The Housing First model has been shown to be a highly effective approach to achieving permanent housing for chronically homeless individuals with serious mental illness and chemical dependency. Based on the presumption that helping people obtain stable housing before addressing other concerns makes dealing with these other issues easier, and the evidence has strongly supports this claim. Components of the model that themselves toward achieving similar goals for homeless domestic violence survivors, survivors of sexual assault, and their children. Webinar participants will explore what housing first is and how it can serve as a strong model to providing transitional housing for victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, and stalking within their tribe.
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.
Introducing the concept of social and behavior change through the practice of social marketing. Presenters will explain how social marketing can be used as a method for combating violence against women and children in Native communities.
This webinar will discuss the prevalence of intimate partner sexual assault, the challenges associated with reporting and the specific healthcare and safety needs of American Indian/Alaska Native survivors.
This informational webinar is geared toward state, local and tribal law enforcement officials to provide an overview of federal firearms laws, the different categories of individuals who are prohibited from possession firearms including those convicted of misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence and / or those who are subject to certain domestic violence protective orders. The goal of this presentation is for participants to learn investigative tips on how to build a strong case for federal referral and prosecution.