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Navajo Area Funded Projects 2009-2014
Domestic Violence Community Developed Models
Gallup Indian Medical Center DV Task Force
The Gallup DV Task Force will expand DV prevention and treatment and will get more resources to deal with rampant violence in the area. To prevent violence, the task force will educate students and coordinate resources in the community.
Kayenta Health Center DV Emergency Response Team
Kayenta Health Center DV Emergency Response Team will respond to DV calls and will intervene with the victim and the children at the scene to assess safety and needed resources. The Kayenta ER and clinics, police, shelter, and others will be partners.
Piñon DV Prevention Program
The Piñon DVPI will serve as an educator and advocate representing the needs of DV service providers and victims. It will unite organizations, citizens, and professionals to increase awareness about, and prevent, bullying and DV.
Stop DV on the Navajo Nation: Building Healthy Relationships in Schools and Communities
The Stop Domestic Violence on the Navajo Nation program will run a comprehensive interpersonal violence curriculum targeted at youth. The curriculum is an evidence-based, SAMHSA model program. The program will set up an interpersonal violence database.
Navajo Department of BH Services DVPI
The Navajo DVPI will implement an evidence-based prevention and intervention model in targeted communities throughout the Navajo Nation. The DVPI will hire staff and develop community organizing and mobilization and capacity-building strategies.
Piñon American Indian Strengthening Families and DV Prevention
The American Indian Strengthening Families program will provide urgent victim advocacy and develop a safely plan for victims. It will educate the community on domestic violence. Those who are mandated by the judicial system will receive treatment.
Sexual Assault Community Developed Models
Navajo Area IHS SA Expansion Project
The IHS Navajo Area SAPE will provide aftercare that includes medical and behavioral health services, case management, advocacy, and care coordination. It will support expanded case management and multidisciplinary sexual assault response teams.
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)/Sexual Assault Response Team (SART)
Chinle Comprehensive Health Care
The Chinle SA project expansion will give victims access to timely, compassionate, and culturally sensitive care after an assault. It will ensure accurate evidence collection for police and nurture partnerships to enhance access and quality of service.