Learn about repeated trauma and its impact on emotional intelligence and leadership. The focus will be on practical applications and the importance of creating a climate of physical, emotional and relational safety. Attendees will explore their current strengths and challenges, how cultural wisdom enhances their Emotional Intelligence, and an understanding of repeated trauma and the impact of repeated trauma on development and coping. The program supports victim service providers to not only increase their awareness but also explore their behavior at each level of system: to engage with clients differently, to engage with each other differently, and to understand that the organization and community as a whole is part of the healing interventions.
Learn how tribal courts can develop integrated Domestic Violence Courts to adjudicate all aspects of cases involving Domestic Violence including protection orders, violation of those orders, child custody and visitation, property issues and other aspects to avoid conflicting orders and ensure victim safety.
This webinar will provide an introduction to multidisciplinary teams in Indian Country with a focus on child protection and serving victims of crime.
Discuss how policies and procedures can help promote consistency in services, orient new personnel, establish connections between departments, and reaffirm multidisciplinary and victim-centered approaches. Learn more about the importance of identifying a vision, mission and purpose statement for your organization.
Gather best practices for developing a comprehensive table of contents, tracking changes and amendments to policies, visual aids and charts, and other documentation. Reduce legal liability by learning about disclaimers, avoiding discriminatory language , and verifying content. Explore the process to introduce and implement formal policies, orient staff, and educate the community to prevent resistance and gain acceptance of implementation. Prepare for future changes and evaluation.
Gain an introduction to various approaches relevant to the development and implementation of departmental policy, identification and inclusion of key stakeholders, gathering community feedback, and planning time and tasks. Utilize mind mapping exercises to develop vision, mission, purpose, and key policy inclusions. Learn about researching policies and identifying resources to support policy development. Explore the importance of words, terminology and phrases in your communications, as well as visualizations such as flowcharts to reinforce policy narratives and process summaries.
Learn the stages of developing an effective, sustainable, multidisciplinary team (MDT), which include Awareness, Implementation, and Institutionalization. You will learn the importance of each stage, and how and when MDT’s can transition from one stage to the next for sustainability.
Learn the elements that are needed to develop a strategic plan for your OVC-funded victim services program. During this introductory class, you will review team roles and responsibilities, communication, and developing a shared vision. Goal development and data analysis will also be discussed.
Learn about the federal laws and tribal remedies available to protect victims of domestic violence. Discuss the safety needs of victims and how tribal court civil and criminal remedies (such as protection orders and criminal sanctions) are important to safeguarding victims. Review reparations for victims that should be considered by the tribal court for damages resulting from crimes or acts that have already occurred. Victim centeredness during the trial process will be emphasized.
Gather basic knowledge about vicarious trauma within a tribal context and the impact on service providers’ health and well-being. During the webinar, we will explore how tribal programs and leadership can use the OVC Vicarious Trauma Toolkit to create more trauma informed, healthier work environments; a particularly important goal given existing challenges and stress imposed by the global pandemic.