There is a growing percentage of relationships where Native women are using violence within their intimate partner relationships as a pattern of abuse and control. This is inclusive of same sex relationships and relationships across the gender spectrum when it is women causing harm.
The Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women(CSVANW) aims to provide space for training for representatives that work with those who cause harm to engage in specific dialogue on some of the distinctive challenges that New Mexico tribal communities face regarding the legal, tribal and community responses to domestic violence and the tribal programs that work directly with women who use violence. Offering expert facilitators and consultants, CSVANW’s Integrated agenda demonstrates a commitment to providing enhanced training on working with women who use violence.
The goals of this training are to:
- Enhance the knowledge and understanding of service providers and advocates who work with Native women and those who identify across the gender spectrum who use violence and gain a better understanding of the dynamics of domestic violence in tribal communities and how the effects of inter-generational trauma can still be seen today.
- Provide participants with knowledge in offender accountability and how to engage women in best practices.
- Strengthen coordination and collaboration among community stakeholders to form a more efficient coordinated community response.
- Maximize the capacity and expertise of our service providers and advocates to support communities in improving accountability and improving outcomes for Native men who use violence and provide a forum to share best practices and learn from the experience of other tribal BIP providers.
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.
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