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Question

Hello,

I am writing a research paper on Domestic Violence in Native American communities. Could you please send me any information you have about prevention and treatment programs for Native American domestic violence? I am specifically interested in the Great Plains tribes. Also, any general statistics or programmatic information would be helpful.

Thank you!


Answer

Hello,

These are all the programs that we have in our database in relations to Native Americans in the Great Plains area dealing with domestic violence. Feel free to contact them at the information given below. I also found some statistics which are listed below this information.

  1. Blackfeet Domestic Abuse Program
    This project is designed to reduce the incidence of domestic abuse on the Blackfeet reservation of Browning, Montana, which has a population of 7,500. For individuals involved in domestic abuse, a 13-week structured program will be provided in lieu of jail, with a major focus on developing participants' cultural identity and tribal values. The project staff plan to serve 120 offenders, who will be ordered by the tribal court to participate, as well as 60 victims, whose participation is voluntary. A public awareness campaign will also be conducted.

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    Contact Information
    Blackfeet Domestic Abuse Program
    Blackfeet Tribe
    Browning, MT 59417
    406-338-2933

    Organization URL: No internet address is currently available

  2. A Case Study of Family Violence in Four Native American Communities, Final Report (Report)
    This publication presents information about a study conducted to examine family violence on four American Indian reservations and identified factors related to family violence. The four reservations are the Warm Spring, the Eastern Band of Cherokee, the Navajo Nation, and the Rosebud Sioux. A case study approach was used to collect primary and secondary data. This publication presents the highlights of the four case studies and the six recommendations proposed.

    Rockville, MD: IHS, 1994

    Availability
    Copies of this publication are available from:
    Indian Health Service
    Office of Planning, Evaluation and Legislation, Division of Program Statistics
    Parklawn
    Rockville, MD 20857

    Full-Text Availability
    Online full-text is currently unavailable

    Contact Information
    Indian Health Service
    Office of Planning, Evaluation and Legislation
    Rockville, MD 20857
    301-443-1180

    Organization URL: No internet address is currently available

  3. The Dakota Roundtable: A Report of the Status of Native American Youth in the Aberdeen Area (Report)
    This report is a result of the Roundtable meeting held May 24-25, 1993 with twenty-eight representatives from Lakota, Dakota, Omaha and other nations who live in the four states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Nebraska. The Roundtable was the first in a series to be held on issues facing the Native American in the Aberdeen area. The concept of health was discussed in a very broad sense, including not only practices such as giving immunizations or delivering medical and mental health services, but also including quality of life issues such as domestic violence, youth suicide, nursing mothers, housing needs and inadequate sewage disposal were also discussed.

    Lake Andes, SD: The Native American Women's Health Education Resource Center, 1993, 28 p.

    Availability
    Copies of this publication are available from:
    The Native American Women's Health Education Resource Center
    P.O. Box 572
    Lake Andes, SD 57356
    605-487-7072
    605-487-7964 (fax)

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    Contact Information
    The Native American Women's Health Education Resource Center
    P.O. Box 572
    Lake Andes, SD 57356
    605-487-7072
    605-487-7964 (fax)

    Organization URL: No internet address is currently available

  4. Dakota Roundtable II: A Report on The Status of Native American Women in the Aberdeen Area (Report)
    On September 26-28, 1994, the Native American Women's Health Education Resource Center convened the Dakota Roundtable II to bring Native women together that represented all facets of the community to address the status of Native women. This report is the result of that roundtable. Included is information on specific health issues faced by Native American women and recommendations for education and prevention. These health issues include: diabetes, cardiovascular disease, alcoholism, HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases, reproductive health, infertility, nursing/breast feeding, menopause, domestic violence, and mental and emotional health.

    Lake Andes, SD: NAWHERC, 1995, 39 p.

    Availability
    For copies of this report, please contact:
    The Native American Women's Health Education Resource Center
    P.O. Box 572
    Lake Andes, SD 57356-0572
    605-487-7072
    605- 487-7964 (fax)

    Full-Text Availability
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    Contact Information
    Native American Women's Health Education Resource Center
    P.O. Box 572
    Lake Andes, SD 57356-0572

    Organization URL: No internet address is currently available

  5. Discovery Education [Formerly: AIMS Multimedia]
    Founded in 1957, AIMS Multimedia is one of the largest educational and training multimedia companies in the world. AIMS provides quality media for the education and training needs of education, medical, health, law enforcement and business industry professionals. Targeted age-appropriate educational materials are available on health education, mental health, maternal and child health, self esteem, substance abuse, AIDS/HIV education, nutrition, stress management, fetal alcohol syndrome, and domestic violence. AIMS offers the largest and most comprehensive catalog and first and third level interactive laser videodiscs available. Videos are available on the issue of domestic violence in the Native American and Asian American community. Also available is a culturally relevant video written by Hispanics for Hispanics discussing the issue of AIDS.
    PUBLICATIONS: AIMS distributes "About Love," a video examining the cultural influences of domestic violence among Asian Americans and "To Find Our Way" and "First Step," two videos that examine domestic violence in the American Indian community. Also available is the video "What Ramon Did," a video discussing the issue of AIDS among Hispanics. All were produced within their respective communities.

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    Discovery Education (AIMS Multimedia)
    20765 Superior Street
    Chatsworth, CA 91311
    800-367-2467
    818-773-9624 (fax)

    Organization URL: No internet address is currently available

  6. Health Screening for Cherokee Women
    The objective of the Health Screening for Cherokee Women project is to improve the health and well being of Cherokee women through prevention and early detection of cancer, diabetes and domestic violence. The project targets women in Cherokee County who currently use Hastings Hospital for their outpatient care and encourages them to get regular cancer and diabetes screenings, and educates them about domestic violence prevention and intervention. A nurse practitioner and a licensed practical nurse employ a case management approach to ensure appropriate referrals and follow-up. Services available at the W.W. Hastings Indian Hospital include on-site mammography, annual exams and patient education. All women using the clinic are screened for Medicare/Medicaid eligibility and provided assistance in applying for such programs. Annual exams are scheduled for diabetes screening and prevention counseling and to allow more time for patient education, particularly regarding health risk factors.

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    Contact Information
    Cherokee Nation Health Services
    P.O. Box 948
    Tahlequah, OK 74465
    918-458-4491
    918-458-6267 (fax)

    Organization URL: No internet address is currently available

  7. Mending The Sacred Hoop (MSH)
    Mending The Sacred Hoop (MSH) was organized as a collective effort to implement strategies in ending violence. The purpose of the project is to ensure the safety of victims and their families and to create accountability within systems. Mending the Sacred Hoop Project is committed to ending racism, sexism, ageism, classism, and other forms of oppression that Indian people face. Mending the Sacred Hoop is founded on the belief of the circle/hoop, which represents that all life evolves within the concept of the circle. MSH is developing an intervention model to coordinate reservation and non-reservation agencies to work collectively on policy and procedure changes.

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    Mending the Sacred Hoop
    202 E Superior Street
    Duluth, MN 55806
    218-722-3414

    Organization URL: No internet address is currently available

  8. A Model for the Prevention of Family Violence in Native American Communities
    This model is designed for use by an individual, family, group, or tribe in developing a program to prevent or reduce family violence in Native American communities. The model calls for a culturally relevant, community-based approach that can be adapted to meet the needs of individual tribes or communities. The model uses the sacred circle as a framework to develop a prevention program. The study was conducted to examine: the nature of family violence on four Indian Reservations, and intervention and prevention measures developed to address family violence. Case studies were conducted at four reservations: the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs; the Navajo Nation, the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and the Eastern Band of Cherokee. The findings indicate that: family violence is a serious problem on the reservations, the most commonly reported types of family violence are wife abuse, child sexual abuse, and child physical abuse, resources and programs for dealing with family violence are inadequate, there is a need for community-wide education and prevention programs, and there is a need for support programs designed for victims and their families.

    Rockville, MD: IHS, 1994, 28 p.

    Availability
    Copies of this publication are available from:
    Ms. Deborah Melton
    Twinbrook Metro Plaza
    12300 Twinbrook Parkway, Suite 450
    Rockville, MD 20852
    301-443-4700.

    Full-Text Availability
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    Contact Information
    Indian Health Service
    12300 Twinbrook Parkway, Suite 450
    Rockville, MD 20852
    dmelton@hqe.ihs.gov
    301-443-4700

    Organization URL: No internet address is currently available

  9. Native American Women's Health Education Resource Center
    Native American Community Board
    The Native American Women's Health Education Resource Center offers health education information and activities for women. The Resource Center provides a facility in which women can organize around issues of concern, social change, and consciousness raising activities. Education and information on the following subjects are provided: fetal alcohol syndrome; family planning; AIDS awareness; sexually transmitted diseases; nutrition; child development; domestic violence; and self help.
    PUBLICATIONS: The Native American Women's Health Education Resource Center publishes brochures and posters on AIDS and breast cancer.

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    Contact Information
    Native American Community Board
    P.O. Box 572
    Lake Andes, SD 57356
    nativewoman@igc.apc.org
    605-487-7072
    605-487-7964 (fax)

    Organization URL: http://www.nativeshop.org/ Exit Disclaimer

  10. Sacred Circle, National Resource Center to End Violence against Native Women
    Sacred Circle provides resources to increase Indian Nations' capacity to provide direct services and advocacy to women and their children victimized by battering and sexual assault through technical assistance, model programming, training, and information that is culturally relevant. Sacred Circle is dedicated to actions that promote the sovereignty and safety of women and mandated by its mission statement is committed to change individual and institutional beliefs that justify the oppression of Native women.

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    Contact Information
    Sacred Circle, National Resource Center to End Violence against Native Women
    722 St. Joseph Street
    Rapid City, SD 57701
    877-733-7623
    605-341-2472 (fax)

    Organization URL: No internet address is currently available

Sites with statistical information

Otherwise all other domestic abuse information was not broken down by ethnicity.

Other Resources

U.S. Dept of Justice Office on Violence against Women Tribal Coalition Resource list
http://www.usdoj.gov/ovw/tribal_coalitions.htm

Thank you for contacting the OMHRC and please feel free to contact us again if you need further assistance.



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