CVC Agency Update: February 2018
CVC News and Updates
Our agency is happy to share with you the following news and events.
For more information on the Stewards of Children program, or to schedule a free training, please contact Deborah Ryan at debr@cvcofcc.org, or
610-692-1926 x220 .
Stewards of Children - Countywide Child Sexual Abuse Program
The Chester County District Attorney’s Office has received a grant of more than $1 million to combat child sexual abuse through education programs. CVC will be responsible for all program implementation.

This three-year program will bring age appropriate education to every second grade classroom in Chester County, such as appropriate touching and who children can talk to about issues.

We will be offering a free, 2 hour in-person  Stewards of Children workshop and online training to adults in the Chester County community so 
we can all work together to end child 
sexual abuse.  
Giving Campaign Update
CVC is continuing with its Help Give Victims Hope Campaign , in which the agency has received $35,000 to date (since November 28, 2017).

Thank you for your generous contributions. They have made a positive and direct impact on the services that our agency provides to local victims and their families.

This campaign will continue until the end of the fiscal year: June 30, 2018.
Month-Long Awareness
Those following us on Facebook know that our agency promotes various Month-long Awareness initiatives as they relate to our agency.

January was National Human Trafficking Awareness Month, in addition to National Stalking Awareness Month. Throughout February, CVC is raising awareness of Teen Dating Violence .

One in three teens in the U.S. will experience physical, sexual or emotional abuse by someone they are in a relationship with before they become adults.

Like us on Facebook to learn specific tools that you can use if you or someone you know finds themselves in a potentially harmful situation.
Our Prevention/Education department uses theory-driven and evidence-based programs that seek to stop violence before it happens.

Some examples of programming include respectful relationships: dating violence, sexual harassment, and being an ally or active bystander.
Seeking 2018 Race Sponsors
Our agency's 23rd Annual Race Against Violence will be held on Saturday, April 21, right here in downtown West Chester.

We are seeking sponsors to support this successful event, so please consider reviewing the sponsor benefit sheet.

By supporting this event, you'll be supporting the thousands of victims and families we've helped over the last 45 years.
A photo of the agency's most recent volunteer cycle during one of its several training sessions.
For more information on CVC's Volunteer Program, please click here . When the next cycle of volunteer training is confirmed, it will be posted on our website.
Successful Volunteer Training Underway
CVC relies heavily on its volunteer base to serve as an extension of our staff, especially because our advocates are available 24/7. By having a stable volunteer core, this helps to alleviate the caseload of our advocates.

The winter volunteer training is underway currently with seven new volunteers to add to our roster. The in-depth training (40 hours) prepares participants for various crisis response scenarios, victim accompaniment, how to handle hotline phone calls, and educates volunteers on the different services that CVC offers.