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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Red Wind OVW Tribal Technical Assistance
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Remembering we have indigenous solutions to our problems, Red Wind's role is to help you be successul in your efforts.
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Red Wind is available to work with OVW 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. We also assist with the development and implemention of responses to children impacted by domestic violence, and teen 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, addressing safety, and a range of program design that reflects your tribal values and beliefs. Contact Red Wind to discuss how we can help you.
Transitional Housing Tribal TA . . .

Transitional Housing TA for OVW Tribal Governments Grantees

Red Wind works with grantees to aid them in the development of native/tribal specific transitional housing programs and economic justice 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.

Red Wind offers:

  • One-to-one consultation, resource identification, and problem solving via phone or web conference (as requested).
  • Provides 8 - 10 Webinars. Webinar Schedule available for download.
  • Provides 8-12 Onsite Transitional Housing Trainings/Facilitated Meetings
  • Provides 2-4 Peer Site Visits for tribal programs to visit existing programs and learn from their work.
  • Provides a National Tribal Transitional Housing Training (NTTHT) for Grants to Tribal Governments grantees.
Children and Youth TA . . .
Children and Youth TA for OVW Tribal Governments Grantees

Red Wind provides technical assistance and training to assist grantees in working with Children and Youth.
  • Providing a framework for providing advocacy responses to children and youth exposed to violence and youth victims,
  • Conducting education and outreach,
  • Build meaningful responses that build on protective factors and systems engagement.
  • Developing and enhancing their responses to teens and tweens, and
  • Responding in ways to protect the bond between the non-offending parent and strengthening a child’s resiliency.

Activities include one-to-one consultation through phone and email, webinars, on-site training/work sessions, and National Training.
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Archived Webinars can be found in our Resource Section, Talking Stick Webinar Archive page.
Webinar Schedule
2018 - 2019 Transitional Housing

We at Red Wind are excited to announce that our 2018-2019 Transitional Housing Webinar series. These Webinars are an excellent way to expand your knowledge and bring your community partners together.

For those interested, you can register to join any of the webinars by clicking on the links below each Webinar.


Historical Trauma and Its Impact on Two Spirit LGBTQ Participants

Wednesday 10/24/18
12:00 pm Mountain
Our Two Spirit Lesbian, Gay, BI-sexual, Transgender (LGBTQ) communities are impacted by historical trauma; and, left unaddressed, it will minimize the positive results from participating in transitional housing. This webinar will discuss historical trauma, what it is, its impact on the Two Spirit Lesbian, Gay, BI-sexual, Transgender (LGBTQ) participants in your program, and offer options for supports and strategies.
Two Spirit LGBTQ Policies and Practices within your Tribal Transitional Housing Program

Wednesday 11/7/18
12:00 pm Mountain
Our Two Spirit Lesbian, Gay, BI-sexual, Transgender (LGBTQ) communities are often overlooked when developing a tribal transitional housing program. Additionally, LGBTQ are often not addressed when it comes to policies and practices within our programs. This session will discuss how to create polices that are inclusive with regards to safety, protection, and non-discrimination of Two-Spirit/Native LGBTQ people.
Safety Planning through the Housing Search

Wednesday 12/5/18
12:00 pm Mountain
Safety planning helps prepare for the likelihood of future violence and enables survivors to have options to protect themselves. This webinar will discuss safety planning during the housing search process, what to look for during the housing search for victim safety, family safety. It will include examining the physical space, location, emergency response, and access to support. The Advocate’s role in assisting survivors during their housing search that facilitates safety for their long-term needs.
Securing Housing Options for Participants

Wednesday 12/19/19
12:00 pm Mountain
Providing Tribal Transitional Housing can be challenging, especially because there is often limited options for survivors to find housing on tribal lands. The program often provides rental subsidies for program participants and works with private landlords to access housing options. This webinar will discuss rental subsidies, structures for managing those subsidies, and how to build the landlord relationships to provide housing options for the program.
Building Partnerships with your Tribal Housing Authority

Wednesday 1/9/19
12:00 pm Mountain
Tribal domestic violence/sexual violence programs often do not have a relationship with their Tribal Housing Authority. Tribal Housing can be a valuable partner to the DV/SA program to ensure there are tribal housing options available for transitional housing participants. This webinar will examine the roles of the Tribal Housing Authority and strategies for the tribal DV/SA program to build a critical, lasting relationship that can support the housing needs of survivors.
Mandated Reporting

Wednesday 1/30/19
12:00 pm Mountain
Mandated Reporting can be daunting for an Advocate to know when they are required to make a mandated report. As Transitional Housing Advocates, we will come in contact with survivors’ lives in a way that may make it necessary for us to make a mandated report. This session will discuss what mandated reporting is and what the Advocate role is in making a mandated report. It will provide direction on how to make the decision to report and whom the report should go to.
Women’s Education Groups

Wednesday 2/13/19
12:00 pm Mountain
One of the tactics of power and control is isolation. Often those in your transitional housing program will have experienced isolation through loss of friends and family relationships due to the abuse. Women’s groups offer an opportunity for transitional housing participants to come together, build interpersonal relationships with each other while exploring topics of interest to program participants. This session will discuss women’s groups provided by the Haseya Advocate Program operated by Red Wind for native survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. It will cover a range of topics and Haseya’s women’s group curriculum.

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.

Domestic Violence
Brochure Templates

Red Wind developed 4 brochure templates that can be customized with your pictures and program information. There are instructions accompanying each brochure template to walk you through the steps to take. Click here to begin downloading files.

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Tribal Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examination Protocol

This project is currently underway. Red Wind is working closely with practitioners from the field and the Office on Violence Against Women in the creation of this document for OVW. Through meetings, conference calls and numerous communications with tribal sexual assault advocates, law enforcement, prosecutors and health care practitioners, the protocol is becoming a tool that can be used by tribes and critical partners responding to Native victims of sexual assault.