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! 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.
On Wednesday, February 10, a group of bipartisan senators introduced S. 3623, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Reauthorization Act of 2022. The bill, which would reauthorize VAWA through 2027, includes provisions that restore critical categories of Tribal criminal jurisdiction necessary to protect Native women and children, including sexual assault, stalking, sex trafficking, child violence, obstruction of justice, and assault of Tribal justice personnel. This bipartisan bill also establishes an Alaska pilot project, which will enable a limited number of Tribes in the state to exercise special Tribal criminal jurisdiction (STCJ), and clarifies that Tribes in Maine are also eligible to [...]
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.
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.
Building Cultural and Traditional Services in Schools: The power of our language, Red Wind ConsultingHolly2021-12-07T15:18:24+00:00
In this webinar we will discuss how using empowering words today can have a powerful impact on our children. Taking a deeper look at our own language and the words our ancestors spoke helps us unlock a missing piece of ourselves. When we speak our language, we become connected in a way that can’t be seen but felt. How can introducing cultural and language class in your school help children and youth affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, teen dating and sex trafficking? This webinar will focus on using empowering words to support survivors.
What is a survey? What are the advantages vs. disadvantages? This webinar will answer these questions as well as things to consider - the why, what, who, how of surveying; types of questions; informed consent; and analyzing data for program/policy development and/or improvement. Examples of post-training and community surveys will be provided. We'll help programs understand the difference between program assessment for improvement and evaluative research type activities.
This webinar will include an overview of the role health professionals play in responding to trafficking victims. We will examine the need for Forensic Examiners to create a critical and coordinated response to sex trafficked victims in Indian Country. Identifying victim safety and their needs are vital decisions when coordinating efforts and removing barriers. Understanding importance of cross training in Indian Country by using a coordinated effort will improve a safe transition for the victim and successful prosecution.
This webinar covers: 1. What is a survey 2. Advantages vs. disadvantages 3. Things to consider (why, what, who, how) 4. Types of questions 5. Informed consent 6. Analyzing data for program/policy development and/or improvement. This webinar will also provide an example of a post-training survey and a community survey. We will help programs understand the difference between program assessment for improvement and evaluative research type activities – the latter being an activity that cannot be done with OVW tribal government grant funds.
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.