Red Wind Consulting’s vision is to strengthen Tribal programs and Native organizations' ability to develop and enhance local responses to domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking through training and tribal technical assistance.
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National Domestic Violence Hotline
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Upcoming Transitional Housing WEBINARS!
Every day, women survive physical or sexual violence. Some survive as a result of services they receive in the aftermath of the abuse and developing an effective culturally appropriate transitional housing program for Native women will help them survive the abuse. This webinar series will focus on aspects of tribal emergency shelter and transitional housing responses.
Creating Sister Space: Developing Tribal Shelter and Transitional Housing Programs

Each webinar will take place at 2:00 pm Central Time / 12:00 Pacific Time. No registration is required. Sign on to the webinar using this link.

Past webinars can be found here.
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SAVE the DATE!
The next 40-hour Tribal Sexual Assault Advocate Training is scheduled for:

April 13-17, 2015
Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Registration opening in mid-December. More details to follow soon.
Technical Assistance for Grants to Tribal Government's Grantees

Red Wind is available to work with Tribal Government grantee programs to aid them in the development of native/tribal specific shelters, safe homes and transitional housing programs for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence.
Red Wind can assist with the review and development of policies, advocacy and service delivery design, problem solving and developing strategies to enhance safety for victims and delivering empowering responses to victims/survivors.
Red Wind specifically helps programs with putting in place their policies and infrastructures for their programs. Contact Red Wind to discuss how we can help you.
Past Red Wind Tribal Technical Assistance activities for OVW Grants to Tribal Governments grantees
  • Sexual Assault Forensic Exam Protocol Red Wind is working with OVW to develop a Tribal Sexual Assault Forensic Exam Protocol that is specific to Indian Country. It serves as a companion to the National Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examination Protocol. Red Wind worked closely with OVW, facilitating focus group/working group meetings to develop the protocol drawing from the expertise and experience of practitioners from the field.
  • Round Tables on Transitional Housing and Supervised Visitation Red Wind completed two (2) Round Table discussions exploring topics pertinent to the development and implementation of transitional housing and supervised visitation programs in Indian Country.
  • Effective Public Awareness and Outreach Materials training. The binder of materials used for this training is available for download.
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“There’s a recognition that power comes from within. It comes from having knowledge and vision. The sun has power. The wind has power. We have the power to bring forth and nurture new life. That’s the power Mother Earth has. There’s the power of love.” (Washinawatok, 1995)
Shelter and Transitional Housing is an important response to safety and provides options for women who are seeking safety following domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking or dating violence. No one size fits any community. There are some basic ideas about the intent of shelter and transitional housing responses, yet our indigenous identity will go a long way to shaping what a shelter or transitional housing program looks like in the community.

Creating Sister Space is a new resource available for download that will assist Tribal and Native specific programs in the development of their shelter and transitional housing program.
This project was supported by Grant No. 2010-ET-S6-K003 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice.