VidaNyx honors July 11 as survivor support day

Jul 4, 2020

wear purple – connect virtually – celebrate!

Survivors of child abuse, and their powerful stories of courage and resilience, are at the center of our social impact mission at VidaNyx.  In recognition of survivors’ strength and the compassion and dedication of those who work tirelessly to support them, VidaNyx is hosting a special celebration for the 2nd Annual Survivor Support Day.  This year, Survivor Support Day will launch with a virtual kick-off with an inspiring story from Survivor Jolene Loetscher and will include guests from the child advocacy center movement including forensic interviewers, survivors, government officials and more. VidaNyx is proud to partner with the Nebraska Alliance of Child Advocacy Centers and Children’s Advocacy Centers of Washington for this virtual event.

honoring survivors in washington and nebraska

VidaNyx began in Seattle, Washington, inside the walls of Giving Tech Labs, a social impact innovation lab. Earlier this year, VidaNyx headquarters moved to Omaha, Nebraska, home of Project Harmony, the first child advocacy center to launch VidaNyx. In a show of unified support, Survivor Support Day will be celebrated in both Washington and Nebraska this year as the legacy continues.

survivor support day history

Survivor Support Day is observed each year on July 11, in recognition of the founding of VidaNyx. VidaNyx was created on July 11, 2018, to support child advocacy centers and protect survivors of child abuse. To honor this day of commitment to children and the network of care providing services of justice and healing, VidaNyx created Survivor Support Day to celebrate survivors at the center of our work.

First celebrated in Washington in 2019, Governor Jay Inslee officially proclaimed July 11 as Survivor Support Day. To show support for this initiative, child advocacy center staff and supporters around the state wore purple, the signature VidaNyx hue.

In 2020, support has grown to include proclamations by both Governor Inslee of Washington State and Governor Pete Ricketts of Nebraska.

join the celebration

Inspiring survivors exist everywhere.  We seek to amplify the voice and celebrate the strength of all survivors and invite supporters from all over to attend this year’s virtual celebration featuring representatives from child advocacy centers, multidisciplinary teams, government officials, and survivors alike.

The event takes place on Friday, July 10th at 11 am CDT/9 am PDT. To RSVP and receive calendar details, contact us.

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.

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.

VidaNyx’s eleven ways to take action to honor 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.

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.

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.

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.

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