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.
Investigating and prosecuting stalking in sexual assault crimes in Indian Country brings about multi-dimensional challenges. This webinar is designed to understand the prevalence of stalking in Indian Country, jurisdictional and societal concerns, and how law enforcement officers, attorneys, first responders, and lay advocates respond to the crime of stalking.
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.
Developing a Collaborative Response to Violence Against Women in Indian Country: Federal Prosecution Options, MSH-TA Webinar SeriesHolly2021-12-07T15:18:25+00:00
Victimization rates in Indian country are high in many parts of the country, particularly for crimes like sexual assault and domestic violence. In non-PL 280 jurisdictions, the federal government has concurrent jurisdiction with the tribe for many of these offenses. And, even in PL 280 states, the federal government may have jurisdiction to prosecute some intimate partner violence crimes occurring on the reservation. In each of these situations, it is likely that tribal personnel will be the first responders to the crime scene or to meet with the victim. This webinar will address how the federal government and tribal governments can work collaboratively to investigate and prosecute domestic violence and sexual assault offenses. We will cover the elements needed to prove the most commonly charged assault crimes in Indian country, special federal evidentiary rules that apply in sexual assault cases, and laws in the federal system that protect victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Friends are often the first person a victim of sexual assault will go to. It is important that students have information on sexual assault in case they need to be of support to their friends. This webinar will provide information for students on what they need to know when a friend has been sexually assaulted such as: safety, trauma-informed support, impacts of sexual violence, secondary trauma, and the importance of believing their friends. Students will also learn how they can lead the way when it comes to ending sexual assault on their campus and in their communities.
Privacy, Confidentiality and Privilege: What Every VAWA-funded Entity Needs to Know, MSH-TA Webinar SeriesHolly2021-12-07T15:18:25+00:00
Are verbal releases allowed? Do we need a release to share information between different units of the same organization? May a minor sign a release? Does state advocate privilege law apply in tribal court? Come learn the answers to these and other VAWA privacy-related questions. We will review the elements of VAWA confidentiality, discuss who they cover, untangle mandatory reporting laws, and review the newest federal privacy provisions that apply to OVW grantees. The webinar will include case scenarios, issue spotting, and reflective exercises. Bring your questions, concerns and confusion; let’s sort them out together
11:00 am AKDT | 12:00 pm PDT |1:00 pm MDT | 2:00 pm CDT | 3:00 pm EDT. The Honor Project, reported by the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute at the University of Washington (2010), indicates high levels of assault among Two-spirit people in the United States: 78% of female-identified respondents reported physical abuse in their lifetime and 85% experienced sexual assault in their lifetime. There is a high need for responses, and it is critical that we respond to our Two-spirit relatives. This webinar will discuss the impacts of sexual abuse and domestic violence against our Two-spirit/LGBTQ relatives. What “Two-spirit” means and what our Two-spirit relatives identify as. Red Wind's Responses for Urban Native Programs T/TA Project will also discuss the mental health, safety issues, and unique challenges experienced by LGBTQ2S+ survivors that reside in urban locations.
In this webinar, Qizhjeh Heritage Institute (QHI) will discuss social marketing and social norms; explain social marketing strategies for violence prevention - including positive normative messaging; examine stigma and breaking the cycle of violence; analyze existing violence prevention campaigns.
Students who have been sexually assaulted may turn to a professor directly or they may disclose through an assignment. It is critical that faculty and staff know how to respond to students in a way that does not re-traumatize students. Faculty and staff should be aware of on-and-off campus resources along with any accommodations they are able to provide. In this webinar, faculty and staff will learn what it means to respond in a trauma-informed way for students who disclose sexual assault, and what they should know ahead of time in case of a disclosure.
A discussion of protection orders unique to the sexual assault survivor as well as protection order overlaps when a sexual assault survivor is also a survivor of domestic violence. We will delve into how a protection order addresses safety and batterer accountability, and include tips to drafting an enforceable protection order for sexual assault survivors.