September 2019 Newsletter
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and throughout the month, mental health advocates, prevention organizations, survivors, and community members unite to promote suicide prevention awareness.

We acknowledge that prevention comes in many forms and in this knowledge we encourage you to re-share/comment on our posts & articles on social media, joining us at community events, and reading our blog submissions that originate and emulate support, cultural competency and resiliency.

If you or someone you know is in an emergency, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifelin e: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or Text START to 741741 to chat via text.

Team Building

August 7, 2019
Albuquerque, NM

The month of August, CSVANW celebrated all parents and their choices when setting the foundation for their growing little ones' lives. Our CSVANW team came together and invited Rachael Lorenzo from Indigenous Women Rising to give us a presentation on breastfeeding. We had conversations about ways to promote, protect, and support choices for all parents in establishing bonds and the healthy relationships that begin at birth.  Let's continue to work together to support all parents in their decisions about how to nurture their little ones.
Intimate Partner Violence Strangulation Training

August 30, 2019
Shiprock, NM

Strangulation is a significant predictor of future lethal violence. This was an important training for those working with survivors of intimate partner violence to understand implications associated when strangulation is present in intimate partner violent relationships. Presenters were Gail Starr, RN with Albuquerque SANE Collaborative and David Adams, former Assistant U.S Attorney/Tribal Liaison.
Sex Trafficking Project Coordinator on Eye on New Mexico

August 15, 2019
Albuquerque, NM

Our sex trafficking project coordinator, Cheyenne Antonio, was on Eye on New Mexico with Charmine Jackson and Patricia Michaels to discuss the MMIW epidemic that’s affecting Native communities and the call for actions to address this issue.
CSVANW Member Meeting

August 16 , 2019
Albuquerque, NM

We held our quarterly CSVANW Member Meeting to bring our relatives from around the state together. Thank you to all our members for taking time out of their day to join us! We appreciate all of the work and dedication our Tribal communities have to advocate for social change to eliminate violence against our Native peoples.
14th Annual Government - to - Government Tribal Consultation

August 20-21, 2019
New Buffalo, MI

CSVANW attended the 14th Annual Government-to-Government Tribal Consultation on Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women, at the Four Winds Casino Resort in New Buffalo, MI. The purpose of the consultation is to solicit recommendations from tribal government leaders on three topic areas: Administering grant funds appropriated for tribal governments and programs created to benefit tribal governments by the original Violence Against Women Act and subsequent legislation; enhancing the safety of Indian women from domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking; and strengthening the Federal response to crimes of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
Addressing Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls through Tribal Sovereignty, Data, and Ethical Review

August 26-27 , 2019
Bernalillo, NM

Our CSVANW Advocate Coordinator attended the 2019 Southwest Tribal IRB Workshop: Addressing Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls through Tribal Sovereignty, Data, and Ethical Review. This two-day workshop provided attendees with the opportunity to participate in discourse on the data sovereignty, ethical review, and the informed consent process with Southwest Tribal institutional Review Board (IRB) member, researchers, and others.
Supporting Native Young People in Tribal Colleges and Universities: Addressing Title IX 

August 27, 2019
Albuquerque, NM

This training addressed the limited access to information on title IX within Tribal Colleges and Universities for both students, staff, and instructors. There was an overview of victim rights and laws, including federal and state laws, to better advocate and support young people affected by violence. An overview on how to support Native educational institutions on how to respond to the disclosure of SV from a young person (active listening, empathy, support). And we explored strategies for improving response and coordination among tribal, state, and federal service agencies.
New Mexico FVPSA Tribal Listening Session

August 27 , 2019
Albuquerque, NM

CSVANW, the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center (NIWRC), and representers from the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) held a New Mexico FVPSA Tribal Listening Session. The purpose for this FVPSA listening session is to bring together tribes in New Mexico to discuss the gaps and barriers in services for survivors of domestic violence and dating violence and their children. There were also representors from the NM Department of Children, Youth and Families (CYFD) and NM Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NMCADV) who were in attendances.
Youth Suicide: What to Do & How to Help
By: Naomi Jiron

The topic of suicide is challenging, especially for young people experiencing suicidal ideation. There are a variety of reasons for this.

First, there's the stigma surrounding suicide, suicidal ideation, and self-harm.

Let's break that down a bit more by looking at the definitions for each term.  Suicide refers to the act of taking one's own life voluntarily and intentionally.  Suicidal ideation is thinking about suicide, especially in the context of considering suicide or creating a suicide plan.  Self-harm is intentionally harming oneself through various methods, most commonly through self-mutilation or other physical harm.
National Suicide Prevention Week
By: Selena McCray of WE R Native

Suicide is a troubling topic that most of us would rather not deal with, but suicide is a reality, and it is more common than we would like to think. By paying attention to warning signs, talking about the "unthinkable," getting connected with family, friends and our culture - we may be able to help a friend in a time of need.
By: Y agnesh Pathak, HTSNM Member

The Hindu Temple Society of New Mexico (HTSNM) is proud to organize a Walkathon to celebrate the 150 th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi who was the pioneer in supporting non-violence in early 1900’s that resulted in the freedom of India. HTSNM is a non-profit 501 (C) -3 organization and would like to raise the awareness against violence in the communities around Albuquerque. HTSNM is requesting your support in their fight against violence.
Read more blog submissions
Eye on New Mexico: Missing and murdered Native American women – KOB (August 18, 2019)
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- In this Eye on New Mexico, Colton Shone discusses the important issue of missing and murdered Native American women.

Cheyenne Antonion, sex trafficking project coordinator with the Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women, Charmaine Jackson, curator & advocate for MWIW&G, and Patricia Michaels, fashion and textile designer of PM Waterlily, sits down with Colton to talk about the issue...
August 2019 DONORS
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Elizabeth Ioannou
October 12, 2019
4th Annual #IWillRunForHer 5k
Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute
9169 Coors Blvd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120
September 20 - 21, 2019
Southwest Butterflies Retreat
September 25, 2019
Recognizing & Responding to the Impact of Childhood Trauma
September 11, 2019
Implications & Resource of Minors & Sex Trafficking
September 28, 2019
Run For Hope
October 9 - 11, 2019
Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) "Community Healing Through Courageous Conversations" Convening
October 21, 2019
Men's Night Out
Invitation to Submit a Summit Proposal for Speakers for the 3rd Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Month Summit  
“Positive Impacts for Victims”
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Last day to submit proposal: September 11, 2019
United States Census 2020
"We Need Your Help"
What is this Project? The idea is to feature as many American & Alaskan Indians.
Film Dates: September 9-10, 2019
in the Albuquerque, NM Area.

Click flyer for more info.
September 9 - 11, 2019
Sexual Health Educators Program
Scholarships are also available !
September 13, 2019
YOGA: For Individuals Working in Trauma - Related Fields
September 9 - 11, 2019
Sexual Health Educators Program
Suicide Prevention Awareness Month Activities
September 14, 2019
Search Family Engagement Workshop
September 17, 2019
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
September 7, 2019
Regeneration Fest: Bounce Back
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