Members play a crucial role in the work that we do. The more voices we have with us, the greater attention we can garner from legislators. Members also provide us with the essential knowledge of what is needed most in their communities so that we can cater our services to meet those demands. Members not only help us further our efforts, but they also receive benefits such as newsletters, opportunities to attend trainings and networking events, voting rights, and the chance to get involved with our caucuses, allied groups and networks.

To Our Members- November 2012

Dear Members, The most valuable benefit of belonging to the Texas Council on Family Violence is the camaraderie of association with others working in the same field.  There’s great pride in being part of an organization that works to honor, protect and educate men, women and children who are affected by domestic violence.   Members with this organization have a voice with the Texas legislators; we can collectively change laws to better protect those who are most vulnerable in our communities.  My agency has been a member of TCFV for many years, and I personally have been an individual member during that ... Read More »

Updates- November 2012

Bay Area Turning Point, Webster, TX With Thanksgiving just around the corner, Bay Area Turning Point has made it a goal to collect 25,000 pounds of food during their Fill the Truck Food Drive on November 16 and 17.  The agency is requesting food, gift cards or monetary donations.  Collection sites will be located throughout the Bay City area.  For more information, click here   or contact Sheryl Dickerson at sdickerson@bayareaturningpoint.com. Bay Area Turning Point is a TCFV Category I member.  For more information, click here. (http://www.bayareaturningpoint.org/) SafeHaven of Tarrant County, Arlington The SafeHaven Arlington shelter recently received a new play field, donated by the ... Read More »

Get Involved- November 2012

Like us on Facebook! THANKSGIVING DRIVES A great way to support your local shelter and family violence agency is by donating food and/or items.   This time of year, many family violence programs host Thanksgiving food drives. Visit our online service directory  to find the family violence program in your community, and give them a call to see if they are accepting thanksgiving donations.    Read More »

Resources- November 2012

A Call to Men National Domestic Violence Hotline Loveisrespect.org Futures Without Violence Read More »

Upcoming Trainings- November 2012

November 15 (webinar, 12:00-1:30 pm CT) Emerging Technologies to Address PTSD / TBI (scroll down), the Defense Centers of Excellence For Psychological Health & Traumatic Brain Injury. November 15 - December 10 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign, the Center for Women's Global Leadership, Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences. November 28 (audio conference, 2:00-3:15 pm CT) Community Assessments in a Large, Urban Setting, hosted by Praxis International. Note: Registration is limited to OVW grantees. December 18 (webinar, 2:00-3:30 pm CT) Serving Survivors with Disabilities and Deaf Survivors ~ Planning Accessible Conferences and Community Events, Vera Institute of Justice's Center on Victimization and Safety. January 17-18 ... Read More »

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