparing for a new year and some new and exciting things we are hoping to implement.  Our latest newsletter includes some very useful information about Stalking Awareness Month (January), some upcoming trainings here in Wyoming, and the importance of self-care, especially in a new year.  

The new year can be a great time to try something new. Have you ever wanted to do something for your community but weren't sure what you could do? There are surprisingly many different opportunities as a volunteer for a non-profit agency such as CCFV.  Although direct victim services are a major part of what we do, we also need and appreciate volunteers to help with things, such as fundraising, administrative/office support, pubic education, newsletter, and life skills.  Volunteers of every skill and background are invaluable to our agency and we encourage and welcome anyone with an interest in giving back to the community.  If you have questions or want more information about volunteering opportunities, contact Tracy at (307) 283-2415 or [email protected]

We hope you all have a safe and happy new year!

Holiday Thoughts

Posted by crookcountyfamilyviolence on December 17, 2014 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Well, another holiday season is upon us, and our office has been very busy!  This time of year can be stressful for people and families, especially those affected by domestic violence.  But this time of year can also inspire the good and the caring nature in people.  Every year, we set up a holiday gift giving tree for families in Crook County affected by violence.  And every year, our community shows up in droves to help those in need.  So be thoughtful this holiday season, small charities require little cost, in fact, the most beautiful thing about being thoughtful is that very othen the person offering the kindness receives the greater rewards.  

With that in mind, we challenge you to reach out this season to those whose thoughts cannot extend beyond their own surroundings, to people we rarely give thought to, and spare litle for the boundaries of your own selflessness.  

We wish you all a happy and safe holiday season!

August Newsletter

Posted by crookcountyfamilyviolence on August 11, 2014 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Well we made it through yet another Rally! We hope you all were safe and had fun!

The newsletter this month spotlights the increased chance of human trafficking at events (such as the Rally) in which there are large increases in population.  We also discuss a new online tool from the Wyoming Supreme Court to help people representing themselves fill out court documents.  Finally, we will be co-hosting a Core Volunteer Advocacy Training with FOCUS of Newcastle.  If you are interested in volunteering for CCFV and would like more information, contact Tracy at 283-2415!

June Newsletter!

Posted by crookcountyfamilyviolence on June 5, 2014 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Happy summer to you all! We have posted our short and sweet newsletter for June :)

The main issue addressed in this month's editiion is a bystander's guide to parties.  We have all been in a situation when we see something happening at a party and feel like we should intervene but don't know how.  There are 7 safe steps to ensuring that you and your friends have fun and stay safe at parties this summer. Check it out!

Also June is PTSD Awareness Month.  PTSD affects people that have gone through many types of trauma, whether it's military duty, sexual abuse, natural disaster, and so so many more.  If you or someone you know suspects you may be dealing with PTSD related issues, call our 24-hour hotline (307-283-2415) to talk to an advocate and get you in touch with resources available to you!

We hope everyone has a safe and fun summer!!!:D

May Newsletter!

Posted by crookcountyfamilyviolence on May 15, 2014 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Greetings all!! 

Forgot to update the newsletter section when I posted May's earlier this month, oops!

In May's newsletter, we recognized our amazing volunteers and board members and their dedication to our agency!

We also discussed some tips to keeping children safe in the summer from potential predators.  School will be out soon and we all need to be focused on keeping the children in our communities safe!

We hope you all have a safe and fun start to your summer :)

April Newsletter!

Posted by crookcountyfamilyviolence on April 10, 2014 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Good afternoon all!

One of our busiest awareness months, April is:

Sexual Assault Awareness month

Child Abuse Awareness month

Elder Abuse Awareness month

Crime Victim Right's week

and Volunteer Appreciation month!

So unsurprisingly, our newsletter this month is packed with information!

We will be facilitating a self-defense class on April 19th, hosting our annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner on April 25th, distributing "thank you"/awareness baskets around the community, and soliciting a "Hands are NOT for Hurting" campaign in the schools! So watch out Crook County, we're taking April by STORM! :)

March Newsletter

Posted by crookcountyfamilyviolence on March 5, 2014 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Happy March to all of our visitors!! :)

We took a different approach to the newsletter this month. Usually our articles are packed with important, albeit sometimes depressing, information about domestic violence and sexual assault. But not this month! We focused on making everything uplifting and inspiring! On page 1 we introduce CLIMB Wyoming, a program developed to empower single mothers in Wyoming to get job training and start careers! On page 2 we discuss the Financial program we've developed to teach teens in Crook County ways to enrich their lives through financial responsibility. Finally, on page 3 we put together a brief look at some inspiring American women, in honor of Women's History Month.

 

So take a look!


February Newsletter!

Posted by crookcountyfamilyviolence on February 3, 2014 at 5:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello all!! January was a whirlwind here at CCFV (in a good way :)) and we can only hope February has as many good things to bring! Our newsletter this month focuses on Teen Dating Violence Awareness, an especially important (albeit difficult) topic to discuss with young adults.  It's never too early to discuss healthy relationship habits with your teen. It may just end up saving their life.  

Our second article is about safety applications that are now available for "smart" phones! Most of the apps are free and have unlimited possiblities when it comes to keeping yourself safe!

Lastly, we put in an unofficial calendar for the next couple of months. If you have any questions about something that was in the newsletter, don't hesitate to contact us!!

[email protected]

307-283-2415

116 North West Street

January Newsletter!

Posted by crookcountyfamilyviolence on January 9, 2014 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello everyone! We hope you all had a happy and safe holiday season :)

January is National Stalking Awareness month, so of course, this is the front page story. of our first newsletter of 2014!  Stalking is a difficult issue to discuss because many people think it is not a serious crime; these people are wrong. Stalking causes fear and emotional harm to victims just as much as domestic violence. It's time we start recognizing stalking for the crime that it is! Check out our article for more specific info about stalking and as always, if you need help or have questions, don't hesitate to contact our office at 283-2415.

We also included a calendar of what will be going on at our agency for this upcoming year. 2014 is shaping up to be a very exciting year for us here at CCFV and hopefully you can be a part of it! We are always looking for dedicated volunteers, whether you have a lot or just a little time to spare, your efforts are always appreciated!

Some upcoming events to be aware of/excited about: 

 

  • In March we will be starting a financial strategies class for teens in Crook County. If you or someone you know could benefit from taking this class, contact Tracy at our office! The class will be free and registration will begin in February.
  • On April 26th there will be a women's self defense class sponsored by EWC Extension office in Sundance. For more info about this class, call our office or Brittany at the Extension office, 290-2770. 

 


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