This safety card was designed for health settings serving Native communities including IHS clinics, Tribal health centers, and Urban Indian Health Centers.
The card prompts patients to ask themselves whether they are in a healthy relationship or if they have experienced reproductive coercion—forced sex, birth control sabotage, forced pregnancy, or violence—by an intimate partner.
The card is designed to help women recognize how their intimate relationships may impact their reproductive health, while providing information for safety planning and referral. Basic information about sexual and reproductive health is also included, as well as information on how to help a friend or family member who may be experiencing abuse.
The backside of the card refers patients to the National Domestic Violence Hotline and the National Sexual Assault Hotline for further support, and a space to write the name and phone number of a local advocacy program. This tool is most effective when using a universal education approach, providing all patients with 2 copies of the card for themselves and a friend.
This double-sided card measures 3.5" x 8", and is folded down to 3.5" x 2" to fit into a wallet or shoe insert.
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.
Available in English as a digital download and in hard copy.
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Please specify in the quantity box below your order in numbers of 50, 100, 200, or 300 cards (MAX), any orders above 300 cards, per language, will be adjusted during processing.
Please allow 2-4 weeks for shipping, and ensure that the shipping address you enter during check out is complete and correct in order to minimize delays.
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