Thursday, June 7, 2012

Wings For Life - Living Apart...Parenting Together

Wings for L.I.F.E.

(Life-skills Imparted to Families through Education)


For the ‘BEST’ Interest of the CHILDREN
Presented by: Jennifer Peralta, MSW/LSAA

Door Prize Drawing to be held!
Doors open: 5:45pm Close: 6:15pm
Roswell Boys & Girls Club
201 S. Garden

SUNDAY, June 10th, 2012
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

For Questions call: Shelly @ 317-2042
Crafts for children in a family friendly environment
(Sitter available)

Monday, June 4, 2012

Amber Alert Best Practices

OJJDP has just released “Amber Alert Best Practices,” a great guide that highlights the most effective strategy for responding to Amber Alerts for missing children and endangered persons, including good information for volunteers and victim advocates.  You can check it out at

New Podcast: Offering Hope, Providing Insight

New Podcast: Offering Hope, Providing Insight

After spending her childhood in an abusive home and several years in the foster care system, Stephanie Holt finds strength through her work as a volunteer with the Vancouver, WA, CASA program. Listen to Stephanie share her story as she offers hope to foster youth and provides insight for all CASA volunteers.

National CASA podcasts provide updates from National CASA, alert you to legislative action, and share experiences from program staff, volunteers and the youth we serve. You can subscribe via RSS or iTunes and receive new programs as they are released. Or, you can search our podcast library at Please share this resource with your volunteers

Understanding Violence Against Transgender Individuals

OVC Web Forum Guest Host To Discuss Understanding Violence Against Transgender Individuals: June 6

On June 6, 2012, at 2 p.m. (eastern time), in commemoration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) will present a Web Forum discussion with Michael Munson and Rebecca Waggoner on understanding violence against transgender individuals. Michael Munson is the cofounder and Executive Director of FORGE, an organization focused on improving the lives of transgender individuals. A long-time activist, Munson has been active in the transgender/SOFFA (significant others, friends, families, and allies) community since 1994. He participates on multiple local and national advisory committees to ensure that the needs of transgender survivors are heard and addressed, and has authored numerous publications for service providers and allied professionals. Rebecca Waggoner is the Director of OutFront Minnesota’s Anti-Violence Program, where she manages all program-related activities including developing effective services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender crime victims; providing individual crisis counseling and advocacy services to victims; and developing program-related training curricula. Waggoner has worked extensively with anti-violence focused, community-based programs for more than 10 years. For more information, visit the OVC Web Forum at

OVC would appreciate your help in spreading the word about the upcoming Guest Host Session. Go to for instructions on how to participate.