Archive for November, 2012

Published by cdrochelman on 01 Nov 2012

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 time.  I am proud of my association with this great agency, and all the benefits I have received over the years.  I urge each of you to consider the benefits of membership [hyperlink to benefits page] and make sure you are taking advantage of them to receive the full value of your membership.

As we approach the holiday season, Thanksgiving is a great time to give the gift of membership to someone you care about and to show them how thankful you are to be in their lives.  And right now, there’s an incentive to encourage others to join, as the member who recruits the most new members during the membership drive will win a Sony Touch camera!

This Thanksgiving, I’d like to thank each and every one of you for being a TCFV member.  Your membership means so much as it helps to create positive change for victims and survivors throughout the state.  Thanks for making the choice to support TCFV through membership.


Debbie Moseley
Executive Director,The Bridge Over Troubled Waters

The Bridge Over Troubled Waters is a Category I Member.  For more information, click here.

Published by cdrochelman on 01 Nov 2012

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
Bay Area Turning Point is a TCFV Category I member.  For more information, click
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SafeHaven of Tarrant County, Arlington

The SafeHaven Arlington shelter recently received a new play field, donated by the the Synthetic Turf Council, a non-profit trade association.

“A child in an abusive situation often takes on a parental role in an effort to protect his or her mother,” said Mary Lee Hafley, CEO, SafeHaven. “A donated play field will allow a child to just be a child.”

At the dedication ceremony held last month, children ran onto the field, breaking a purple ribbon they had created in art class at the shelter.

“We are committed to community wellness and environmental responsibility through the use of synthetic turf,” said Rick Doyle, President of the Synthetic Turf Council. Our members enthusiastically came together to build a play field that increases opportunities for the families and children at SafeHaven to be active and play outside.”

SafeHaven  is a TCFV Category I member.  For more information, click here.

A membership benefit for family violence programs is the ability to post job openings on the TCFV website, which attracts over 8,000 visits each month.  Click here to submit a job opening to be posted on our website. 

DVAM Wrap Up:

As October comes to a close, we celebrate a successful Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Go Purple Day.  Programs across the state posted their DVAM efforts.  Click here ( to see them.

Thanks to each and every one of you who helped spread family violence awareness in October and continue the work all year round!  If you have pictures from your DVAM event that you would like to share with us, please send them to

Membership Drive
There is power in numbers! TCFV strives to have more than 1500 members in preparation for the 83rd Texas Legislative Session and 113th convening of the US Congress. Your membership helps further advocacy efforts resulting in essential funding for family violence services and laws that assist victims of family violence.

As of November 1st, we are at 13% of our goal.  Will you help us get to 100%?

Renew your TCFV Friend Membership and enter to win a Nook 8GB Tablet!

All individuals who renew during the Membership Drive (September 4-February14) will be entered into a drawing for a Nook Tablet. We will announce the winner at Advocacy Day on February 15, 2013.

Current members, you can win a Sony MHS-TS10 Bloggie Touch Camera!

New this year, the TCFV member who recruits the most members will win a Sony MHS-TS10 Bloggie Touch Camera.  Encourage your friends, family, and colleagues to become TCFV members.  Be sure they indicate on their form that you recruited them, so that all of your new recruits will count toward your total in the competition.

Please forward this e-newsletter to your friends, family and co-workers and encourage them to join during the TCFV Membership Drive.

For more information or to renew your membership, contact Cassie Drochelman at, or visit us online at

Published by cdrochelman on 01 Nov 2012

Get Involved- November 2012

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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.   

Published by cdrochelman on 01 Nov 2012

Resources- November 2012

A Call to Men

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Futures Without Violence

Published by cdrochelman on 01 Nov 2012

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 in Dallas, TX
9th Annual Innovative Approaches to Family Violence Conference, the North Texas Alliance, the Dallas County Domestic Violence Awareness Council, and the Child Abuse Prevention and Sexual Assault Coalitions.

February 13-14 in Austin, TX
TCFV Executive Directors’ Conference, hosted by the Texas Council on Family Violence.

February 15 in Austin, TX
Advocacy Day, hosted by the Texas Council on Family Violence.

April 26-27 in Austin, TX
TCFV BIPP Conference
, hosted by the Texas Council on Family Violence.

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