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, stalking and sex trafficking through training and tribal technical assistance.
Red Wind works with grantees to aid them in the development of native/tribal specific transitional housing and emergency shelter programs, economic justice, and culturally centered responses for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence.
We can help you with your policy/protocol development, putting in place operational structures, basic advocacy skills and developing strategies to different circumstances that occur.
Activities include one-to-one consultation, resource identification, and problem solving via phone or video conference (as requested); webinars; onsite Transitional Housing or Emergency Shelter Facilitated Meetings/Work Sessions; Peer Site Visits for tribal programs to visit existing programs and learn from their work; and a Bi-annual National Tribal Transitional Housing and Emergency Shelter Conference.
Violence is a traumatic experience and it is important that advocates approach their advocacy in a mindful way that addresses and understands how trauma affects the person who has experienced violence. According to SAMHSA, there are immediate and delayed reactions to trauma that affect the emotional, physical, cognitive, and behavioral well-being of the person responding to trauma. Substance abuse can be a delayed behavioral reaction to trauma and should not be reason alone to be kicked out of the transitional housing program. Advocates should be aware of rehabilitation programs that are trauma-informed. It is also up to the participant whether they want to accept help for substance abuse. It is important to continue to safety plan with the survivor from a harm reduction approach. The Harm Reduction Coalition is a great resource and provide a worksheet on overdose prevention.