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Newsletter – Winter 2015








FACT Newsletter, Issue 2, Winter 2015

Calendar
 
An optional RFP pre-proposal conference for FACT’s Family Violence Prevention, Treatment and Public Awareness Projects will take place December 29, 2015 in Henrico, VA.  Proposals are due on February 1, 2016.  Click here for details.

Calls for nominations for the 2016 Child Welfare Certificate of Appreciation Awards will be announced January 2016. Award recipients will be honored during the annual statewide Child Abuse Prevention Conference in the Richmond area in April.


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You can support FACT by purchasing a specialty license plate or contribute all or a portion of your state income tax refund. Additional information about how to get involved can be found on the FACT website under “Get Involved.”

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In the Spotlight 

As a public-private partnership that raises and distributes money for the prevention and treatment of family violence, FACT gives support to organizations and communities primarily in the form of grants.  FACT’s Family Violence Prevention, Treatment and Public Awareness RFP has now been posted.  As a result of FACT’s support of Trauma Informed Care work happening across Virginia, the funding request was re-aligned to support both family violence and trauma efforts.  Awards will be made in two categories:  1) Direct Services Grants, and 2) Systems/Community Change Grants.  Proposals are due on February 1, 2016 at 3:00 EST.  More information can be found on eVA at https://eva.virginia.gov/index.htm

2015 FACT Report – New Family Violence Data NOW Available! 

In 2010 the first FACT Report was published in order to pull indicator data about family violence into one document in an easy-to-understand format. In 2014, FACT took its work a step further with the creation of a dynamic, online web portal. The portal includes 18 indicators of family violence, spanning 10 years of data for many of these measures, and presents them in an interactive report format. Information contained in the 2015 FACT Report highlights trends. However, the complete data tables are found online at: http://www.fact.virginia.gov/family-violence-indicator-locality-data-tool-2/. Additional information about using the data tool, including an online tutorial, can be found under the Supporting Documents section at the bottom of the page.

The Resource Corner
 
Finding the FACTs: Research and Data Portal is a gateway to research, data and information about children, families, and older adults impacted by family violence in Virginia. Here you will find information about and links to the family violence data indicators, issue briefs, the annual FACT Report, and additional data and research resources.

National Council for Behavioral Health  is currently accepting applications for the 2016-2017 Trauma-Informed Learning Community. This is an exciting opportunity for mental health and substance use organizations committed to implementing, sustaining and spreading Trauma-Informed Care throughout their organization to join with other providers to promote a fundamental organizational change in the culture of behavioral healthcare.

Center for the Study of Social Policy’s Youth Thrive team has created a website offering resources and guidance to all systems, agencies and organizations working with youth. The new page features a searchable database that allows users to find appropriate system reform action steps based on various inputs, such as type of intervention, lever for change, protective and promotive factors and other filters. The database is available at http://www.cssp.org/reform/child-welfare/youththrive/database.

Who We Are:
The Family and Children’s Trust Fund (FACT) was created by the General Assembly in 1986 as a public-private partnership to raise funds for the prevention and treatment of family violence. This includes child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.  FACT is governed by a Board of Trustees, appointed by the Governor, to raise and distribute funds for family violence prevention and treatment efforts, as well as promote public awareness of family violence issues across the Commonwealth. 

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801 E. Main Street, 15th Floor – Richmond, Virginia 23219-2901
Phone: 804.726.7604 | Fax: 804.726.7088 | Email: familyandchildrens.trustfund@dss.virginia.gov