The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) Fiscal Year 2023 Training and Services to End Abuse in Later Life (Abuse in Later Life Program) Solicitation is now available. This grant program supports a comprehensive approach to addressing abuse in later life, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, neglect, abandonment, economic abuse, or willful harm committed against victims who are 50 years of age or older. Eligible Applicants Eligible applicants are limited to: States; units of local government; tribal governments or tribal organizations; population specific organizations; victim service providers; and state, tribal, or territorial domestic violence or sexual assault coalitions. For more information, see [...]
NOW OPEN: OVW's FY 2023 Legal Assistance for Victims Grant Program Solicitation OVW’s Legal Assistance for Victims Program is intended to increase the availability of civil and criminal legal assistance needed to effectively aid adult and youth (ages 11 to 24) victims of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault by providing funds for comprehensive direct legal service to victims in legal matters relating to or arising out of that abuse or violence. Eligible applicants include Indian tribal governments, tribal organizations, nonprofit organizations, legal service providers, victim service providers, and institutions of higher education. Important Dates and Information Application deadline [...]
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 ConsultingCinnamon Bankey2021-12-07T15:18:24+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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.