The Internet can be a helpful tool in finding supportive resources and information on domestic violence and healthy relationships. Here are some helpful links to culturally-appropriate materials, publications and related resources.
Downloadable StrongHearts Materials for Print:
- General Information Brochure (with crop marks)
- Awareness Poster With Tear Off Tabs (with crop marks)
- Palm Card (with crop marks)
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Downloadable StrongHearts Toolkit:
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Public Service Announcements:
- Video: I Deserve a Healthy Relationship – Muckleshoot Tribal Youth, We R Native, Sky Bear Media and StrongHearts
- Video: Abuse Isn’t Always Physical – Siletz Tribal Youth, We R Native, Sky Bear Media and StrongHearts
- Video: Financial Abuse – Siletz Tribal Youth, We R Native, Sky Bear Media and StrongHearts
- Video: Digital Abuse – Siletz Tribal Youth, We R Native, Sky Bear Media and StrongHearts
- Video: Cultural Abuse – Siletz Tribal Youth, We R Native, Sky Bear Media and StrongHearts
- Safety Guide from the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center
- Violence Against Native Women is Not Traditional booklet from the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, originally from Sacred Circle National Resource Center to End Violence Against Native Women
- Strong Families Respect Each Other: What Native Youth Need to Know About Domestic Violence booklet from the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center
- Webinar: “Why Do Women Stay” from the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center
- What To Do When You Are Raped from the Native American Women’s Health Education Resource Center
- Relationship articles, blog posts and videos from We R Native
- Video: Two-Spirited/LGBTQ Voices: Lenny’s Story from Tate Topa Consulting, LLC
- Violence Against Native Women is Not Traditional video – Whisper Kish
- When the Legal System Fails You – Womenslaw.org
- Advocate! Beyond Shelter Doors Newsletter from the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center
- Turtle Talk blog from the Indigenous Law and Policy Center at Michigan State University
- Talking to Children about Domestic Violence from the National Domestic Violence Hotline Blog
- Resources from the National Domestic Violence Hotline
- Survivors Voices Blogs from Voices4Change
- Advocacy for Victims Program from the Alaska Native Justice Center
- Safety for Native Women: VAWA and American Indian Tribes – book by Jacqueline Agtuca & Dorma Sahneyah
- Getting Free: A Handbook for Women in Abusive Relationships – Ginny NiCarthy
- The Verbally Abusive Relationship: How to Recognize It and How to Respond – Patricia Evans
- Why Does He Do That? Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men – Lundy Bancroft
- The Beginning and End of Rape: Confronting Sexual Violence in Native America – Sarah Deer
- Sharing Our Stories of Survival: Native Women Surviving Violence – Sarah Deer
- Healing the Trauma of Domestic Violence: A Workbook for Women – Mari McCaig & Edward S. Kubany
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Downloadable Resources Disparity Summary:
More than four in five American Indian and Alaska Native women have experienced domestic violence, stalking, rape or psychological aggression by an intimate partner in their lifetime. Some Tribes are able to provide victim service programs, but not all; in fact, Native people have historically lacked access to supportive services such as shelters, legal advocacy and medical services. With few options and resources in their communities, Native victims of intimate partner violence often go without assistance.
In the first year of operations, the StrongHearts Native Helpline developed a referral database of culturally-appropriate and Tribal-based service providers to serve caller needs in a culturally-rooted way. What we have confirmed from gathering and vetting services is that there continues to be a severe resource gap impacting the ability of Tribes to address domestic violence in their communities.
View the current Resource Disparity Summary for more information.