T1 Healing Trauma through Somatic Modalities and Connecting with Nature
Misty Blakesley, Santa Fe Mountain Center
Discover the therapeutic and healing potential of connecting to and appreciating nature and indigenous perspectives of healing and community. Explore concepts of inter-generational trauma and healing and the possibility of creating mutually beneficial cultural exchange by reviewing the ideas of Iroquois’ Thanksgiving, Maslow’s Hierarchy taken from Blackfoot Nation, and Jung’s ideas of archetype from Tewa cultures. From many indigenous perspectives tending to the individual’s mental and physical health is for the good of the entire community and culture and ultimately future generation’s community. This fun workshop is open to all ability levels. Gentle movement and interactive activities are included. Some time is spent outside.
T2 Promoting Immigrant Victim and Detective Safety Through Best Practices: Language Access and Crime Victim Visas
Antonio Flores, San Francisco Police Department, Michael LaRiviere, Salem Police Department, Leslye Orloff, National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project
Led by a team of law enforcement and victim advocate faculty, this training provides participants with information about immigration relief and protections from deportation created by Congress and DHS to identify, protect, and assist immigrant crime victims. The training educates law enforcement, prosecutors, and other victim service providers about their roles in providing services to immigrant crime victims, including best practices for language access and T and U visa certification for immigrant crime victims. The language access curriculum was originally developed in collaboration with the Albuquerque Police Department and the Albuquerque Mayor’s Sexual and Domestic Violence Taskforce and is based on the US Department of Justice model guidance on language access at crime scenes.
T3 Ethics in Victim Services and OVC’s Model Ethical Standards
Shara Moscinska, Placitas Healing Center
This interactive workshop provides insights and activities for becoming conscious of one’s values and self-aware in terms of professional conduct in assisting victims of crime. This course also encourages the use of model ethical standards for serving victims and survivors as published by the Office for Victims of Crime. Finally, along with a cursory look at compassion fatigue and innovative strategies for self-care, participants will have the opportunity to apply a standard decision-making process to ethical dilemmas faced by victim assistance professionals.
The Advocacy in Action conference seeks to present a wide variety of topics, issues and exhibits. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the following supporting organizations: the New Mexico Crime Victims Reparation Commission, the State of New Mexico, the New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs, Inc., the New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women, the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, the Office for Victims of Crime, the Children’s Justice Act Advocacy Group.
These organizations neither endorse nor assume responsibility for the concepts expressed during these programs.
Children’s Justice Act Advisory Group (CJAAG)
This project was supported by Grant No. 2014-WR-AX-0016 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.