Understanding the Nexus of Sexual Violence and the Science of Addiction Webinar: IAFN

Many people do not understand why or how other people become addicted to drugs. They may mistakenly think that those who use drugs lack moral principles or willpower and that they could stop their drug use simply by choosing to do so. Drug addiction is a complex disease, and quitting usually takes more than good intentions or a strong will. Drugs change the brain in ways that make quitting hard, even for those who want to quit. Fortunately, researchers know more than ever about how drugs affect the brain. Learning objective: Participants will learn the science of addiction. They will leave with the ability to explain why substance use disorders are a disease of the brain as well as a disability.

Trafficking in the Digital World – What is Happening Online for Indigenous People: MIWSAC

Advocates other service providers require continued education on the new dangers online. Since the pandemic, there are many new criminal and digital threats that are unknown to many doing this work. Please join us as we discuss what to look for, how to monitor, current trends/apps, and support digital trafficking survivors while creating safer online life-ways in Indigenous communities.

SART 101 Webinar: Strategies for Success: IAFN

Building a baseline knowledge of systems-change sexual assault response teams (SARTs), this webinar will also provide SARTs with the knowledge and tools for effective multidisciplinary teamwork, using the SVJI resource, “A Ten Factor Framework for Sexual Assault Response Team Effectiveness.”

Weaving Our Wisdom by Decolonizing Our Work: MSH-TA Webinar Series

Online session examining some of the current habits that impact our daily lives through our organizations, community structures, and the ways that we move through the world. We will explore how we have taken on harmful attitudes and behaviors that do not reflect our values as Native people. We will create space to reflect on how we can decolonize our own individual practices to make change for our communities by weaving together our collective wisdom to end gender-based violence.

Indigenous Solutions: The Importance of Culturally Centered Advocacy Webinar: IAFN

This webinar will explore the importance of Indigenous options for Native survivors of sexual violence. Including the prevalence of sexual violence experienced by American Indian and Alaska Native survivors and why Indigenous solutions are critical as a crisis and long-term response for Native Survivors of sexual violence. We will also explore the importance of culturally centered/Indigenous centered response for laying the foundation for healing and recovery.