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Great Plains Area Funded Projects 2009-2014
Domestic Violence Community Developed Models
Fort Thompson Health Center SA-DV Program
The Copper River Native Association will provide training for village workers, oversight, victim counseling, and access to clinicians. Emergent care will be a primary focus; ongoing, long-term counseling will also be a vital component of this holistic program.
Turtle Mountain Chippewa Hearts of Hope
The goal is to increase and implement additional education and outreach services to the community. In addition work collaboratively with the local schools in providing education and materials to students regarding domestic violence/sexual assault.
Winnebago Counseling Center
The purpose is to ensure those affected by domestic violence and sexual abuse receive timely and holistic services. Awareness and prevention programs will be implemented.
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)/Sexual Assault Response Team
Pine Ridge SANE/SAFE/SART Project
Expanding existing services further into the community will boost access to services. A committed SART team will identify and target existing barriers for care with a focus on culturally specific education and prevention strategies.
Rosebud IHS Sicangu SART
The purpose of the project is to address the need for a community based victim centered response to individuals victimized by sexual assault and to formalize a Tribal Sexual Assault Response Team on the Rosebud Reservation.