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Native Youth Handbook- "Strong Families Respect Each Other: What Native Youth Need to Know About Domestic Violence"

The NIWRC's Native Youth Handbook "Strong Families Respect Each Other: What Native Youth Need to Know About Domestic Violence" (14 pages) was produced in partnership with the Native Youth Sexual Health Network (www.nativeyouthsexualhealth.com) organization.

Fostering Resilience in Children Traumatized by Domestic Violence in Collaboration with their Non-offending Parent

Confidentiality Between Victim Advocates and Survivors in the Tribal Criminal Justice System

This webinar will address the importance of confidentiality between victim advocates and survivors, and the policy and social science rationales for victim advocates establishing and maintaining protocols around these communications. Victim advocates will learn about confidentiality, privileged communications, written informed consent protocols, the laws addressing these communications, and how to respond to tribal court-related requests for confidential or privileged communications.

Tribal Consultation, VAWA 2013, Section 903 for Tribal Coaltions

VAWA 2005 requires DOJ, HHS, and DOI to consult with Indian tribes on an annual basis. This interaction on a nation-to-nation basis has allowed tribal governments and the United States to discuss matters that at the broadest level impact the safety of Indian women, and to propose strategies to address these issues. We hope that our Tribal Coalitions will join this webinar to review outstanding or emerging issues so that together we can address the most serious roadblocks to the safety of Native women.

Framing the Issues: Looking at the Opioid Epidemic in the Context of Trauma and Domestic Violence

This timely and important webinar will provide an overview of what is known about the opioid epidemic and will focus on the specific concerns of Indian communities and tribal domestic violence programs and shelters.  It will lay the foundation for the exploding opioid epidemic and will examine the intersections between trauma, domestic violence and the opioid epidemic and explore innovative approaches to addressing these complex issues.

NIWRC RESOURCE PAGE: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

As we, the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, honor 30 years of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) during the month of October, we are thankful for every one of our relatives and allies that make up this national movement to end violence against women and children. In October 1987, advocates recognized the first Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the first national toll-free hotline for domestic violence, the National Domestic Violence Hotline, began taking calls.

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