SAFETY ALERT: Computer use is traceable and Internet activities can never be fully erased from your hard drive. If you think your computer use might be monitored please find a safer place to surf the web, like at a friend's house or the public library. Or call the 24 hour domestic violence hotline at (707) 255-NEWS (6397) if you are in Napa County or (800) 799-7233 if you are outside of Napa County. If you are viewing our site and need to get away quickly to an unrelated site, click the red ESCAPE button in the upper right corner and you will be redirected. Please test this feature on your computer RIGHT NOW to ensure you are comfortable using it.

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ALERTA DE SEGURIDAD: El uso de una computadora puede ser identificado y actividades en la internet nunca pueden ser totalmente eliminadas del disco duro. Si piensas que tu uso de computadora posiblemente esta siendo monitoriado favor de encontrar un  lugar seguro donde puedas navegar la red social, por ejemplo la casa de una amistad confiable o la biblioteca publica. O llama a nuestra  linea de Violencia Domestica disponible las 24 horas al 707-255-NEWS (6397) si te encuentras en el Valle de Napa, o a este (800) 799-7233 si te encuentras fuera del Condado de Napa. Si estas visitando nuestra pagina y necesitas salirte rapidamente a una pagina no relacionada, oprime el boton rojo de ESCAPE arriba en la esquina de la mano derecha y seras desviado/a. Favor de probar este función en su computadara AHORA MISMO para asegurarse que se sienta comodo/a usando esta función.

Los servicios de NEWS están disponibles para todos, independientemente del estatus migratorio.

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NEWS is here to help!

NEWS is committed to supporting victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse, especially during this time of unprecedented transitions and health concerns. Out of deep respect for our employees and their families, we will be altering our services slightly. For the time being, we will be pausing the ability to take walk-ins at our administrative office, and will be seeing clients by appointment only. In no way will our commitment to providing safety, hope, healing and empowerment for survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse be minimized.

The NEWS Emergency Shelter programs remain operational 24-hours a day, and we continue to provide safe housing, emergency counseling, and emergency needs to victims escaping violence.

If you, or anyone you know, needs to access NEWS services at any time, please have them call our 24-hour help line (707) 255-6397 for immediate assistance. Also, you may continue on to our website or email us.

Thank you for your understanding and consideration,


Tracy Lamb
Executive Director


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Los servicios de NEWS están disponibles para todos, independientemente del estatus migratorio

¡NEWS está aquí para ayudar!

NEWS se compromete a apoyar a las víctimas de violencia doméstica y abuso sexual, especialmente durante este tiempo de transiciones sin precedentes y preocupaciones de salud. Por profundo respeto por nuestros empleados y sus familias, modificaremos ligeramente nuestros servicios. Por el momento, estaremos pausando la posibilidad de realizar visitas sin cita previa en nuestra oficina administrativa y veremos a los clientes solo con cita previa. De ninguna manera se minimizará nuestro compromiso de brindar seguridad, esperanza, sanación y empoderamiento a las sobrevivientes de violencia doméstica y abuso sexual.

Los programas de Refugio de Emergencia de NEWS permanecen operativos las 24 horas del día, y continuamos brindando vivienda segura, consejería de emergencia y necesidades de emergencia a las víctimas que escapan de la violencia.

Si usted, o alguien que conoce, necesita acceder a los servicios de NEWS en cualquier momento, pídales que llamen a nuestra línea de ayuda las 24 horas (707) 255-6397 para obtener asistencia inmediata. Además, puede continuar en nuestro sitio web o enviarnos un correo electrónico.

Gracias por su comprensión y consideración.


Tracy Lamb, directora ejecutiva de NEWS

707-255-NEWS (6397)

24 HOUR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ABUSE HELP LINE
LINEA DE AYUDA LAS 24 HORAS PARA VIOLENCIA DOMESTICA Y ABUSO SEXUAL

1-800-799-7233

OUTSIDE OF NAPA COUNTY
FUERA DEL CONDADO DE NAPA

HEALTHY KIDS, EMPOWERED ADULTS, ENGAGED COMMUNITY

Healthy kids, empowered adults and engaged communities are essential to prevent child abuse. This virtual prevention institute is designed to engage supportive adults and professionals throughout Napa County in child physical and sexual abuse prevention. The Napa Courage Center and NEWS Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse Services have collaborated to offer a series of virtual education sessions from October 2020 through April 2021 in order to strengthen our community's capacity to protect children from harm.

We kick off our virtual prevention institute with Darkness To Light. Darkness To Light is a leader in child sexual abuse prevention and uses the power of behavior change to protect children. This four-part training will focus on the prevention of child sexual abuse, and is designed for parents, caregivers, and anyone who works with children.

 

Session 1: Healthy Touch for Children & Youth – Thursday, November 12th, 2020, 4-6pm

Register HERE

Understanding boundaries makes us more mindful about how we interact with children. This session teaches some guidelines for healthy touch and safe, respectful ways to interact with children.

 

Session 2: Talking with Children about Safety from Sexual Abuse – Thursday, December 3rd, 2020, 4-6pm

Register HERE 

Having age-appropriate, open conversations about our bodies, sex, and boundaries is an important step in protecting children.  Talking about personal safety and sex creates a protective bond between children and their caregivers. Participants in this session will learn how to talk with and listen to children about sexual abuse and personal safety.

 

Session 3: Protecting Children During a Crisis – Thursday, January 7th, 2021, 4-6pm

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We need to be prepared to continue protecting kids to the best of our ability under any circumstances. This session is designed to help supportive adults navigate through the unusual circumstances we face during times of crisis and strategies to protect children.

 

Session 4: Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children – Thursday, February 11th, 2021, 4-6pm

Register HERE 

The commercial sexual exploitation of children is an egregious human rights, public health, and criminal justice violation that occurs every day across the U.S. This training explores the root causes of exploitation and why preventing sexual abuse is important to reducing risk of children being sexually exploited.

 

Facilitator: Tracy Leonard

Tracy has been a Darkness to Light Authorized Facilitator for 6 years and Certified Instructor for 3 years having trained over 1,200 adults. Her newest venture is as the Principal and Owner of Safe Spaces www.sfspcs.com, a firm focusing on creating resilient families, communities, and organizations through workshops, trainings, technical assistance and consulting.