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Domestic Violence in Yurok Country

The Yurok Social Services Domestic Violence/ Sexual Assault Program partnered with Seventh Generation to create a video that sheds light and attention to the domestic violence issue that is strongly present in the Yurok community. This video was made with the intent of harnessing it into a tool that could be used in the efforts of not only bringing awareness to the community, raising prevention efforts, and advertising the already established services that our program provides. more


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Video Discussion Questioners:

  • What is Domestic Violence?

  • Name different forms of DV?

  • Who is affected by DV?

  • Who can be perpetrators of DV?

  • Are women the only victims of DV/SA?

  • Why is DV a problem?

  • Why is DV so prevalent in Tribal communities?

  • What needs to be done to change the problem?

  • What do you think the solutions are to preventing and stopping DV?

  • What can you do about DV?

  • What were some of your feelings when watching this video?

  • Have you ever encountered domestic violence in your life? Known someone who has?

  • Do you feel Domestic violence is a Yurok cultural value? Why or why not?

  • The story of Abalone woman, how did it show examples of domestic violence and how was it handled traditionally?

  • The story of Abalone woman was a traditional story that gave an example of domestic violence. Did you feel like it was relevant to modern day domestic violence?

  • Is there much change to how as a community, we accept or not accept domestic violence from our traditional days?

  • According to you, what is the stance your community takes on the issue of domestic violence?

  • What are some cultural ways of handling conflict and violence?


How to HELP:

If someone you know is sexually assaulted...

  • Let them know that you care & believe what they tell you.

  • Be willing to listen, without giving advice or telling them what to do.

  • Reassure them that they are not to blame and did nothing wrong.

  • Ask before touching the survivor. They may not want to be touched.


Available Program Services:

  • Embergency Shelter, Clothing, and Supplies

  • Transportation Assistance to a safe place

  • Restaining Order Assistance

  • Housing & Relocation Assistance

  • Creating a Safety Plan

  • Referrals to Community Resources

  • Court Advocacy & Accompaniment (you don't have to be alone)

  • Accompaniment to Forensic Exams or Police Interviews

  • Peer Counciling/Suport Person

  • Victim Intervention & Access to Clinician Services

  • Access to Stalking Kits

  • Community Awareness and Prevention Activities

For further information call our Victim Advocate at (707) 954-8938 or 1(855) 945-4357.
All services are provided in a safe, non-judgmental, and confidential manner. divider

Funding made possible by: Office of Violence Against Women


There are people who
understand and can help you.

Call 911 if you are in danger.

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Stephanie Weldon
MSW Social Services Director

Geneva Shaw
MSW Asst. Social Services Director

Porscha Cobbs
Crisis Worker/Victim Advocate
(707) 445-2422 x 1011
(707) 954-8938

Springwind Rojas
Community Outreach Specialist
(707) 445-2422 x 1011
(707) 482-1350
(707) 954-6468

Mariana Nava
Crisis Worker/Victim Advocate
(707) 954-8737
(707) 482-1350 x 1344

Eureka Office
525 7th St
Eureka, CA 95501

(707) 445-2422 x 1011