Ending Teen Dating Violence and Cultivating Healthy Relationships
In this webinar, we will be discussing how youth advocates can address teen dating violence in Tribal communities. This topic includes available tools and resources for Native youth, defining violent versus healthy relationships, and empowering the next generation through Indigenous values.
This webinar is proudly hosted as part of the NativeLove program.
About the Speaker
Jovita Belgarde (she/they) is from the Ohkay Owingeh and Isleta Pueblos of New Mexico and the Turtle Mountain Chippewa Nation of North Dakota. She is passionate about working with Native youth and making positive social change in Native communities. Jovita received their B.A. in Criminology from the University of New Mexico and received their Prevention Specialist Certification from the New Mexico Credentialing Board for Behavioral Health Professionals. Jovita is a board member of Breath of My Heart Birthplace. They have worked in the prevention field for eight years prior to coming to NIWRC, working with Native youth doing violence prevention, suicide prevention, substance abuse prevention, and experiential education.