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Lummi DV Conf10 09

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Lummi DV Conf10 09

  1. 1. Healing Generations to Change the Future <ul><li>Domestic Violence Conference </li></ul><ul><li>October 21, 22, 23, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Vicki Ybanez and Don Chapin </li></ul><ul><li>Red Wind Consulting, Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>www.red-wind.net </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>Native women are the most battered, raped, stalked and murdered group of women in the United States </li></ul><ul><li>70% of the time by non-native offenders. </li></ul>
  3. 3. VIOLENCE AGAINST NATIVE WOMEN <ul><li>U.S. JUSTICE DEPARTMENT STATISTICS </li></ul><ul><li>Native American women are raped at a rate more than double that of rapes reported by all races on an annual average. (All races: 2 per 1,000, Native Americans: 7 per 1,000) </li></ul><ul><li>The rate of violent crime experienced by Native American women is nearly 50% higher than that reported by black males aged 12 and over. </li></ul><ul><li>Violent crime rate among Native American women was 98 per 1,000 - more than twice that of whites (40 per 1,000) or blacks 56 per 1,000) </li></ul><ul><li>At least 70% of violence experienced by Native Americans are committed by persons not of the same race…. Substantially higher than for whites or blacks. </li></ul><ul><li>American Indian women were victimized by an intimate at rates higher than those for all other females (whites at 8.1 per 1,000; Indians at 23.2 per 1,000) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Before colonization Violence against women was extremely rare, and consequences were immediate and severe
  5. 5. Critical Question <ul><li>How did we get to where we are today? </li></ul>
  6. 6. EXTERNALIZED OPPRESSION <ul><li>The unjust exercise of authority and power by one group over another. </li></ul><ul><li>It includes imposing one group’s belief system, values and life ways over another group. </li></ul>
  7. 7. INTERNALIZED OPPRESSION <ul><li>We come to believe and act as if the oppressor’s beliefs system, values and life way is reality. </li></ul><ul><li>The result is shame and the disowning of our individual and cultural reality. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>With internalized oppression, we now have previously unseen levels of violence, especially against women and children. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. What are we talking about? NECESSARY DISTINCTIONS <ul><li>Conflict </li></ul><ul><li>Abuse </li></ul><ul><li>Violence </li></ul><ul><li>Battering </li></ul><ul><li>Assault </li></ul><ul><li>Domestic Violence </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>Supports that uphold violence against women </li></ul>
  10. 11. By Don Chapin Men’s Re-Ed. Specialist/Advocate
  11. 12. Accountability We must be the change we wish to see in the world We must return to honor
  12. 13. <ul><li>What are the current challenges that exist to community healing, ending violence against women? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>personal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>agency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>supports </li></ul></ul>Critical Question
  13. 14. Advocacy & Social Change <ul><li>the biased supporter of women who have been battered, and their children </li></ul><ul><li>address the root causes and tactics of battering, </li></ul><ul><li>address racism and other forms of oppression. </li></ul>
  14. 15. Integrity in our work
  15. 16. <ul><li>Domestic violence </li></ul><ul><li>Intimate partner violence </li></ul><ul><li>Spousal abuse </li></ul>
  16. 17. Domestic violence and its impact on our community Health and well being of community members <ul><li>Physical and emotional health </li></ul><ul><li>Use of weapons </li></ul><ul><li>Occupational safety </li></ul><ul><li>Sense of well being and security </li></ul>
  17. 18. Domestic violence and its impact on our community Economic impacts <ul><li>Productivity and efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Medical / healthcare costs </li></ul><ul><li>Criminal justice responses </li></ul><ul><li>Social service responses/interventions </li></ul><ul><li>Property </li></ul>
  18. 19. We must be the change we wish to see in the world We must return to honor
  19. 20. Embracing Our Community Strengths <ul><li>Traditional and contemporary </li></ul>
  20. 21. Our community carries the vision of our ancestors and the teachings of our elders <ul><li>What are the teachings of our elders around living with violence ? </li></ul><ul><li>What does it mean to live with heart ? </li></ul>
  21. 22. <ul><li>What are the current challenges that exist to community healing, ending violence against women? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>personal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>supports </li></ul></ul>Critical Question
  22. 23. <ul><li>What is the resistance in our community? </li></ul>Critical Question
  23. 24. Our community carries the vision of our ancestors and the teachings of our elders <ul><li>How can we become a community that is free from battering and all forms of violence where we live with heart ? </li></ul><ul><li>What are some things that we can do to live with heart in our community? </li></ul>
  24. 25. Healing Generations to Change the Future <ul><li>Domestic Violence Conference </li></ul><ul><li>October 21, 22, 23, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Teen Engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Vicki Ybanez and Don Chapin </li></ul><ul><li>Red Wind Consulting, Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>www.red-wind.net </li></ul>
  25. 26. Teen dating violence <ul><li>Nationally, 1 in 3 teenagers report knowing a friend who has been punched, kicked, slapped, choked or physically hurt by their boyfriend or girlfriend. </li></ul>
  26. 27. Teen dating violence is not an argument every once in a while, or a bad mood after a bad day <ul><li>It is a pattern of controlling and abusive behavior </li></ul><ul><li>It can cause serious injury and even death </li></ul><ul><li>It can be verbal and emotional abuse </li></ul>
  27. 28. What we know <ul><li>Teen Dating Violence is occurring in epidemic proportions </li></ul><ul><li>Teen victims have safety risks very similar to those of adult victims </li></ul><ul><li>Resources for teen victims has not been a national priority </li></ul><ul><li>Many teens lack awareness/education about abusive, controlling partners </li></ul><ul><li>They may not see themselves as being “abused” and cling to the fact that abusers are not always abusive </li></ul><ul><li>They may not know how to end an abusive relationship </li></ul>
  28. 29. New forms of technologies cause unfortunate new forms of abuse <ul><li>Constant texting, phone calls or embarrassing postings on MySpace or Facebook pages can also be a form of abuse </li></ul><ul><li>Communicating online or via text message can be used as a way to monitor, control or even blackmail a girlfriend or boyfriend </li></ul><ul><li>A 2007 survey found that 71% of teens regard boyfriends/girlfriends spreading rumors about them on cellphones or online as a serious problem </li></ul><ul><li>Another 68% of teens say boyfriends/ girlfriends sharing private or embarrassing pictures/videos on cell phones and computers is also a serious concern. </li></ul>
  29. 30. Teen Dating Violence and overlap with other issues <ul><li>Truancy </li></ul><ul><li>Pregnancy </li></ul><ul><li>STD’s </li></ul><ul><li>Prostituted youth </li></ul><ul><li>Runaways </li></ul><ul><li>Homelessness </li></ul><ul><li>Financial restrictions </li></ul><ul><li>Alcohol and drug abuse </li></ul><ul><li>Gang violence </li></ul><ul><li>Abortion </li></ul><ul><li>Stalking and sexual harassment </li></ul><ul><li>Sexual abuse/rape </li></ul>
  30. 31. Critical Question: <ul><li>What resources/services are available in your community for teens? </li></ul><ul><li>How can we hold offenders of teen dating violence accountable and still re-educate them? </li></ul>

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