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Building Girls’ Protective Assets in Indian Country: Intentional Girl-Centered Program Design

Building Girls’ Protective Assets in Indian Country: Intentional Girl-Centered Program Design

The protective asset building approach emerged internationally in the late 1990s as a way to increase teenage girls’ resilience and overall capabilities. It grew in response to research showing that girls’ access to resources and support in their community shrinks at puberty due to heightened fears of sexual violence. At this life-stage girls are not well-served by programs that cater to either children or adult women.

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.

Indigenizing VAWA and VOCA Through Tribal Grassroots Organizing and Movement Building

This webinar will provide updates on recent VAWA reauthorization efforts and the importance of continued advocacy for a permanent VOCA fix for a dedicated tribal funding stream under the Crime Victims Fund (CVF). While a historic victory was achieved by the provision of tribal funding under the CVF in the FY 2018 Omnibus Spending Bill, the Department of Justice is pressed to award $133 million to Indian tribes before September 30, 2018. Discussion will also focus on concerns and challenges the timing of this award presents for tribes.

Safety for Native Women: VAWA 101 Primer

In 2013, the Violence Against Women Act was reauthorized. This reauthorization included new amendments that directly impacted tribal communities and victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, dating violence and stalking. This webinar will give an overview of Title IX of the Violence Against Women Act.

Facilitators, Jacqueline Agtuca and Caroline LaPorte will go through Title IX section by section to provide tribal coalitions with a foundational review of VAWA Title IX, including important consultation mandates and processes for change.

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.

Engaging in Best Financial Management Practices: Understanding Single Audits

Effective financial management of non-profit organizations is an ongoing process of infusing good management habits. No matter how small your tribal coalition, a good financial management system helps ensure adequate internal controls, accurate accounting, and quality reporting. When staff and board are meeting their fiscal responsibilities, it helps the organization sustain for the long term to achieve its important mission.

Domestic Violence and Housing Across Tribal Nations, Alaska Native Villages and Indian Communities

This webinar will provide an overview of the current federal laws in place regarding shelter and housing in Indian Country and the responsibilities expressly outlined in the Violence Against Women Act. The webinar will also focus on the disparity in tribal housing and shelter in Native communities; will review ONAP’s recent report; and will give an overview of why victims of abuse need access to housing as a matter of survival. Participants will learn about HUD’s final rule and its application to Indian Country housing and shelter options.

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