The Red Women Rising Best Practices Guide aims to improve services for survivors of domestic violence at Urban Indian Health organizations. This Guide was developed by the California Consortium for Urban Indian Health (CCUIH), and funded by the Blue Shield of California Foundation. It was informed by the partnership between Sacramento Native American Health Center (SNAHC) and WEAVE, Inc., part of the Blue Shield of California Foundation’s statewide project to integrate health care and domestic violence response throughout California.
During this partnership, SNAHC and WEAVE developed a cross functional team of champions and a framework of policies and procedures that CCUIH has documented to share with our membership and other Indian health programs. The Red Women Rising Best Practices Guide provides information on the following topics: Assessing your health organization’s quality of services for DV survivors; Enhancing screening practices; Employee DV policy; Getting health services to DV clients; Health care/DV Partnerships; The Buddy System+ Cross Trainings; Prioritizing DV education in community programming. By building a strong working relationship, WEAVE and SNAHC continue to work together beyond their initial funded partnership. We can all learn from this strong partnership and commitment to addressing DV.
By prioritizing DV survivors, we can end cycles of violence and heal our communities. For a printed version of this guide, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Family Violence Office Self-Assessment Tool is a useful evaluation resource that helps organizations/clinics look at their capacity for providing effective services for survivors of domestic violences. The tool includes a thorough assessment of policy and procedures, office physical environment, office cultural environment, training procedures, assessment of resources, documentation, management, evaluation, and collaboration.
The Seen Alone Policy is a document for providers. The policy is an effective practice that any organization can utilize to best meet the needs of survivors. The atmosphere created by the policy allows for clients/patients the ability to confidently respond to questions regarding safety, health choices, mental health needs, and other sensitive information regarding the client’s state.
The Buddy System chart is an excellent tool to utilize with collaborations between a medical clinic and domestic violence agency. The tool helps identify staff, matched up by roles. These partnerships can be useful and essential in looking how to collaborate and implement both program, clinical, and administrative efforts to meet the needs of domestic violence survivors.
In partnership with faculty from Sacred Circle and Mending the Sacred Hoop Technical Assistance Project, Futures Without Violence worked with more than 100 Indian health programs as well as domestic violence (DV) advocacy programs across the United States to improve the health system response to domestic violence. Funded by the Indian Health Service and Administration for Children and Families, the IHS/ACF Domestic Violence Project (2002-2009), trained thousands of health care providers and community advocates, identified and empowered national experts, instituted sustainable DV response programs in hospitals and clinics, developed model policies and tools to better address abuse and prevent violence, and dramatically increased screening for DV. This report explains how that work can be replicated by highlighting stories and models from the field and identifying 10 important action steps.
hospitals and clinics, developed model policies and tools to better address abuse and prevent violence, and dramatically increased screening for DV. This report explains how that work can be replicated by highlighting stories and models from the field and identifying 10 important action steps
This curriculum focuses on the crucial role of the health care provider in identifying and addressing IPV, reproductive coercion (RC), and sexual coercion (SC). The curriculum provides training, tools, and resources to help health care providers address these complex and sometimes uncomfortable issues. It highlights research that demonstrates how a brief intervention using a safety card to educate female patients about RC and SC during primary care and reproductive health visits can improve reproductive health outcomes and promote safe and health relationships.
Safety cards and other resources for integrating and sustaining a trauma-informed coordinated response to IPV, RC, and SC are included in this curriculum.
The community assessment is a useful tool to begin engaging with potential consumers, regarding their knowledge and perception of community experience and needs for services. The tool gleans information regarding various topics of domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as strategies for effective service.
This quiz a tool a survivor can use to help understand the current state of the relationship, and whether or not there are come concerns and some elements to consider regarding safety and unhealthy behaviors.
The following provider tool is an instrument providers can use with clients who may be in danger. The tool will assist in developing an assessment of the client’s safety, and can assist provider in addressing next steps, developing a safety plan, and or to contact law enforcement for support to crisis.