Earlier this year, NCALL joined other members of The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence’s (NRCDV) Domestic Violence Awareness Project Advisory Committee (DVAP) in Baltimore to develop a message for Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) 2018 and beyond that represents a unified voice about gender-based violence and its impact on society. That message is #1Thing. There is so much value and power in each person’s #1Thing, when sharing our story. The survivor’s story. The advocate’s story. Each community’s story. The story of the movement to end gender-based violence. The #1Thing message helps us all see how our collective “one things” can help bring about social transformation. To learn more, please visit the DVAP website and download the #1Thing Action Guide with sample social media posts, graphics, and more.
What’s Your #1Thing?
#1Thing is about moving people into action. It inspires thinking about how you, as an individual, can take small steps that leads to real change. What’s your 1 Thing? Consider these conversation starters:
- #1Thing I want to share about my story
- As a survivor, #1Thing I need advocates to know
- #1Thing that has inspired me to work to end gender-based violence
- #1Thing I want my children to know
- As a community leader, #1Thing I want to share
- #1Thing I do to take care of myself
- #1Thing that impacts my healing & resilience the most
- #1Thing I wish policy makers knew about gender-based violence & its impact on communities
- #1Thing my family could do to support my healing
NCALL’s New Educational Resources!
Last year, NCALL unveiled our Abuse in Later Life Education Series for Advocates, 13 instructional video clips aimed at providing information that highlights some of the unique issues experienced by older survivors of abuse. In conjunction with DVAM 2018, we are proud to supplement this education series with seven new modules on the following topics:
- Support Groups for Older Survivors
- Powers of Attorney and Guardianship
- Policies to Enhance Safety for Older Survivors
- Equity for Older Victims
- Ways to Increase Awareness of Abuse in Later Life
- Working with Survivors Who Have Guardians
All of these training modules are formatted as videos, each less than 30 minutes in length, and come with a worksheet containing links to additional resources and questions for advocates and programs to consider as they incorporate key content into their practice. Find them on NCALL’s website at: http://www.ncall.us/Advocates-Toolkit/.