Building DV Health Care Responses in Indian Country

The Family Violence Prevention Fund is hosting a webinar on building domestic violence health care responses in Indian country (scroll down to the 3rd entry). The webinar will be held September 21st from 11-12:30 PT and is free of charge. You can read about the report generated from the project on which this session is based here.

From the site:

The Family Violence Prevention Fund, in collaboration with Mending the Sacred Hoop TA Project and Sacred Circle, share a new Promising Practice Report marking the work of a 7 year collaborative domestic violence (DV) and health care response program in Alaska Native and American Indian communities. This project worked with over 100 Indian/Tribal and Urban health care facilities and DV/SA community programs and was funded by the Indian Health Service and Administration for Children and Families. Learn how you can start your own clinical DV response program in your community by partnering with DV/SA community programs and utilizing national resources. This webinar will help identify available resources for providers and patients, including protocols for adaptation, and share stories from Tribal communities that have successfully undertaken this work. This webinar targets health care providers, administrators, tribal council leaders, DV/SA community advocates, and others.


  • Intro from Project Funders: Michelle Begay, Indian Health Service and Shena Williams and Rebecca Odor, Administration for Children and Families
  • Al Garcia, MSW, Robert Sundance Wellness Center, United American Indian Involvement
  • Anna Marjavi, Family Violence Prevention Fund
  • Jane Root, Houlton Band of Maliseet Indian Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Response Program