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Advocates Connect! in June: Renewal & Growth

2022-06-07T16:06:00+00:00

Please join the Sacred Hoop Coalition and advocates across Minnesota for our June connection. Offered every month, Advocates Connect! provides 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 centers on renewal and growth. Come prepared to discuss the ways you have embraced change and grown in your work and life.

Advocates Connect! in June: Renewal & Growth2022-06-07T16:06:00+00:00

Advocates Connect! April Meeting: Sexual Assault Advocacy

2022-04-12T18:38:14+00:00

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.

Advocates Connect! April Meeting: Sexual Assault Advocacy2022-04-12T18:38:14+00:00

Indigenous Tools for Living Virtual Workshop

2022-03-01T18:40:10+00:00

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.

Indigenous Tools for Living Virtual Workshop2022-03-01T18:40:10+00:00

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

2022-05-25T17:11:26+00:00

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.

Advocates Connect! March Meeting: What is Your 2022 Vision?2022-05-25T17:11:26+00:00

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Reauthorization Act of 2022 introduced in the Senate

2022-03-01T21:06:22+00:00

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 [...]

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Reauthorization Act of 2022 introduced in the Senate2022-03-01T21:06:22+00:00

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

2022-05-25T17:10:26+00:00

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! February Meeting: “What’s in Your Survival Kit?”2022-05-25T17:10:26+00:00

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

2021-12-08T16:32:05+00:00

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.

Using Experts for Investigation and Prosecution of Sexual Violence Cases: IAFN2021-12-08T16:32:05+00:00

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

2021-12-08T16:59:37+00:00

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.

Creating and Sustaining TCU Campus Led Coordinated Community Response Teams: Red Wind Consulting2021-12-08T16:59:37+00:00

Advocating for Children and Youth Experiencing Trauma: Red Wind Consulting

2021-12-07T15:18:24+00:00

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.

Advocating for Children and Youth Experiencing Trauma: Red Wind Consulting2021-12-07T15:18:24+00:00

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

2021-12-07T15:18:24+00:00

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.

Unlearning What We Were Told: Supporting LGBTQ2S Survivors of Sexual Assault, IAFN2021-12-07T15:18:24+00:00
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