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DVP Webinar Series

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The Domestic Violence Prevention (DVP) webinar series includes presentations from Domestic Violence Prevention (DVP) projects or guest speakers discussing their activities and best and promising practices. Information included:

  • Overview of the DVPI program;
  • Best and promising practices;
  • Evidence-based practices;
  • Coordination of a community response taskforce;
  • Implementing Forensic Healthcare services;
  • Implementing trainings;
  • Leveraging resources to successful projects;
  • Developing community engagement plans; and,
  • The benefits of networking and developing partnerships with other projects.

DISCLAIMER: The information, content, and conclusions in these presentations are those of the author(s) and should not be construed as an official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be implied from, the Indian Health Service or the U.S. Government.

Webinar Sessions

March 26, 2020

Session 24 - StrongHearts Native Helpline presented a Safety Planning webinar Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving  on how to offer safety plans for domestic violence victims facing confinement due to the spread of COVID-19. StrongHearts is a native helpline that provides culturally appropriate, confidential and anonymous help for Native Americans affected by domestic violence and dating violence. The helpline number for Stronghearts is 1-844-7NATIVE.

February 27, 2020

Session 23 - Creating a Comprehensive, Reservation-wide Response Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving , Cass Lake Indian Health Service

The Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Prevention Program at Cass Lake Indian Health Service (CLIHS) has been evolving, improving and serving the community since 2010. Cass Lake shares the successes and challenges encountered while forming their agency’s Forensic Healthcare Program and developing a reservation-wide Sexual and Domestic Response Team.

November 12, 2019

Session 22 - Navajo Area - Pinon Health Center presented Committed to Our Community by Developing Community Engagement Plans.Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving 

October 30, 2019

Session 21 - Phoenix Area - The Hopi-Tewa Women’s Coalition to End Abuse (HTWCEA) presented Addressing Violence against Women using Culture.Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving 

September 26, 2019

Session 20 - Albuquereque Area - The Santa Clara Pueblo DVPI presented Prevention through Lifelong Learning and Holistic Health.Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving 

August 29, 2019

Session 19 - Billings Area - The Chippewa Cree Tribe DVPI Prevention Coordinator presented The Journey to Recognizing and Building a Resilient Community Coordinated Response Team that Works for our Native Communities.Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving 

August 1, 2019

Session 18 - Alaska Area - The Kodiak Area Native Association (KANA) Prevention Grants Coordinator discussed the development, ongoing implementation, and future plans for using the COMPASS Mentorship Program.Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving 

June 27, 2019

Session 17 - Portland Area - The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe's Family Advocacy Program director shared experiences Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving  in developing and implementing a Community Coordinated Response Taskforce (CCRT) to address violence faced by families in communities.

June 11, 2019

Session 16 - California Area - Lateral Violence in Native Communities Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving  - California Rural Indian Health Board describes lateral violence and its use to oppress and disenfranchise native populations in indigenous communities for generations, and how the effects continue to separate and divide indigenous peoples today.

April 25, 2019

Session 15 - Oklahoma Area - Collaborative Relationships Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving  - Choctaw Nation Homakbi Ribbon and Choctaw Nation Project Strong work together to provide access to care and help victims of domestic violence and sexual assault through culturally-based crisis intervention and behavioral health services.

April 4, 2019

Session 14 - National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving , National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

The NamUS database from NIJ is a tool that both law enforcement and the public can use to enter and search for critical information about missing individuals. NamUs has added new data fields that focus on missing American Indians and Alaska Natives.

November 21, 2018

Session 13 - StrongHearts Native Helpline Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving , an anonymous, confidential service for Native Americans affected by domestic and dating violence.

October 25, 2018

Session 12 - Healthy Teen Relationships Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving  American Indian Health Services, Chicago, IL.

September 27, 2018

Session 11 - Bemidji Area - Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving  Dowagiac, MI.

August 23, 2018

Session 10 - Portland Area - Siletz Trauma Retreats/DVPI Treatment Beds Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving , Siletz, OR.

July 31, 2018

Session 9 - Alaska Area - Family Wellness Warriors Initiative Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving , Southcentral Foundation, Anchorage, AK.

June 28, 2018

Session 8 - Cherokee Nation - Cherokee Nation’s DVPI Community Collaboration and Integration Services Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving , Tahlequah, OK.

May 24, 2018

Session 7 - California Area - How to Increase Awareness and Trauma Informed Practices when Working with Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving , Southern Indian Health Council, Alpine, CA.

April 26, 2018

Session 6 - Albuquerque Area - On Our Way: The Passage Back to Tradition and Respect Project Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving , Five Sandoval Indian Pueblos Inc., Rio Rancho, NM.

March 22, 2018

Session 5 - Phoenix Area - Family Is Sacred Project (Neni-Ingwangoon Tevi-tsi Ow-tsees) Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving , Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah, Cedar City, UT.

February 22, 2018

Session 4: Great Plains Area - White Buffalo Calf Women’s Society Inc: Taking Care of our Relatives Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving , Mission, SD.

January 31, 2018

Session 3: Alaska Area - Medical Forensic Services for the People of the Bering Strait Region of Alaska: Creating and Sustaining a Forensic Nursing Program Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving , Norton Sound Health Corporation, Inc., Nome, AK.

December 5, 2017

Session 2: Billings Area - How to develop a Coordinated Community Response Task Force Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving , Crow Agency, MT.

November 29, 2017

Session 1: Navajo Area - Domestic Violence Prevention (DVP) Program Series: Partnership, Using the Navajo 4-Direction Model Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving , Gallup Indian Medical Center, Gallup, NM.