The National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, the Avellaka Program, the National LGBTQ Institute on IPV, and the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence invite family and friends, Native 2S/LGBTQ survivors, and advocates to join one of our upcoming Virtual Conversations With the Field (CWTFs) focused on how families and friends respond to Native 2S/LGBTQ victim-survivors of domestic violence. The goals of the CWTFs are to engage in conversations and gather feedback on the following:
- families and friends serving as the first line of defense for the growth, protection, support and help for Native 2S/LGBTQ victim-survivors of domestic violence;
- how families and friends can help reduce isolation of Native 2S/LGBTQ victim-survivors of domestic violence, assist with safety planning, avoid victim-blaming, and provide validation, encouragement and long-term support; and
- gather feedback for the development of a Native 2S/LGBTQ toolkit for family and friends including available resources for Native 2S/LGBTQ victims-survivors of domestic violence (expected release: Fall 2021). What we learn from these conversations will help inform policy, recommendations, and toolkit development for family and friends to respond to Native 2S/LGBTQ victim-survivors of domestic violence.