Worldwide, Indigenous people are at a higher risk of human trafficking—including both sex trafficking and labor trafficking—than other diverse populations (Administration for Children and Families, 2018). Indigenous groups in the United States, including American Indian/Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander populations, are especially at risk. The Human Trafficking Leadership Academy (HTLA) Class 5 fellows were asked to address the following project question:
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Booklet: Strong Families Respect Each Other: What Native Youth Need to Know About the Connection Between Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence
This booklet, "Strong Families Respect Each Other: What Native Youth Need to Know About the Connection Between Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence" (12 pages) was produced by NIWRC in partnership with the Native Youth Sexual Health Network.
This booklet, "Strong Families Respect Each Other: What Native Youth Need to Know About Domestic Violence" (14 pages) was produced by NIWRC in partnership with the Native Youth Sexual Health Network. This booklet contains definitions on domestic violence, examples of controlling violence, what to do if you're experiencing domestic violence in any form, for family and friends of people experiencing domestic violence and how Native youth can lead the change to break the silence around domestic violence in their comm
Fostering Resilience in Children Traumatized by Domestic Violence in Collaboration with their Non-offending Parent
The 2019 Women Are Sacred calendar includes awareness months and days reflecting the safety for Native women movement along with beautiful color photographs, artwork and images.
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.
The goal for this webinar is for participants to engage in critical thinking about how their coalition/advocates and communities are actively practicing resiliency with youth who witness or experience domestic violence/intimate partner violence in their homes. Our panel consists of Victoria Sweet from NCJFCJ, Haley Merrill from CASA, Dr. Alaina Szlachta, PHD from NDVH, and Caroline LaPorte from NIWRC.