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.
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Transitional Housing Technical Assistance (TA)
for Grants to Tribal Governments
Tribal Transitional Housing Technical Assistance

Red Wind provides Tribes with a range of Technical Assistance in developing and implementing their transitional housing programs. You can learn more about out TA
by clicking here.

We provide onsite training; one-to-one consultation, problem solving and planning; webinars, and other resources and supports for your project.

To request Technical Assistance through Red Wind,
you can send a web form to us with information about your request.
This project is supported by Grant No. 2015-TA-AX-K069 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in any of these webinars are those of the author(s)/presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.
Children and Youth Technical Assistance (TA)
for Grants to Tribal Governments
TA activities to enhance your work:
  • Webinar Series
  • Children and Youth Tribal National Conference (est. Spring 2019)
  • On-site training at your location (as requested)
  • One-to-one consultation, resource identification, and problem solving via phone or web conference (as requested)
Products created include:
  • Posters for use in public education; and
  • Children and Youth services guide book.

Additional materials are being developed to support your work.

Contact us using our webform with any questions or requests you may have.
This project is supported by Grant No. 2017-TA-AX-K023 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this program are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.
Honoring Our Spirit
Tribal Campus and University Campuses (TA)
for Grants to Tribal Governments

More information soon!
Upcoming Webinars
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Children and Youth Tribal Technical Assistance 
2019 Webinar Series
Each webinar is scheduled at the same time on the scheduled date.
11:00 Alaska / 12:00pm Pacific / 1:00pm Mountain / 2:00pm Central / 3:00 pm Eastern

Register here for the webinars of your choice.

Mental Health Needs and Culturally Specific Therapy Modalities for Children and Youth

Debbie Nez-Manuel, Morning Star Leaders, Inc.
Monday, July 29, 2019

Children and youth can have long lasting mental health issues resulting from trauma. Normal responses to trauma include: anxiety, depression, anger, nightmares, and flashbacks. As indigenous people, we know that our traditional teachings, customs, and values play a critical role in holistic healing and coming back to balance. This webinar will review how to assist with mental health and wellbeing through culturally specific options.

Building Relationships and Connections with Children and Youth

Sandy Davidson, Technical Consultant
Monday, August 19, 2019

Relationships are the cornerstone of advocacy, but it can be difficult to build connections with children and youth who may have difficulties trusting and confusing behaviors. Every individual will be different but through trial and error of certain strategies, Advocates can discover what works for them. This webinar will review some strategies for interacting in positive ways with children and youth, including tips on de-escalating angry or aggressive youth.

Sexual Assault within Trafficking in Tribal Communities

Janet Routzen, Consultant
Monday, September 9, 2019

Because Sex Trafficking survivors are unlikely to self-identify as trafficking victims, it becomes the Advocate’s job to look for clues and be attentive to the context and details of survivor stories. Survivors may report multiple Sexual Assaults or describe situations that sound like “survival sex”. So many stereotypes and assumptions continue to persist, but what is really going on in tribal communities? This webinar will focus on bringing awareness to tribal communities around these issues and how Advocates can best respond to these survivors of multiple victimizations.

Legal Considerations when Providing Advocacy to Children and Youth

Sandy Davidson, Technical Consultant
September 30, 2019

Federal and state laws and tribal codes all need to be considered and followed when working with children and youth. Advocates need to know what laws define their work, as well as what legal options are available for minors. For example, can LGBT youth in your area obtain Orders for Protection against a same-sex dating partner and at what age? Youth have less legal protections and legal recourse than adults. Considerations, such as: obtaining parental consent, mandatory reporting, confidentiality, school protections, Orders for Protection will be discussed during this webinar.

Technology Use in Violence Against Children and Youth

Presenter to be determined
Date TBD

It is truly alarming how much information can be found about someone online. Technology has become such a big part of society and Advocates can best serve victims by staying on top of the newest technological advances. Victims will need to know how to protect their information and how-to safety plan around tech use. This webinar will review different types of technology that children and youth use regularly and how Advocates can intervene to make using technology safer.

Advocating for Children and Youth Who Have Experienced Trauma

Presenter to be determined
Date TBD

Children and youth in tribal communities have statistically high rates of trauma. How children experience trauma and their trauma symptoms can look different for children and youth than what is typically expected when providing advocacy for adults. Each child’s reactions to trauma will be different, but almost all children who experience trauma will have emotional or behavioral changes for some time. Reactions can become problematic when they become severe and ongoing. This webinar will examine trauma and how to provide services and supports that lessen the trauma impact.

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Announcing - 2019 TRAINING SCHEDULE.
Download the 2019 training schedule.
Domestic Assault Tribal Advocate Institute (DATI)
September 30 – October 4, 2019
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

40-hour training, includes two working lunches
DATI provides tribal advocates with a native-specific approach to providing advocacy for survivors of Domestic Violence. Advocates will incorporate a decolonized trauma-centered approach to advocacy that builds on tribal values and beliefs in providing advocacy. The training includes the dynamics of Domestic Violence and the role of the Advocate, Advocate confidentiality, domestic violence and its impact on children, Teen Dating Violence, dangerousness and managing safety, technology safety, VAWA protections, Coordinated Community Response and advocacy for battered women arrested.

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Sexual Assault Tribal Advocate Institute (SATI)
October 28 – November 1, 2019
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

40-hour training, includes two working lunches
SATI provides training to build the critical framework for Tribal Sexual Assault Advocates to effectively and appropriately respond to sexual assault survivors in their communities. The training includes crisis intervention, understanding trauma and decolonizing trauma, cultural supports for long-term healing Informed consent, confidentiality and mandated reporting, challenging issues, working with the Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner, and working with the criminal justice response.

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