August  is "Children's Eye Health and Safety Month"
It's back to school for all our children across the Nation! Parents are rushing around for school supplies, hair cuts and last minute documents. Let's us honor our children's health with the upmost care. Don't forget to check your children's eye health and immunization records, so that they can start off the School Year right!

CSVANW Happenings!  
The  5th Annual Native Youth Summit  was a huge success! Thanks to our  vibrant volunteers, chaperones and speakers for creating a meaningful learning experience for our youth! It is a widely held value of our community members to view our children as sacred and that they hold the answers for many current challenges. At CSVANW, we echo that same sentiment! We were able to provide a space for the Native youth to gain vital leadership skills and elevate their understanding about how violence impacts not only their families but their communities, and ways in which they can break the cycle of violence. 
Our very own fierce Native Youth Coordinator, Keioshiah Peter, collected video testimonies from the Native Youth on the last day! Stay tuned with CSVANW's Happenings, she's doing an amazing job putting together a collage of the Native Youth's thoughts about their experience and highlights! 
CSVANW humbly thanks the outpouring donations and sponsorships for the 5th Annual Native Youth Summit! With your generous contribution, 40 Native Youth were able to have an AMAZING one-of-a-kind experience at the Tamaya Resort & Spa and Santa Fe Mountain Center!  
"It was an amazing experience. My views of many subjects including domestic violence have changed, I am grateful" - Native Youth participant
For more photos, check out our  Facebook page,  CLICK HERE!

CSVANW selected to President Obama's new working group to address violence against Indigenous women and children 
CSVANW was recently selected as one of a handful of organizations to provide input in identifying priorities and possible actions to President Obama's new North American Working Group on Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls, which will meet for the first time at the White House this October.

Last month, President Obama traveled to Ottawa for the North American Leaders Summit, to meet with the President of Mexico and the Canadian Prime Minister to discuss regional cooperation on a variety of topics, including defense and security. All three countries agreed to a set of commitments under various categories, with one of those commitments being to establish the new North American Working Group on Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls.

 To read more, Click Here!  

CSVANW receives additional $47,000 in grants and contributions to CSVANW's Native youth violence prevention and early intervention initiatives!    
Verizon Wireless HopeLine has generously contributed $15,000 to CSVANW's Native youth violence prevention and early intervention initiatives. We are extremely humbled and thankful to our partners at Verizon Wireless! 

Additionally, CSVANW was awarded $31,600 from the Indian Affairs Department last month to further cultivate and implement our new Native Youth violence prevention and intervention initiatives- bringing our total program funding for our Native youth initiatives for 2016 to $90,275 from multiple grants!!! We are extremely thankful for this opportunity and look forward to the meaningful violence prevention and intervention work we will be able to do this year with our Native youth!!

CSVANW thanks Keioshiah Peter, CSVANW's Native Youth Coordinator, for her amazing energy, passion and commitment to ensuring CSVANW's Native youth initiatives are successful!  
Back to School Supply Drive! 

CSVANW is happy to support our community partners, the Assembly of Native American Voices (ANAV), "Back to School Blessing!" on August 13, 2016! 

Please help CSVANW collect donations on behalf of ANAV. Donations can be dropped off at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2402 12th Street, Suite 201N, ABQ, NM 87114.

Your donation will help a student start the school year off right! Help by donating today! 
For more Info on "Back to School Blessing", Click Here

New Mexico World Day Against TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS!
In a collaborative effort to bring awareness to trafficking, the United Nations World Day Against Human Trafficking in Persons 
took place at the Albuquerque Civic plaza! The event promoted awareness about women and children being trafficked in the state of New Mexico! 
Also, a HUGE shout out to our amazing community partners, NACA Radical Poets, Elizabeth Stahmer & IAIA family, and Sherri Willeto for speaking & singing on behalf of CSVANW. We thank you immensely for your presence!
For more photos, check out our Facebook page, Click Here

Resilience Run
August 6, 2016 6:30 -11:00am. 
Come Meet 'n' Greet the CSVANW running team at the Resilience Run this weekend as we support the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center!  For more information about the Run, Click Here

Membership and Board Meeting!
Please join CSVANW as we convene for the Membership and Board Meeting! 
See you there!

Ts√©hootsoo√≠ Family Advocacy Center is hiring!
For a regular full-time, Registered Nurse (Family Advocacy).
Salary range:  $29.20-$36.50/hourly
Hours/week:  40 hrs/week; plus on-call-standby after hours, weekends & holidays. 
The nurse who applies for the position must be a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) or be willing to become SANE-A and SANE-P trained and certified while on the job.  For more information,  Click here

Child Haven, Inc is hiring!
Position: Program Director-Child Advocacy Center
Hours: 8:30AM-5:00PM,  Additional hours will be necessary to fulfill job responsibilities.
Supervises: Children's Advocacy Center Forensic Interviewers, Family Advocates, and Volunteers.  For more information,  Click here

EIA Fellow is seeking help with her project.

Neomi Gilmore (2016 EIA Fellow) has started a pilot project with Sylvia Andrew, a Professor at UNM-Gallup, to deputize domestic violence advocates. She is seeking help with her project.

How can we help? She is looking for volunteers such as attorneys, judges, advocates and anyone willing to help organize mock hearings. 

August 5, 2016
CSVANW Board and Membership Meeting
Pueblo of Iselta Bahavorial Health Wellness Center
1 Sagebrush 
Albuquerque, NM 87105
(Located off 1-25 exit 209 at Isleta Pueblo) 

August 10, 2016
Youth Making A Change 
8am - 5pm 
Marriot Courtyard, Albuquerque, NM 

August 26, 2016
Women's Equality Day   
Albuquerque Civic Plaza

August 27, 2016
Youth Rights + Services Fair 2016
Boys and Girls Club of Central New Mexico. 
3333 Truman St. NE, Albuquerque NM 
September 7-9, 2016
Four Corners Indian Country Conference  
All day
Albuquerque, NM
Location: TBA
CSVANW  Spotlight 
Untested rape kits: Clearing New Mexico's backlog  by Devona Bradford.
If you've watched the news lately you may have seen the story on New Mexico's backlog of sexual assault evidence kits. There are currently over 5,000 untested kits, dating back to 1980's. New Mexico is currently working with a number of partners, including the state auditor and law enforcement, to get these kits tested. Why is it important to test these kits? 

Read more on CSVANW website  BLOG

CSVANW Spotlight

CSVANW Executive Director,   Deleana OtherBull, named
New Mexico Women of Success 

Our CSVANW Executive Director, Deleana OtherBull, was recently selected by our US Senator Tom Udall as one of three women chosen to be highlighted for this year's New Mexico's Women of Success Conference in Santa Fe, NM. Deleana spoke passionately about what it means to advocate for women and families in New Mexico's workforce through policy, advocacy, and by bringing awareness to and highlighting the challenges young women face when they balance family with leadership positions. Deleana is a fierce advocate for women, families and community-led social change.
Read more on CSVANW website  BLOG

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