Peer Network
Webinar Trainings

Domestic Violence Peer Networking Calls

The following recorded webinars include a series of AI/AN Domestic Violence Champions Peer Networking Conference Calls, with participants from partner Urban Indian Health Organizations, and other Native health providers discussing a variety of topics within the scope of domestic violence in Native country.
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Imbedded DV Services and Working
with Mainstream Agencies

This peer network call, moderated by Cibonay Cordova, included a presentation by Jesus Sanchez and Raechel Ibarra. The presenters provided an overview of the collaboration between WEAVE, the Sacramento Native American Health Center, as well as some helpful tools for Urban Indian Health Programs and mainstream DV agencies to work collaboratively for optimal success.

Traditional Healing Modalities

This peer network call, moderated by Jesus Sanchez, included a presentation by Albert Titman. Mr. Titman gave an overview of how traditional modalities have been utilized for prevention, intervention, and healing of DV as well as other things. Examples were provided of successful program implementations as well as helpful tools that could be adapted for Urban Indian Health Programs and Mainstream DV agencies when working with Native clients and communities.

Male Survivors
Presentation Materials: 1 and 2

This peer network call included a presentation by Jesus Sanchez. Mr. Sanchez gave an overview of the particular situations, strategies, and challenges associated with serving male survivors. Mr. Sanchez presents framework for understanding the barriers such as the broad social stigma and various manifestations of unresolved abuse that are particular to male survivors who are in need of services. Launch

This peer network call, moderated by Cibonay Jimenez and Jesus Sanchez, included a presentation from Montana Weekes, Communications Coordinator for the California Consortium for Urban Indian Health and designer of In this presentation, Mr. Weekes walks through the various resources and tools available on the website, as well as the intention behind the website's creation.

Working with Survivors of Historical, Inter-Generational, and Complex Trauma

Working with Survivors of Historical, Inter-generational, and Complex Trauma. This peer network call, moderated by Cibonay Cordova, included a presentation by Michele Maas. Ms. Maas focused on the historical relevance of trauma and its impact on Native survivors of DV today as well as the intersectionality of our past, present, and future wellness with regard to violence.

Working with People That Do Harm

This peer network call, moderated by Cibonay Cordova, included a presentation by Connie Reitman-Solas. Mrs. Reitman-Solas, being an honored elder as well as long-time professional in the field, provided an outline of working within the Native American community and the dynamics of working with those that do harm. She also provided examples and tools for those working with Native American survivors. 

Call #6: Implementing Cultural Responsive, Trauma-Informed Policies/Procedures

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Healing the Healers

This Peer Network Call focuses on the theme of Healing the Healers. Presenters, Tony Cervantes and Sara Raskie, address the importance of self-care for all of those that work in the Domestic Violence field and with Native people/communities. A discussion on the reasons why the work is so difficult and what tools are available for healing is highlighted. Traditional healing models are emphasized for both survivors and healers. This Peer Network Call also includes some questions and answers from participants working in the field.

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