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.
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.
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.
Advocates other service providers require continued education on the new dangers online. Since the pandemic, there are many new criminal and digital threats that are unknown to many doing this work. Please join us as we discuss what to look for, how to monitor, current trends/apps, and support digital trafficking survivors while creating safer online life-ways in Indigenous communities.
Two-spirit youth are at high risk of violence and exploitation. They are also often overlooked and underserved in the systems meant to protect them. Through the lens of her personal story of being trafficked, Jessica Gidagaakoons Smith, a two-spirit survivor and legal scholar, will present her extensive research on the MMIWG2S epidemic and discuss ways that agencies can start implementing changes and educating advocates to better serve all survivors by being culturally supportive and inclusive.