VidaNyx honors multidisciplinary champions on the front lines of child abuse on survivor support day

Jun 23, 2021

July 9th event to spotlight healing secondary trauma for teams delivering justice and hope to child survivors

It goes without saying that this has been an unprecedented year. At VidaNyx, we have the privilege of working with multidisciplinary teams represented by more than 4,000 agencies across the United States and growing – teams full of amazing human beings at the front lines of child safety – interrupting trauma and building hope.

This work is not for the faint of heart.

Survivor Support Day, celebrated across the country this year on July 9th, celebrates and honors these incredible stewards of hope. Knowing the past year has been especially trying, as teams adjusted to pandemic workflows and emergency protocols often supporting more concentrated cases of acute abuse, we are grateful to be hosting Tabitha Mpamira to share some inspiration, reflection, and access to tools to support teams with secondary trauma.

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keynote by tabitha mpamira dedicated to healing the healers

Tabitha, an international advocate and founder of EDJA Foundation providing free medical, legal, and mental health services to survivors of sexual assault in East Africa and bringing perpetrators to justice, is survivor and mental health therapist herself. She will address pragmatic ways to consider self care to address the stresses of working on the front lines of abuse, including the rise in secondary trauma, and introduce a series of complimentary workshops for child advocates and multidisciplinary members VidaNyx will be hosting with her this fall.

Tabitha’s work in this area has been widely recognized and vividly depicted by Now This and in the documentary Victors: Singing to the Lions, which has been screened globally, including at the United Nations Association – New York City. She was recognized by Global Citizen in 2018 when she won the People’s Choice Waislitz Award and is a current nominee for the Female Founders Alliance Advocate Award. Tabitha has been invited to speak across the globe including her widely viewed TEDx Talk on the transforming or transferring of trauma.

Join VidaNyx and our Partners Across the Country July 9th

VidaNyx will also be recognizing awards honor a Child Advocacy Leader, a Child Advocacy Multidisciplinary Partner, and a Champion of Children joined by national partners Teresa Huizar, Executive Director of the National Children’s Alliance, and Katelyn Brewer, CEO of Darkness to Light.

Join us in our Survivor Support Day kickoff recognizing individuals in child advocacy and serving on multidisciplinary teams who make this life saving work possible every day for children.

Turning a Tech Talk into a ‘Nology Walk

When I sat down to write this post, I had just returned home from visiting a child advocacy center after training their team on a new cloud-based video management solution. The CAC I visited conducts more than 2,000 child forensic interviews per year, and my mind was full with all the ways CACs can benefit from cloud technology.

child advocacy teams serve more children than ever before

Supporting secure video evidence delivery across 4,800 agencies nationwide, at VidaNyx we have the privilege of working with more than 16,000 multidisciplinary professionals. These amazing human beings at the front lines of child safety interrupt trauma and build hope during some of the most trying times in recent history. However, this work often comes at the expense of their own well being.

a letter from our new CEO: sara boyd

I am tremendously honored to join VidaNyx as CEO. Having spent nearly 20 years of my career in the nonprofit sector, most recently as CEO of the Omaha Community Foundation, I have a personal commitment to delivering ​world-class technology that prioritizes the security, healing, and justice you provide child survivors.

VidaNyx honors July 11 as survivor support day

At VidaNyx, survivors of child abuse and neglect and the child advocacy centers and multidisciplinary teams that support them are at the center of our mission to deliver leading technology advancing justice and healing.
In honor of Survivor Support Day July 11th, we share this list of eleven simple actions that can be done to share your survivor support.

protecting child forensic interview video evidence

Across the US, child advocacy centers are focused on providing a continuum of services to children who have suffered from incidents of child abuse and neglect. To effectively provide services without retraumatization, child forensic interviews are video recorded so they can be shared with law enforcement, prosecution, child welfare agencies, health professionals and when necessary, defense attorneys – without forcing the child to have to retell the story of their trauma unnecessarily.

from darkness to light with tech for the public interest

There is no reason why people in the U.S. should have more information about their nearest coffee shop than where to go for sexual assault response. This summer I was introduced to one of the nation’s leading sexual assault reform advocates, Leah Griffin. I immediately knew her powerful story would change our nation.

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