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Unlearning What We Were Told: Supporting LGBTQ2S Survivors of Sexual Assault, IAFN

Virtual Zoom

Sexual assault survivors who are LGBTQ2S often have specific needs and face unique barriers to seeking services and support. In this webinar, you will learn how to make your agency welcoming and inclusive, how to proactively address common concerns of LGBTQ2S survivors, and how to ensure that LGBTQ2S survivors see your agency as an affirming resource.

Advocating for Children and Youth Experiencing Trauma: Red Wind Consulting

Virtual Zoom

Tribal communities have statistically high rates of children and youth affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, teen dating and sex trafficking. This webinar will discuss how children experience trauma, how their trauma symptoms can look different, and what is typically expected when providing advocacy for children and youth. Each child’s reactions to trauma will be different, but almost all children who experience trauma will have emotional or behavioral changes for some time. Reactions can become problematic when they become severe and ongoing. This webinar will examine trauma and how to provide services and supports that lessen the trauma impact related to domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, teen dating and sex trafficking.

Engaging With Children Who Have Been Sexually Abused in the AN/AI Population: IAFN

Virtual Zoom

This webinar features an overview of facts and statistics regarding children/youth who may have experienced sexual abuse: how the impact of the trauma can follow them through life, while discussing the efforts to help heal, lessening the impacts of the trauma; as well as strengthening their natural resiliency to help the child/youth move from victimization to survivor with a focus on Alaska Native/American Indian children/youth population.

Creating and Sustaining TCU Campus Led Coordinated Community Response Teams: Red Wind Consulting

Virtual Zoom

A campus response to sexual assault can include many campus staff working in different departments. Campus Security, Title IX investigators, Counselors, Cultural Centers, and faculty could be responding to students who have experienced sexual assault. It is critical that there is a clear and consistent response to ensure that students receive the support and services they need. In the first webinar in this series, presenters will define what a campus-led coordinated response team (CCR) is, who the key players are in a campus CCR, and how to develop plans, visions, protocols. The second part of this series will be a hands-on approach, including steps to developing a coordinated community response team and how to sustain one through time.

Using Experts for Investigation and Prosecution of Sexual Violence Cases: IAFN

Virtual Zoom

Sexual violence cases often present evidentiary questions and issues that are not in easily understood without the assistance of someone with specialized knowledge, training, and/or experience. This can involve challenges to understanding the presence or absence of medical evidence, the impact of toxicology on the human body, as well as the effects of trauma and the range of individual responses to sexual violence. Experienced professionals can provide judges and juries with the necessary context to ensure that they are making informed decisions based on the evidence and prevent misconceptions from negatively impacting the outcome of a case. The presenter will summarize the law related to the introduction of expert testimony and highlight the importance of deciding if and when to introduce expert testimony in a case.

OVW Tribal Affairs Division New Grantee Orientation

Virtual Zoom

The New Grantee Orientation (NGO) is designed to strengthen the grantee’s ability to successfully implement their grant projects, increase their understanding of project impact within their community, and support the ability of the tribal government and community to respond effectively towards domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, stalking and sex trafficking. Who should attend? Newly funded Tribal Governments Program grantees, Tribal Sexual Assault Services grantees, Tribal Jurisdiction grantees and new project directors and staff of programs previously funded under the above grant programs. Go to: https://www.tadngo.com/ for more information.

Press Conference Announcing Gaagige-Mikwendaagoziwag “They Are Remembered Forever” MMIWg2S Reward Fund

City Hall Rotunda and virtually on Facebook

[Duluth, MN] The City of Duluth, Native Lives Matter Coalition, and Mending the Sacred Hoop announce the Gaagige-Mikwendaagoziwag “They Are Remembered Forever” Reward Fund for information regarding Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two Spirit people in the Twin Ports. Funds will be used to encourage those with information on the missing to report. The Gaagige-Mikwendaagoziwag Fund was conceived in honor of Sheila St Clair, who went missing from Duluth, MN in 2015 and has still not been found. The Fund will assist in bringing Sheila and others home. Due to COVID-19, the press conference will be closed to the [...]

Advocates Connect! February Meeting: “What’s in Your Survival Kit?”

Virtual Zoom

Advocates Connect! meetings provide a space for advocates throughout the state to meet virtually and check-in about doing the work to address and end violence in our communities, gathering to share experiences, insights, and advice on doing the work. This month’s discussion will center on ways to survive and thrive in our work to end violence against Native women.

Advocates Connect! March Meeting: What is Your 2022 Vision?

Virtual Zoom

Advocates Connect! meetings provide a space for advocates throughout the state to meet virtually and check-in about doing the work to address and end violence in our communities, gathering to share experiences, insights, and advice. This month’s discussion, “What is your 2022 vision?” will center on discovering and sharing the ways in which the last few years of the pandemic have helped us refocus and envision what is truly important to each of us as we work to end violence against Native women.

Indigenous Tools for Living Virtual Workshop

Virtual Zoom

The Indigenous Tools for Living workshop is an 8-session series providing concrete tools and approaches that emphasize Indigenous knowledge and applications for working with complex trauma in ways that avoid burn-out and triggering, while maximizing impact. Specifically designed for DV/SA advocates and service providers working with Native victims of DV and SA.

Advocates Connect! April Meeting: Sexual Assault Advocacy

Virtual Zoom

Please join the Sacred Hoop Coalition and advocates across Minnesota for our monthly connection. Offered every month, Advocates Connect! meetings provide a space for advocates throughout the state to meet virtually and check-in about doing the work to address and end violence in our communities, gathering to share experiences, insights, and advice. For this month’s discussion the SHC welcomes Cinnamon Bankey, of the Minnesota Indian Women's Sexual Assault Coalition to share her knowledge on advocating for survivors of sexual assault. Come with any concerns, questions, or frustrations you have in providing SA advocacy.

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