It is anticipated that the conference will include approximately 800 participants and that there will be approximately 60 - 70 workshops. Workshops are 90 minutes and should be highly interactive and relevant to the conference goals, theme and audience. Consulting fees will not be paid to workshop presenters. We may be able to provide limited support by providing limited lodging or travel if presenters request scholarships.
Selection Criteria for Workshops will include:
- Relevance to target audience
- Fits into conference theme/goals
- Presenters demonstrate expertise in working with Native American communities. (Presenters with limited expertise working with tribal communities are strongly encouraged to collaborate with a co‐presenter who has Indian country expertise.)
- Encourages interdisciplinary coordination and cooperation
- Highlights promising practices
- Introduces innovative strategies
- Honors and supports victims of crime
- Workshop demonstrates clear connection to crime victimization
The target audience is all persons interested in honoring victim voices to achieve safety, justice & healing for victims of crime in Indian Country including:
Indian Country Service Providers
(Tribal, State, and Federal):
- Child Advocates
- Child Protection Case Workers
- Social Services
- Elder Services
- Victim Advocates
- Medical Personnel
- Law Enforcement
- Prosecutors & Judges
- Substance Abuse Counselors
- Traditional Healers
- Tribal Community Members:
- Tribal Leaders
- Victims/Survivors of Crime
- Tribal Elders & Youth
- Tribal College Faculty & Students
- Honoring & Listening to Victim/Survivor Voices: Creating victim-centered/sensitive responses; being inclusive of victim/survivors particularly those from un‐served or underserved populations, including LGBTQ victims; and promoting peer to peer learning opportunities.
- Promoting Safety, Justice and Healing: Justice for victims/justice for all; understanding jurisdictional issues; exercising tribal sovereignty to promote safety & justice; highlighting the resiliency of spirituality & healing in tribal communities.
- Honoring the Wisdom of the Past: Understanding historical trauma; enlisting tribal elders as keepers of our tribal histories; and embracing traditional teachings.
- Promoting Traditional Values: Promoting traditional values and incorporating traditional skills in crime victim services; upholding wellness, mentally, physically, spiritually and emotionally; and framing victim services around tribal traditions.
- Ensuring Safety, Justice & Healing for Seven Generations of Children: Addressing child sexual abuse & education on developing programs for victims; emphasis on victims within the juvenile justice system; support for keeping youth within.
- Working in Harmony: Building partnerships with federal agencies; supporting partnerships between tribes; education on the importance of networking and working together in collaboration to strengthen services; supporting multi-disciplinary teams; and networking with Native men to address domestic violence & sexual assault.
- Supporting and Educating Tribal Leaders: Educating and supporting efforts of tribal leaders to achieve accountability and responsibility to victims of crime.
- Sustaining our Legacy: Developing skills and incorporating cultural approaches to enhance sustainability and measurability; increasing the accuracy of victimization research; and developing capacity within victim services.
- Healing the Healers: Ensuring safety and support for service providers.
How to Submit a Workshop Proposal
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Proposed Workshop Title
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your rights concerning audio/video recording of your presentation unless you
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