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Hopi Health Care Center
The Hopi Health Care Center will improve access to and quality of forensic health care services by increasing community awareness of domestic and sexual violence and available services; leveraging local and regional partnerships to provide sexual assault examination; providing training for nursing and medical provider staff; improving sexual assault response team response; and coordinating and enhancing existing services through the delivery of culturally relevant and trauma-informed care.
The Hualapai Tribe will continue to provide education and awareness of sexual assault, domestic violence, bullying, LGBTQ, and teen dating violence issues. They will offer training through workshops and webinars to staff and will continue to provide services for victims of domestic violence and their families.
Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah
The Paiute Indian Tribe’s program "Family is Sacred," also known as the "Neni-Ingwangoon Tevi-tsi Ow-tsees" project, will focus on domestic violence and sexual assault treatment, advocacy, support for victims and their families. The program will provide training on trauma-informed care to increase staff knowledge, engage community members in education, and awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault. These awareness and prevention campaigns will be coordinated with local domestic violence shelters and community coalitions to enhance awareness and access to resources.
Phoenix Indian Medical Center
The Phoenix Indian Medical Center will expand access to care for victims of domestic and sexual violence by embedding a behavioral health consultant and case manager within the outpatient women’s health clinic. The outcome of the proposed project will be increased knowledge about the prevalence and impact of domestic and sexual violence (DSV), increased early identification of DSV through the development of a standardized screening process, and partnership with community-based stakeholders to establish a streamlined process for accessing a broad continuum of victim services. Their integrated behavioral health staff will obtain extensive training in DSV and become certified as clinical trauma.
Ute Indian Ute Tribe
The Ute Indian Ute Tribe will provide staff with training to increase knowledge on trauma informed care, knowing that the majority of their Tribal community has experienced and continues to experience trauma in their lives. The Tribe is committed to increasing their knowledge of best practices in preventing and treating domestic violence and sexual violence, and implementing projects focused on: 1) training all staff, 2) increasing community education and outreach, 3) focusing on the needs of youth, 3) improving access to services, 4) strengthening their collaboration within the tribe and the local community, 5) improved communication to provide a more complete service plan, and 6) data collection improvement.
Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California
The Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California will facilitate the utilization of the Duluth Model. They will initiate a culturally appropriate coordinated community response to domestic violence that: 1) expands trauma informed crisis intervention, 2) fosters cooperation, 3) educates all partners and the community, 4) improves processes, 5) establishes policies and procedures that improve services for victims and families seeking services for domestic and sexual violence, and 6) addresses batterers intervention.