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Volunteer Opportunities: How You Can Help

Although StrongHearts Native Helpline does not have an established volunteer program at this time, we recommend the following: If you know someone who is in an abusive relationship: ● Help them become aware of services and programs that are available to help them: StrongHearts Native Helpline: 1-844-762-8483 or chat now at str...

 

Colonization and Domestic Violence

The parallels that can be drawn between colonialism and domestic violence can be seen through their definitions and through a review of Native American history. Having lived through genocide and horrific suffering, the aftermath of European contact and colonization continues to not only haunt Native Americans, it wreaks havoc...

 

StrongHearts logo Culturally Tied to Mother Earth

When StrongHearts Native Helpline was formed, the organization underwent a process to choose a Native American logo that could represent the virtues of strength, resilience, empathy and protection. Several logos were designed but one particular logo made sense. The turtle was chosen because of its association with Mother Earth...

 

Mental Health Effects of Historical Trauma

The outbreak of coronavirus earlier this year left many mental health professionals concerned that stay-at-home orders and other safety measures designed to protect citizens from the pandemic could cause an increase in mental health issues. Unfortunately, mental health disorders and access to mental health care has been an...

 

SCOTUS Affirms Reservation - Upholds Jurisdiction to Protect Native Women

Supreme Court of the Land Legal experts are calling McGirt v. Oklahoma (McGirt) the most significant Federal Indian Law case of the century. On July 9, the Supreme Court's McGirt decision upheld the treaty affirmed reservation borders of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. The ruling upended previously held legal opinions that...

 

Domestic and Dating Violence: Fact or Fiction?

There are a lot of commonly held beliefs about domestic violence that can harm victims and keep people from seeking help. StrongHearts Native Helpline unravels some of the myths surrounding domestic violence and sheds light into the darkness of intimate partner violence (IPV). Domestic Violence is a private family matter -...

 

Stacking Up The Numbers

Answering the call to action, StrongHearts Native Helpline has become a trusted resource for Native Americans impacted by domestic violence. In just over three years, hours of operation have been extended, call volume increased, chat advocacy was launched and the numbers are stacking up. Hitting the mark and reaching every...

 

Recognizing Male Victim-Survivors

Men can be victims of domestic violence. Domestic violence can happen to anyone. Media and socialization may lead you to believe otherwise but the truth is men, and people of all genders, can be and are victims of domestic violence. Abuse against men can start at a very young age and the effect carries on with them into...

 

How to Use StrongHearts Native Helpline's New Online Chat Advocacy Feature

If it's not safe to call (1-844-762-8483), StrongHearts Native Helpline's new online chat advocacy sessions might be a better option. Users receive one-on-one, real-time, confidential information from a trained advocate. Visit https://www.strongheartshelpline.org/ to get started. Unfortunately, StrongHearts Native Helpline is...

 

MMIW: Red Symbolizes a Call for Attention

It has been said that red is a color that transcends the physical world and calls to the ancestors in the spirit world. For ceremony and pow-wow, Native Americans dressed their children in red as an introduction to the ancestors - calling upon them as guardians to the young. However, the color red had other uses and symbolic...

 

Sexual Violence in Indian Country

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. There is a broad spectrum of studies and statistics that attempt to explain why even today sexual assault continues to be a threat to society, not just to women, but to all people. In looking at the issue, every gender, every race and at every age, the threat of sexual violence exists eve...

 

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