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.
Parenting is often affected when domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, or sex trafficking has happened. Whether parenting issues are ongoing due to abusive relationship or are ongoing due to generational trauma we need to support our victims/ survivors as they develop new skills to increase success for our indigenous youth. What does positive parenting for indigenous parents look like? This webinar will discuss small steps we can make in our homes, schools and communities that will have a lasting positive change in children and teens on the reservations. Many of our parents struggle with disciplining, setting boundaries and how to support children who have been through trauma. Stepping away from the blaming of our own parents and connecting with our ancestors to set things right for the next generation is what is webinar is all about.
Supporting our native brothers, as they heal from domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, teen dating and sex trafficking is a vital part of children and youth victim service. Many of our children are growing up without fathers or good male role models. How can our young men become good sons, brothers, fathers, mentors without other men around? They can’t, and this webinar will help us understand why men need support service too. How can our communities get involved and what programming is available to support our indigenous men? How you and your program can create partnerships with these important partners.