How do we reclaim our own stories and the story of our community? This presentation will focus on ways we can undo who we are not and the power of reclaiming who we really are. We as all people, especially Indigenous People, can have no higher thought than who we think we are and who our communities are. In this webinar, Christina Love, ANDVSA Senior Specialist, will share the importance of story and how we see ourselves and the communities that grow us, including the importance of strong roots and some of the liberating practices that she has learned from growing back into community. Presented by Christina Love, Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.
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.
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 virtual TA session will expose the nature of sex trafficking of Native people in reservation, rural, urban and village communities. During this session we will discuss a general overview of definitions, recruitment tactics, survivor realities and the role advocates and services providers can offer to impact this multi-million-dollar industry. By introducing the unique cultural impacts and limitations of Native communities, this webinar will present true-to-life experiences that come from historical and contemporary coercive tactics and methods.
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.
Whether you are working in Transitional Housing or emergency shelter services, a basic understanding of the housing development process will help when advocating for survivors’ needs in your community. This webinar will help you build knowledge and skills to establish partnerships, build community support, and advocate for best practices in housing development. Focusing on the Permanent Supportive Housing model, the presentation will include information around developing a project concept, exploring potential funding, subsidy opportunities, and the housing prioritization will be beneficial to increase housing availability, accessibility, and affordability in your community. Presenters will give a review on how to promote housing availability for long term solutions.
Introducing the Department of Homeland Security’s Blue Campaign, a national public awareness campaign, designed to educate the public, law enforcement and other industry partners to recognize the indicators of human trafficking, and how to appropriately respond to possible cases. Blue Campaign works closely with DHS Components to create general awareness training and materials for law enforcement and others to increase detection of human trafficking, and to identify victims.
Privacy, Confidentiality and Privilege: What Every VAWA-funded Entity Needs to Know, MSH-TA Webinar SeriesCinnamon Bankey2021-12-07T15:18:25+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
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.
Crossing the Bridge: Tribal, State and Local Collaborations for Enforcement of Tribal Protection Orders, MSH-TA Webinar SeriesCinnamon Bankey2021-12-07T15:18:25+00:00
This webinar will focus on drafting enforceable tribal protection orders including Full Faith and Credit and drafting remedies tailored to meet the needs of victims, as well as drafting enforceable protection orders that may provide the basis for criminal actions for violations of a protection order. The session concludes with a discussion on tribal protection order enforcement issues and includes some promising practices for state and local enforcement of tribal protection orders.