Response to Family Violence,
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault -
Community Focused

Attend this LIVE, ONLINE TRAINING presented by our expert, who will be using all the interactive training tools used in the classroom and more. You’ll be able to ask questions, respond to polls, and collaborate with others. Don’t let anything interrupt your training needs. Join us online and experience a different way of learning! Please click here for Distance Learning FAQs.

More than four in five American Indian and Alaska Native women have experienced some form of violence. Native children are directly affected as well and experience high rates of PTSD and depression. These rates are rising and are expected to rise as we face the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

As a tribal community, identifying and recognizing signs of abuse is key especially during these trying times. In this important four-hour session, we’ll discuss the effects of domestic, child, and elder abuse and how community members can take action to intervene and prevent future abuse from occurring. Communication is vital during this time and our expert instructor will provide you with the tools necessary to be the advocate that victims need.

T O P I C S   I N C L U D E
  • Local resources
  • Educational programs within the community
  • Trust and confidentiality
  • Decision-making skills
  • "Code of silence"
  • Erasing the stigma
  • Community awareness:
    • How to identify and address abuse during a pandemic
  • Early intervention (child abuse)
  • How and when to intervene:
    • Why
  • Being a voice for the voiceless:
    • Family support options and interventions
  • Increasing community involvement and awareness:
    • Informing the community of the problems of abuse and neglect
    • Enhancing a culture of safety and respect
    • How community leaders shape a safe and healthy culture
    • Effective prevention practices for communities and schools
  • Working with law enforcement, social and protective services for adults and children
  • Practices for dating and family violence prevention:
    • Identifying role models within the family and community
    • Creating teen dating violence awareness
    • Ways to help victims of abuse

*Topics subject to change.

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