Attorney General Eric Holder launched the Defending Childhood Initiative on September 23, 2010 to address children's exposure to violence. This problem affects each one of us. Effectively addressing it must become our shared concern and our shared cause.
Strengthen Families, Prevent Violence is a campaign for Indian Country and was designed to educate and engage families on concrete action steps that they can take to promote resiliency and healing for children. The campaign was funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (DOJ) and developed by Futures Without Violence, Native Streams Institute, and staff from the Rocky Boy Indian Reservation and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe.
For more information about the initiative and the resources associated please download this 2-sided flyer PDF.
Are you looking for culturally-appropriate help for American Indian and Native American communities? StrongHearts is a culturally-appropriate, anonymous, confidential service dedicated to serving Native American survivors of domestic violence and concerned family members and friends. By dialing 1-844-7NATIVE (1-844-762-8483), from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. CST, seven days a week, callers can connect at no cost one-on-one with knowledgeable StrongHearts advocates who can provide lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable survivors to find safety and live lives free of abuse.