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Community Outreach at Biker Girls 4th Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Event

Updated: Oct 16, 2023

Golden Little Star, a Human Service Organization partner of Access East and the Healthy Opportunities Pilot Program, focuses on community involvement and outreach. Recently, our lead case manager, Kiara, and Brandise, an administrator from Access East, participated in the Biker Girls 4th Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Event: Shine Bright Like a Diamond, lead by community advocate Chiquinta Dickens

The event, held on October 12th, 2023, at the Courthouse Square 311 Main St., Tarboro, NC, aimed to raise awareness on the issue of domestic violence and how we can collaboratively work to stop it. The event was lead by community advocate Chiquinta Dickens.

Our representatives took the stage to highlight the Interpersonal Violence (IPV) Case Management Services provided by Golden Little Star. These services are instrumental in supporting individuals as they grapple with the repercussions of abusive relationships. Here's a closer look at the range of services we offer:

  1. Assistance with Transition-Related Needs: Recognizing that those escaping abusive situations often need to reestablish themselves, our services encompass helping individuals obtain a new phone number, update mailing addresses, and even school arrangements to minimize disruptions for children.

  2. Community Linkages: Recognizing the importance of a comprehensive support system, we help connect individuals with child care, after-school programs, and community engagement activities.

  3. Referrals to Expertise: Golden Little Star has built robust connections with community-based social service and mental health agencies with IPV experience. These specialized services offer trauma-informed mental health care for family members impacted by domestic violence, including those who have witnessed such violence.

  4. Legal Support: Beyond the emotional and mental toll, there's often a legal aspect to navigate. While we don’t offer legal representation, our services involve referring individuals to legal support, helping them obtain protection orders, negotiate child custody agreements, or address any legal barriers they might face in securing new housing.

  5. Violence Intervention Services: This extends our support beyond just family contexts. We aim to support those who might be at risk of community violence.

  6. Evidence-Based Parenting Classes: Recognizing the strain interpersonal violence can place on parenting, our curricula offer group and one-on-one instructions, supplemented with written and audiovisual materials. We also provide additional services to ensure regular attendance and focus during these classes.

  7. Home Visiting Services: Tailored for those who need it the most, our trained case managers, some of whom are licensed clinicians, offer one-on-one observations, instructions, and support, accompanied by written or audiovisual materials.

  8. Dyadic Therapy Services: Targeted towards children and adolescents at risk, this service offers dyadic therapy, which can be a pivotal tool in diagnosing or treating attachment disorders, behavioral or conduct disorders, mood disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

The Biker Girls 4th Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Event served as a platform to highlight the depth and breadth of our IPV services. Golden Little Star remains committed to not just ensuring stable housing but also holistically addressing the challenges and traumas our clients might face. With events like these, we move a step closer to creating a community that is aware, supportive, and resilient.

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