Category: Local Events

City of Parma Pinwheels for Prevention

AAFV visited the City of Parma again this year for the Pinwheels for Prevention program. In 2008, Prevent Child Abuse America introduced the pinwheel as the new national symbol for child abuse prevention through Pinwheels for Prevention. What the research has shown, is that people respond to the pinwheels. Thanks for having us, City of Parma! We appreciate your support to our efforts to combat and stop child abuse. We look forward to next year!

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Men In Top Tiers 2016

Men In Top Tiers 2016 Winners

The 3rd Annual Men In Top Tiers (M.I.T.T.) was hosted at the Best Western in Caldwell on Friday, June 24th.

Men In Top Tiers honors and acknowledges men that are “Top Tier” role models to children whose involvement with your organization positively affects the lives of children, families, and/or embodies the mission of your agency.

Congratulations to the winners of our 2016 M.I.T.T. Award on behalf of Advocates Against Family Violence.

Click a name below to view their nominations.

Rick Godina – Employment & Training Specialist

Albert Erickson – Chief of Police, Parma, Idaho

Jessie Lumbreras – CCOA, Aging, Weatherization and Human Services

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Fiesta Guadalajara


AAFV would also like to give a huge thank you to Fiesta Guadalajara for catering the event and providing such delicious food for the people that attended M.I.T.T!

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Proclamation

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Proclamation

On February 3rd, 2016, City of Caldwell Mayor Garett L. Nancolas proclaimed the month of February Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. The press conference was held at the Caldwell City Police Department at 10 am.

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Proclamation
Whereas, females between the ages 16-24 are more vulnerable to intimate partner violence, experiencing abuse at a rate almost triple the national average; and
Whereas, one in three adolescent girls in the United States is a victim of physical, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner, this far exceeds victimization rates for other types of violence affecting youth; and
Whereas, high school students who experience physical violence in a dating relationship are more likely to use drugs and alcohol, are at a greater risk of suicide and are much more likely to carry patterns of abuse into future relationships; and
Whereas, young people victimized by a dating partner are more likely to engage in risky sexual behavior and unhealthy dieting behaviors, disrupting normal development of self-esteem and body image; and
Whereas, nearly half of teens who experience dating violence report that incidents of abuse took place in a school building or on school grounds; and
Whereas, only 33% of teens who are in an abusive relationship ever tell anyone abuse the abuse and 81% of parents surveyed either believe teen dating violence is not an issue or admit they do not know if it is one; and
Whereas, by providing young people with education on healthy relationships and by changing attitudes that support violence, we recognize that dating violence can be prevented; and
Whereas, it is essential to raise community awareness and provide training for teachers, counselors and school staff so that they may recognize signs of dating violence.
Now, Therefore, I, Garret L. Nancolas, Mayor of the City of Caldwell, Idaho do proclaim February 2016 as Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month in the City of Caldwell and urge the community to work toward ending teen dating violence by empowering young people to develop healthier relationships, assisting victims in assessing information and support services needed, instituting effective intervention and prevention in schools and engaging in discussions with family members and peers.

View the news report on the Idaho Press Tribune website

Visit the City of Caldwell’s Website

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month Proclamation Event

Join us at the Caldwell Police Department on February 3rd, 2016 at 10:00 am as Advocates Against Family Violence holds a press conference and officially kicks off Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.

AAFV will be joined by local law enforcement and community leaders as they talk about the impact of Teen Dating Violence on our communities and show support for AAFV in providing advocacy and assistance to victims. “Current statistics show 1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men will experience domestic violence at some point in their lives,” stated Kimberly Deugan, Executive Director of Advocates Against Family Violence. “On average 3 women and 1 man are murdered by their domestic partner every day in the United States.

This is a social epidemic. It’s going to take all of society to stand up and accept that this issue exists. We must work strenuously now to change the next generation of children or the cycle will continue with staggering results.

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

What: Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month Press Conference

When: Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Time: 10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Where: Caldwell Police Department

110 S. 5th Ave, Caldwell, ID 83605

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