As part of its mission, CSVANW provides several training opportunities to its members and those working in the domestic violence and sexual assault field in tribal communities. Training workshops are at no cost to members and non-members. CSVANW offers travel scholarships (lodging and/or mileage) to CSVANW members.
Find out about membership opportunities or go to the event calendar to register for training sessions. These trainings are made possible by funding from the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, Grant #2015-IW-AX-0014 and supported by Grant No: 16-690-18897 awarded by the State of New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department.
Advancing Advocacy: Unity, Resilience & Results
The next training is April 10 – April 14, 2017, at Isleta Resort & Casino!
Advancing Advocacy is the Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women’s 40-hour core advocacy training for NM state certification that focuses on providing the foundational skills for advocates and first responders who work in the domestic violence fields both with, and within, all of New Mexico’s tribal communities. Participants will explore the dynamics of domestic violence in tribal communities, historical trauma, human trafficking of Native women and children, orders of protection, domestic violence against members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, safety planning and confidentiality, and explore the impacts of domestic violence on Native children. The training also focuses on the role of advocates and teaches self-care skills to enable advocates to be champions for the victim while maintaining a healthy mind and spirit.
• Provide foundational training on the dynamics of domestic violence in tribal communities from the perspective of the Native American victim/survivor, child witness, and perpetrator.
• Provide best practices to improve collaboration and partnership amongst tribal leadership, advocates, and criminal justice and community professionals through a multidisciplinary approach.
• Promote effective domestic violence training, prevention, awareness and risk reduction programs
Click here for the registration.
Advanced Advocacy: Sex Trafficking in Indian Country
Next training is coming, May 2017!
The two-day seminar is intended for tribal, state and federal criminal justice professionals and advocates working in our New Mexico tribal communities. This seminar will serve to enhance participants’ understanding of legal definitions, the dynamics and language of sex trafficking, and current issues and challenges of sex trafficking enforcement. The training will include in-depth discussions of effective strategies for identifying, investigation, and response to Native women and children who are being trafficked in our tribal communities.
• Identify the indicators of sex trafficking
• Responding to sex trafficking cases
• Use of assessment forms
• Victim rights and laws
• Needs of victims & victim centered interviewing
Coordinated Community Response: Law Enforcement & Advocate Training
CSVANW’s law enforcement and advocate training works to help officers and advocates working in tribal communities understand the dynamics of domestic violence and best practices for responding the domestic violence calls. Officers and advocates alike will explore various subject matter including tribal laws relating to domestic violence, understanding the roles each perform in responding to domestic violence, how to implement Coordinated Community Response teams in the community, the risks of occupational trauma and healthy strategies for self-care.
Working with Offenders
Integrated Approaches to Working with Native American Offenders
In the works for 2017!
With 88% of perpetrators of violence against Native women in New Mexico also being Native American themselves, it is important for our communities to think long-term in meeting the needs of domestic violence offenders to reduce recidivism. Batterer’s intervention programs are often used across the nation to educate offenders on core components of healthy relationships, anger management and the dynamics of abusive relationships. This training will offer attendees the opportunity to learn about and engage in dialogue about offender tribal programs that are working in New Mexico. Training will examine best practices and strategies currently being implemented in tribal communities with cooperation from social service programs, domestic violence programs, behavioral health, law enforcement, tribal courts and tribal leadership.
- Attendees will deepen their understanding of Native offenders of domestic violence
- Identify and understand strategies for working with Native offenders to facilitate trust and communication
- Identify and promote culturally-appropriate offender programs and support
- Identify and promote healthy healing strategies with Native offenders to reduce recidivism
Photos will be taken of participants at the event for educational and promotional services.