Thought for the Month
July, 2012"Every artist was first an amateur."
|building solutions. leading change.|
The Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance (COVA) is committed to fairness and healing for crime victims, their families and communities through leadership, education, and advocacy. By operating in an inclusive and compassionate manner, COVA creates solutions and positive change.
COVA's vision is to be recognized as a national leader in building a collaborative environment where crime victims are given the opportunity to heal and restore balance to their lives.
COVA Conference Keynote PowerPoint:
Janine D'Anniballe: Using a Trauma-Informed Approach and Brain Research to Understand the Neurobiology of Trauma and Work Effectively with Survivors Please click here for PowerPoint
AURORA MOVIE THEATER INCIDENT NEWS:
For up to date information about the developments of the Aurora Theater Tragedy please go to the Aurora's webpage!
UPDATE: 100% of donations made to COVA in the aftermath of the Aurora shooting are going directly to the victims. COVA has been able to assist victims and their families with costs such as airfare, rental cars, and emergency fund situations because of the generosity of people from around the nation. We are unable to provide additional specifics at this time due the gag order from the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office.
DONATIONS: COVA has been asked by Aurora Police Department to coordinate donations for victims of the Aurora mass tragedy. Checks can be made out to COVA and mailed to: 90 Galapago Street, Denver CO, 80223. Please include "Aurora Tragedy" in the memo line. You can also donate online through COVA’s Giving First profile at: https://www.givingfirst.org/cova. Please “like” us on Facebook for the most current information on how you can help.
COVA is a non-profit, 501(c)3 for information about this please reference the Colorado Secretary of the State website: http://www.sos.state.co.us/ccsa/ViewSummary.do?ceId=89072
COVA is actively involved with providing assistance in the recent Aurora shooting developments. Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates and further information. Aurora PD has released phone numbers that family and friends can use if they need to inquire on the status of family and friends: 303-739-1862 or 303-739-1863.
COVA's 2012 Regional Training!! COVA is pleased to announce that starting in late July, and continuing until late September, COVA Trainers will be bringing training topics to advocates in all four corners of Colorado (and the center too!). We have been working with the Regional Representatives in all five COVA training regions to identify needed trainings in each area of the State. As a result, we have put together custom-tailored training programs to address the local needs of advocates from Craig to La Junta, from Cortez to Wray, and all points in-between. Check out our training calendar to find out what trainings are being offered in your region, and we will see you at a COVA training soon! Please see Statewide/National Training & Events tab for further details and locations!
Mapping the 2010 U.S. Census - Browse population growth and decline, changes in racial and ethnic concentrations and patterns of housing development. Thirteen different maps are available to view. Visit Mapping America: Every City, Every Block.
COVA's Trauma Tip Sheets are still available. When an individual witnesses or is victimized by violence, they experience the symptoms of trauma. Over time, as people work through their feelings, they learn to move through the trauma and are once again able to focus on their lives and interests. Click to view our Trauma Tip Sheets for students, parents, and others regarding. View an older, Spanish version.
Did you miss the 2011 Conference? OR, was there a workshop (or two, or three...) that you REALLY should have attended?? 2011 Conference CD's are now available! Click to view the NCRS website.
VIEW NOW! The COVA Human Trafficking Program's new awarness video: View on YouTube.com.
HOW TO Access COVA's Emergency Fund - View a quick How-To Video, produced by our former IT Coordinator, Colleen Murphy, and find out how to best access those Emergency Funds!
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