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Shelter Rules Who Needs Them?

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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November 30, 2016 - 1-2:30pm Mountain

In the beginning, the movement to end violence against women started as a grass-roots effort of women helping women. Soon shelters were started to create a safe, temporary space for women and their children who were fleeing the violence. With the advent of shelters came the institutional process of housing women in rule-driven environments. The subject of rules in shelter is a topic that comes up again and again. This timely and important webinar asks the question, “What would happen if there were no rules? Please join tribal domestic violence shelter directors and advocates as we explore the multitude of issues and challenges that come into play such as: age/sex of children; chores; medication; alcohol and drug use; confidentiality; food; curfew; support groups and sign-in/sign-out sheets.

Panel Includes:

Janet Routzen, Executive Director White Buffalo Calf Woman Society Shelter in Rosebud, SD

Cheryl Neskahi Coan, Senior Resident Aide, Legacy of Healing Safehouse Program, Tulalip Tribes, WA