February 4, 2020 | Webinar
Lessons Learned: Supporting Indigenous Children and Families Experiencing Domestic Violence
Melanie Fillmore, Tai Simpson, Ella Mojica
February 4, 2020
This 90-minute webinar will highlight two FVPSA-funded Specialized Services for Abused Parents and Their Children (SSAPC) grantees: Domestic Violence Action Center, based in Hawaii, and the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence, and their work with indigenous children and families experiencing domestic violence. Presenters from each demonstration site will share key lessons learned from the past 3 years of their projects, focusing on successes and challenges. The presentation will center the importance of an intergenerational family approach to healing, building authentic partnerships between tribal and non-tribal entities, implementing community-based participatory research methods, and culturally grounded approaches to supporting indigenous children and families’ healing from domestic violence.
As a result of this webinar, participants will be better able to:
Provide an overview of the Specialized Services for Abused Parents and their Children (SSAPC) grant program and the projects of the Domestic Violence Action Center (DVAC) and the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence.
Explain the importance of authentic and mutually beneficial partnerships between tribal and non-tribal entities.
Identify key elements of a community-based participatory research approach when working with tribal and indigenous communities.
Describe DVAC’s intergenerational and culturally grounded approach to children and family healing and growth.
Melanie Fillmore, Consultant, Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence
Tai Simpson, Social Change Associate, Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence
Ella Mojica, Ohana Services Program Manager, Domestic Violence Action Center
This webinar is supported by Grant Number 90EV0434-01-00 from the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Points of view in this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official positions or policies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.