4 out of 5 Native women experience violence in their life- with 56% of that being sexual violence. In New Mexico, Native women and children experience sexual violence at some of the highest rates. This one-day sexual violence training is geared to service providers and advocates to explore the dynamics of sexual violence in NM tribal communities, response and service, and investigation. Other topics to be included are sex trafficking of Native youth, culturally-appropriate services and healing modalities that can be used when working with Native victims.
- Attendees will deepen their understanding of how victim trauma impacts the experiences of Native victims of sexual violence.
- Identify and understand strategies for working with Native victims to facilitate trust and communication.
- Identify and promote culturally-appropriate victim services.
- Identify and promote healthy healing strategies with Native victims of sexual violence.
This project was supported by Grant No. 2017-IW-AX-0015 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.