Domestic Violence impacts millions of people every year, but it can be prevented. It requires the collective voice and power of individuals, families, institutions, and systems – each whose “one thing” adds a valuable and powerful component to transforming our communities. At CASA, our #1Thing is advocating for the children who have been exposed to domestic violence and ensuring that their best needs are met. As a supporter of CASA, you’re a part of that too. But if you want to dive in and do more this October, here’s how you can help, and do your #1Thing. After all, the more we all do #1Thing to end domestic violence, the closer as a society we will come to eradicating it.

 

  • Share with friends, family, and on social media #1Thing that has inspired you to work to end gender-based domestic violence

 

  • Talk with your children about #1Thing you want them to know about domestic violence and how they can stay safe

 

  • Write a Letter to the Editor about the need to support DV services in your community. Make that your #1Thing!

 

  • Modeling respect, equality, and peace in your relationships is #1Thing you can do to help end domestic violence

 

  • If you’re a survivor and you are comfortable enough to do so, sharing your story is #1Thing that is so powerful in educating others about DV

 

 

There is so much value and power in everyone’s  one thing when sharing our collective story. The survivor’s story. The advocate’s story. Each community’s story. The story of the movement to end domestic violence. People’s behaviors and attitudes are shaped when they listen to the inspiring stories of those around them. When one person inspires a few others, there is a ripple effect that over time broadens and can continue to have an impact on future generations.

 

To learn more check out : https://nrcdv.org/dvam/

See what’s new at Fairfax CASA with this special Back to School edition of our newsletter! Inside we talk tips for a great school year, educational advocacy, and upcoming events to get more involved with CASA.

The results are in! Thank you to everyone who came out to support Fairfax CASA for our 8th annual Run for the Children! Check out your time for the 8K Race or the 3K Run/Walk. To all of our superhero participants and volunteers – without dedicated supporters like yourselves, we could not continue the important work we do of ensuring that every single abused and neglected child in Fairfax has an advocate to lift up their voice and be a guiding light for them.

The first step in becoming a CASA volunteer is to attend an information session. At the sessions, guests have the opportunity to hear from a CASA volunteer and a CASA supervisor about the process of advocating for a child who has been abused or neglected. It’s the best way to get the full picture of what’s involved.

Next Scheduled Info Sessions:

November 14  from 7:00pm-8:00pm @ Fairfax CASA office

4103 Chain Bridge Rd. Suite 200 Fairfax, VA 22030

 

December 8  from 11:00am-12:00pm @ Fairfax CASA office

4103 Chain Bridge Rd. Suite 200 Fairfax, VA 22030

 

 Please RSVP to volunteer@casafairfax.org

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