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Privacy & Safety on Facebook: A Guide for Survivors of Abuse

Safety Net: the Safe & Strategic Technology Project has launched its newest publication, a joint venture with Facebook, called Privacy & Safety on Facebook: A Guide for Survivors of Abuse.

Facebook contributed some amazing design work and also helped to make sure that this received some great media coverage. One of the best quotes we’ve seen came from NBC:

"While the guide may be particularly helpful for survivors of domestic violence, dating abuse, cyber-stalking and the like, it is also the clearest, most informative guide to Facebook's privacy and safety features we've seen in quite some time."

You can download the latest version from the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) website:
Privacy & Safety on Facebook: A Guide for Survivors of Abuse

Here's their official announcement:
NNEDV Launches Facebook Privacy & Safety

We thank Erica Olsen and all the hardworking staff at NNEDV for assembling this helpful guide.

22nd Annual Domestic Violence Conference

October 28 - 30, 2013
Registration now open!

kim gandy 150The UDVC is delighted to announce that registration is now open for the 22nd Annual Domestic Violence Conference "Choose to Cherish: Survivors and Advocates" scheduled for October 28—30, 2013.

This year we have an excellent array of national keynote speakers over the three full days including Kim Gandy, President & CEO of National Network to End Domestic Violence; Linda Chamberlain, Ph.D. Consultant and founder of the Alaska Family Violence Prevention Project; Karen Foley, MSW Founder of Triple Play Connections in Washington State and a national trainer on Domestic Violence and Chemical Dependency; Pat Vivien, Consultant and co-author of “Organizational Trauma & Healing”; and Lundy Bancroft, nationally recognized author and trainer with over 20 years’ experience specializing in interventions for abusive men and their families.The dynamic agenda also includes local leading experts. Please join us to learn, connect with peers, and re-energize for the work ahead.

Register now! | More Info...

No Harm Done CD with Utah Artists!

No Harm Done, Songs Against Domestic Violence compilation album features 11 original songs by 11 Utah-grown artists.

Each song touches on some aspect of domestic abuse in a different way. The songs range from country, to pop, to rock and more. The artists represented hail from all over the state from Salt Lake City in the north to St. George in the south.

NHD CD cover 320Here's the playlist!
  • Better Off • Meister & Ting
  • See Me Now • Katie Ainge
  • For Good • Mikalene
  • Draw the Line • Insanity Void
  • Break Up Letter • Rush and Roulette
  • Never Break My Soul • Ellee Duke
  • Sleep Through It • Katie McMinn
  • Better Than I Used to Be • John VanWagoner
  • Throw Your Stone • Red Yeti
  • Doing It Wrong • Jefferson Montoya
  • Getting Better • Supersofar
 The musicians donated their time, talents and art and all proceeds go directly to the UDVC. 
PRE-ORDER your copy today so that you can get your CD as soon as they arrive on June 1!
The only way to know you'll get one is to reserve it now!

Evidence-Based Recommendations for DV Advocates

Futures Without Violence, formerly Family Violence Prevention Fund commissioned a review of evidence-based, therapeutic intervention programs for children exposed to Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) to offer a set of concise and practical recommendations for program staff and advocates working in the field of domestic violence. The recommendations are part of an effort to foster a cycle of learning between research and practice that honors both the importance of evidence-based approaches and wisdom that emanates from implementation.

Read the Recommendations >>

One Billion Rising Utah

Join the YWCA Salt Lake City and other private nonprofit organizations working to end violence against women and girls in Utah. We will be rising on the South Steps of the Utah State Capitol. Wear pink and red and come prepared to DANCE as a show of support for the ONE BILLION RISING movement.

Everyone is welcome to come and dance as they please, however we will be hosting three practice sessions for the "Break the Chain" choreography at the YWCA, 322 E 300 S, Salt Lake City: February 6 at noon, February 7 at 5:30, February 13 at 7:00.

Grant Allows SLC YWCA to Offer More Support for Domestic Violence Victims

Families in the Salt Lake area will have just a little bit more help after the YWCA announced that it won a substantial grant.

The $49,782 one-year grant was announced Wednesday and comes from the Avon Foundation for Women. According to YWCA marketing and communication manager Mike Varanakis, the money will be used to create a new position at the Salt Lake Area Family Justice Center (SLAFJC). The new hire will help women impacted by domestic violence become economically self-sufficient, obtain housing and access other resources.