Systems Advocacy: Creating Safe, Respectful & Effective Responses Part 3

  “I was so tired I could hardly think. Petrified about going to court.  The prosecutor was an angel. Kind, patient. He actually said he was sorry I got beaten up, I didn’t deserve it – no matter what. Then he said he would do the prosecution without me if I wanted. The cops did […]

Category: Domestic Violence , Intervention , Native Communities
 
 

Systems Advocacy: Creating Safe, Respectful & Effective Responses Part 2

  “It was about six months after my children and I finally got a house in tribal housing. I was struggling to get to work, take care of the kids and keep the car working. I needed my ex to watch the children a couple days a week so I could work. I trusted him […]

Category: Domestic Violence , Intervention , Native Communities
 
 

Systems Advocacy: Creating Safe, Respectful & Effective Responses

  “I spent 4 days in jail for an unpaid traffic ticket. My boyfriend beat me up and I called the cops. He was gone by the time they got to my house. But they ran my name and arrested me…” “It was such a struggle – I needed to get a protection order against […]

Category: Domestic Violence , Intervention , Native Communities
 
 

COVID19: Coping with Anxiety

  As we continue journeying through the uncharted waters of the coronavirus pandemic, there are likely many “shoulds” and “coulds” that come into our minds in any given moment. All too often, those “shoulds” encourage us to reach outside of ourselves and find solutions to ease the discomfort. Like many things, reaching outside of ourselves […]

Category: Coronavirus , COVID-19 , Domestic Violence , Education , Intervention , Self Care
 
 

COVID19: Triggers and Isolation

  Due to the current COVID19 health pandemic and having to self-isolate and implement social distancing, many of us are feeling triggered by past wounds or have out of control anxiety about “What If” and “What Now”. Social Media at its best is not helpful when we think about panic and anxiety and how all […]

Category: Domestic Violence , Education , Intervention , Native Communities
 
 

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