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StrengthUnited Supports Our Community Through Crisis

October 29, 2020

Stephanie Molen, with a representative from Forces of Nature Productions, picking up a donation of stuffed animals for children

StrengthUnited provides intervention, prevention, and outreach services to thousands of children, adults, and families throughout our community, and hundreds of CSUN students have received their undergraduate and graduate training there. When COVID-19 pandemic turned our world upside down, StrengthUnited quickly adapted in order to continue providing 24/7 crisis services, and expanded their work to meet the growing need and reduce factors known to contribute to abuse and maltreatment. Read more

Child Advocacy Center News: Governor signed AB 2741 (Rubio)

October 16, 2020


As a proud certified Child Advocacy Center, we are happy to announce that on September 30, 2020, Governor Newsom signed AB 2741 (Rubio), a bill that creates statutory requirements for children’s advocacy centers (CAC). These requirements clarify what services must be provided to qualify as a CAC. This historic move helps ensure that abused children receive the specific services they need for healing and justice, minimizes re-traumatization to hurt children, improves investigations into allegations of child abuse, and decreases investigational costs.  Read more

We all deserve abuse-free lives ~ DVAM Message

October 1, 2020

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Did you know that 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have experienced severe physical violence from a partner in their lifetimes? Survivors of Domestic Violence experience not only physical injuries, but also financial hardship, mental health issues, and chronic lifetime health problems. And the current pandemic has exacerbated all of the stressors that can cause violent abuse. Throughout October, we will be raising funds to support our work with survivors of Domestic Violence. Partners like you make it possible for us to provide intervention, support, and prevention services. Together we can ensure that everyone in our community has the opportunity for an abuse-free life... Read more


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