Past Events

River Bridge Presents Marilyn Van Derbur


Marilyn Van Derbur: A Survivor Story 

Marilyn Van Derbur was crowned Miss America while she was a student at the University of Colorado. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree, with Phi Beta Kappa honors.  As a childhood incest survivorshe has devoted much of her adult life to raising national awareness and understanding of sexual abuse and its long-term effects. In 1989 her family funded an adult incest survivor program in Denver, and in 1993 she co-founded two national not-for-profit organizations dedicated to public education and strengthening laws protecting victims of sexual abuse.

River Bridge is excited to bring Marilyn Van Derbur to Colorado!  In this event, Marilyn Van Derbur, a former Miss America, tells the story of how she was sexually violated by her prominent, millionaire father from age 5 to age 18. She was 53 years old before she was able to speak the words in public, “I am an incest survivor.”

She has opened the door for tens of thousands of sexual abuse survivors to also speak the words, many for the first time, within their own families and communities.

 Doors open at 5:30 pm 

October 11th, 2017

TimberHearth in Cordillera

Edwards, Colorado




Two Rivers Coalition for Victim Advocacy's Annual Event
April 6th, 2017 5:00-7:00pm
Glenwood Springs Branch Library

Event Highlights:
Local resource information for victims of crime
Glenwood Springs Fire Department fire truck for children
Pinwheels and Forget Me Knot flower packets
Food and drink provided by the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office and the District Attorney 9th Judicial District

 











Critical Community Meeting on Mandated Reporting 
We need your help to ensure that our community and children are safe
April 6th, 2017 
1:00 - 2:00 pm 
Glenwood Springs Branch Library

Are you a mandated reporter or do you supervise mandated reporters?
If so please join us!

As a community we have failed to report abuse and the most vulnerable among us is suffering, our children. Join this critical community discussion on Mandated Reporting.  We need your help to ensure our community and our children are safe.  







BUILDING RESILIENCY ~ ADDRESSING SECONDARY TRAUMA
Friday, November 4, 2016, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lunch included
Presented by Cathy Phelps, MA, LCSW
Executive Director, Center for Trauma & Resilience, Denver
  • Understand and recognize the impact of secondary trauma
  • Learn to proactively identify individual factors that contribute to secondary trauma and compassion fatigue
  • Develop strategies to build and maintain personal and professional resilience

Training provided free of charge by Office for Victims of Crime
Lunch provided by River Bridge Regional Center


Office for Victims of Crime


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Courthouse Dogs Workshops
Two Sessions for two different audiences:
August 25, 2015, 3:00-5:00 pm Glenwood Springs Library
Open to the public; all members of our 4-county multidisciplinary teams are highly encouraged to attend

August 26, 2015, 9:00-11:00 am Garfield County Courthouse, Glenwood Springs
This training is specifically designed for judges, attorneys, and
courthouse and legal staff (CLE credits available)





River Bridge's Annual Imagine 3 Fundraiser - April 4, 2015


    A great party at The Orchard in Carbondale with gourmet food by Susie Jimenez,
    The Pullman, town., Phat Thai, Allegria, Tempranillo, beer + wine, dancing to The
    Starletts, and a fabulous silent auction, all benefiting River Bridge! $50 / person.












A Special Evening with Marilyn Van Derbur
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    Thursday, October 16, 2014
    Doors 5:30 pm / Event 6:00 pm
    Wheeler Opera House, Aspen Colorado
    FREE

This evening includes Marilyn's inspirational presentation, book signing, complimentary hors d'oeuvres, and a cash bar.

    Marilyn Van Derbur was crowned Miss America in 1958 while she was a student at the     University of Colorado.

A childhood incest survivor who did not speak publicly about her abuse until 35 years later, Marilyn has devoted much of her adult life to raising national awareness and understanding of sexual abuse and its long-term effects.

Her book "Miss America by Day" has received numerous awards, including first place in Most Inspirational Book category from Writer's Digest.

Platinum Sponsor  Glenwood Sunset Rotary

Rotary
Other generous sponsors include  Alpine Bank, Charles Cunniffe Architects,
Wheeler Opera House
+ Susie Jimenez




HONORING A RIVER BRIDGE HERO
For National Crime Victims' Week, on April 7, 2014, River Bridge presented
Carbondale Police Department Officer Nino Santiago with the Award of Excellence.
Nino's dedication to child victims is outstanding and inspiring!


Nino Santiago + Gene Schilling
Carbondale Police Chief Gene Schilling congratulates Nino on his 2014 Award of Excellence

Read HERE what the staff of River Bridge say about their hero Nino Santiago



Fundraiser hosted by Celebrity Chef Susie Jimenez
February 22, 2014, 6:00 - 10:00 pm, The Gathering Center at The Orchard
110 Snowmass Drive, Carbondale, Colorado
$60 / person, all inclusive

Live music, dancing, wine + beer, a silent auction, gourmet food stations hosted by local restaurants and Susie Jimenez's catering company "Spice It Up" ALL INCLUDED!

Additional food stations provided by Presenting Sponsors:
    - Bravo Fine Catering + United States Chef Association
    - Phat Thai
    - The Pullman
    - town.
    - Allegria
    - Gandhi India's Cuisine
    - Tempranillo

Gold Sponsors:
    First Bank, Aspen Insulation Company, ColWest Roofing & Waterproofing
Silver Sponsors:
    Seattle Fish Company, Aspen Constructors
Bronze Sponsors:
    Sopris Liquor & Wine, Premiere Party Rental, Roaring Fork Liquors



VICTOR VIETH CHILD ABUSE TRAINING
for our partners in the law enforcement, child protection,
victim advocacy, mental health, and medical fields

Friday, August 30, 2013
8:15 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Glenwood Springs Community Center


Victor Vieth, J.D., is Executive Director of the National Child Protection Training Center and a national expert on child abuse interviews, investigation, prosecution, and prevention.

Topics include:
~  Investigation and Prosecution of Child Abuse & Neglect
~  Juvenile Sex Offenders
~  Assessing Allegations in Pre- or Non-Verbal Children
~  Recantation in Cases of Child Abuse

Register Here:  Vieth Registration



  A GALA FUNDRAISING EVENT
Joyce Bulifant
 My Life Upon the Wicked Stage

 Starring Joyce Bulifant & Roger Perry as the "Piano Man"

 Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.
 Aspen Meadows Resort

 A gala dinner and spectacular show of storytelling, songs, and images!


Joyce Bulifant shares her experiences with the famous: Walt Disney, Fred Astaire, Betty White, Helen Hayes, James MacArthur and many more...



Two events in June where a portion of the proceeds goes to River Bridge!

GRILL YOUR ACE OFF
Saturday, June 8, 2013 
10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 
Ace Hardware
1011 Highway 133, Carbondale, Colorado
 
 
- Sample and vote for your favorite BBQ
- Try meats grilled off Traeger, Big Green Egg, & Weber grills
- Save big on the latest grill accessories all day


MOUNTAIN SPICE
during the Aspen Classic Food & Wine Festival 
Friday, June 14, 2013
2:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Roof Top at The Prospector 
301 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, Colorado 

Celebrity Chef Suzie Jimenez will be representing her new Houston-based restaurant, Trenza, and showcasing Fire Mountain Fruit &
Corzo's incredible tequilas 

Latin- and Indian-Influenced Appetizers
Specialty Margaritas
Music by DJ Adolfo



 April is Child Abuse Prevention Month
Crime Victims' Rights Week is April 21 - 27, 2013

Apr 12 + 24, 5 - 8 pm, Main St Gallery GS: Art Gallery Quilt Display openings
Apr 22, 11:00 am, Glenwood Springs Courthouse: Proclamation Ceremony Honoring Victims of Crime
Apr 22, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, Glenwood Springs Community Center: Key Note Speakers John-Michael Keyes* and Samuel Granillo
Apr 25, 4:00 pm, KDNK: Victim / Survivor Radio Interviews
Apr 22 - 27, Glenwood Springs Courthouse Lawn: Victims of Crime Display (on display all week)
Apr 30, 6:00 pm, Garfield Co Sheriff's Office Rifle Annex: Pinwheel Garden Planting Ceremony

* Click HERE to listen to a brief interview with John-Michael Keyes
and HERE for the interview with Samuel Granillo, both conducted by Gabe Chenoweth at KMTS



Friday, June 29, 2012: Confessions with John Bradley at Glenwood Springs Community Center

John Bradley has served as District Attorney in Williamson County, Texas and speaks regularly at continuing legal education seminars in Texas and throughout the United States.

In Confessions, Mr. Bradley will discuss the four types of confessions, use of controlled phone calls, mental health issues in the use of phone calls, privacy issues, and other opportunities to capture conversations.

This interactive training is provided to members of the multi-disciplinary teams working with River Bridge Regional Center, as well as to any interested community members.




Supported by the Glenwood Springs Victim Assistance Law Enforcement (VALE) Board, Glenwood Springs Police Department, & Garfield County Sheriff's Office.