2019 Summer Awareness Months Coming Up…

June 2019 is LGBT Pride Month, World Elder Abuse Day & Father’s Day

  • EXPLORE: Library of Congress “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month” for events, resources, audio & video. https://www.loc.gov/lgbt-pride-month/about/ 
  • Saturday, June 15th, is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The United Nations (UN) has designated June 15th as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). The day aims to focus global attention on the problem of physical, emotional, and financial abuse of elders.
  • EXPLORE: Resource Page for World Elders Awareness Day, by the United Nations, at: http://www.un.org/en/events/elderabuse/resources.shtml
  • EXPLORE: Online Elder Abuse Response Took Kit, by the Seniors Rights Victoria, at: https://toolkit.seniorsrights.org.au
  • Sunday June 16th is Father’s Day, Help us celebrate strong, healthy, caring, amazing fathers and promote healthy relationships on social media this Father’s Day. Send a shout out to your father using  hashtag #NativeFathersDay on your Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram. Get creative and send your message in your tribal language or include a story that exemplifies your father or what it means to be a father.

NIWRC New Webinars Available

  • WATCH: NIWRC Webinar “Fostering Resilience in Children Traumatized by Domestic Violence in Collaboration with their Non-offending Parent.” (April 23 2019) There are often lifelong and devastating consequences for children who have been traumatized by witnessing domestic violence against a parent or caregiver. Trauma can lead to challenging and misunderstood behaviors and emotions in children. These behaviors often result in damaging labeling and inappropriate or negative responses [from others?]. This webinar considers ways to recognize how trauma impacts children and offers ways to support healing and resiliency to them in collaboration with their parent. Inter-generational trauma and culturally-based approaches of Native people provide the framework for this webinar. http://www.niwrc.org/resources/fostering-resilience-children-traumatized-domestic-violence-collaboration-their-non 
  • WATCH: NIWRC Webinar “An Introduction to Participatory Research Methods for Domestic Violence Programs.” (May 15, 2019)  This webinar with provide an Indigenous grassroots overview of participatory research methods that we can use to tell our story about the important work we are doing in our communities. The webinar will be an introductory tour that will touch upon:  (a) reasons to consider doing research, (b) the types of questions that can (and cannot) be addressed by quantitative and qualitative research, (c) when research should (and should not) be undertaken, and (d) working with outside researchers. It will also pose ethical considerations and introduce the IRB process. An example of a small-scale, participatory research project with a community-based service provider will be illustrated during the webinar. There will be ample time for Q&A and a list of resource materials will be provided for participants to follow up on after the webinar. http://www.niwrc.org/resources/introduction-participatory-research-methods-domestic-violence-programs