EFFECTS OF TRAUMA: The education of the effects of trauma from domestic or sexual violence is an important awareness topic to use in community education or working with survivors. Native Women’s Society of the Great Plains has designed a 8.5x14 legal size brochure and there is a space on the backside you can use to write or put a label of your organization contact information. This document is for your use. You can print it out or get it printed at your printing place. You can also use the information in the brochure for your radio PSAs, in your work with students, for mothers in shelter, for group and for one on one. There is an accompanying power point. The content includes the information from the brochure, you can add on and add your own graphics.
NATIONAL INDIGENOUS WOMEN’S RESOURCE CENTER
Dedicated to restoring safety to Native women by upholding the sovereignty of Indian and Alaska Native tribes.
SOUTH DAKOTA COALITION ENDING DOMESTIC & SEXUAL VIOLENCE
Working for the major social changes necessary to eliminate both personal and societal violence against all women and their children.
RAPE, ABUSE & INCEST NATIONAL NETWORK (RAINN)
At any given moment, more than 1,100 trained volunteers are on duty and available to help victims at RAINN-affiliated crisis centers across the country.
NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE
Hotline advocates are available for victims and anyone calling on their behalf to provide crisis intervention, safety planning, information and referrals to agencies in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Assistance is available in English and Spanish with access to more than 170 languages through interpreter services.
MENDING THE SACRED HOOP TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROJECT
A Native American program that provides training and technical assistance to our American Indian and Alaska Native relations in the effort to eliminate violence in the lives of women and their children.
INDIAN LAW RESOURCE CENTER - Justice for Indigenous People
The Center provides legal assistance to indigenous peoples of the Americas to combat racism and oppression, to protect their lands and environment, to protect their cultures and ways of life, to achieve sustainable economic development and genuine self-government, and to realize their other human rights.
SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH
The month of April has been designated Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in the United States. The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence.
NATIONAL STALKING AWARENESS MONTH
Stalking is a dangerous crime that affected 6.6 million adults in the United States in one year. The better we understand the facts about stalking, the more we can do to stop it. Whether you have a few minutes, a few hours, or a few days, you can educate yourself and your community about stalking during January, National Stalking Awareness Month:
Through unity we will strengthen our voices and build resources to create awareness and eliminate sexual violence against Indian women and children. We will vigorously apply our efforts toward influencing social change and reclaim our traditional values that honor the sovereignty of Indian women and children.
Dedicated to providing free publication resources, comprehensive training, and technical assistance for Native nations and tribal justice systems in pursuit of our vision to empower Native communities to create and control their own institutions for the benefit of all community members, now, and for future generations.
Native Women’s Society of the Great Plains has developed a series of awareness posters that can be downloaded and printed for community education. A space is left for you to add in your contact information.
PA 22-minute video produced by Dr. Heidi Resnick and other consultants with funding from the Office of Victims of Crime from the National Crimes Victims Research and Treatment Center Medical University of South Carolina.
One in three Native American women will be raped in her lifetime. Correspondent Mariana van Zeller travels to Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota, where sexual assault and violence against women has escalated to murder. Although the film fails to address the colonial context that directly produces these high rape rates, it is a documentary that educates on jurisdictional issues regarding safety of Native women and the high statistics of violence.
SILENT NO MORE SCREENINGS
WHAT IS SILENT NO MORE? On some reservations, Native American women are murdered at 10 times the rate of the national average. This documentary, created by White Bison, Inc. and the Wellbriety Movement, presents an authentic look at missing and murdered Indigenous Women. Families from Pine Ridge, South Dakota and Lame Deer, Montana share their stories of suffering in this film. By sharing their experiences, they hope to bring awareness to these issues and start a dialogue in order to create change.
WHAT IS A SILENT NO MORE SCREENING? A Silent No More Screening is organized at the local level by an individual or group who wants to share the Silent No More documentary with their community. By registering your event, White Bison will provide event planning tips, marketing resources, and a Silent No More Screening Kit. Your kit will include: 1 Silent No More DVD, 10 Silent No More fliers, and sign-in sheets for your event. Contact Toll-Free White Bison, Inc at 1-877-871-1495 or 719-548-1000, mail to White Bison, Inc., 6455 N. Union Blvd, Ste 102., Colorado Springs, CO 80918.
Click here for the link to the video Silent No More.
Click here for the DropBox link to the activity guides