DOMESTIC VIOLENCE/SEXUAL ASSAULT PROJECT

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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.

The video is composed of three chapters. One chapter will be interviews from members of the community, such as, Yurok tribal council members, Yurok tribal employees, and Yurok tribal members. They talk about domestic violence within the community, the cultural and traditional aspects of why DV isnít a Yurok value, their experiences, the cycles of DV, and their beliefs on some reasons why DV has such a strong presence on the people in the area.

The two other chapters are two different versions of the traditional story, Abalone woman. One version is told from Lyn Risling and Julian Lang. The other version is told by Gary Markussen. We wanted to include the actual story itself not only because it was referenced in the beginning of the interviewing chapter, but it also portrays a great example of domestic violence within the Native American culture and how it was not a traditional value. It reinforces the healthy living our people has and continues to strive for.

We also decided to include two different adaptations of the story because we know and respect that there are many different versions amongst our community and people. Offending anyone person or family by exclusively using only one version is not the intent of the YSS or any of their programs. Therefore, the movie will view one chapter of the Abalone woman story first, the interviewing chapter second and the second chapter of the Abalone story third. After the showing of the movie, we plan on including a set of questioners to engage discussion amongst the viewers, in hopes of gaining valuable comments and input for our future program endeavors....hide

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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.

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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.

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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.
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Funding made possible by: Office of Violence Against Women






YOU ARE NOT ALONE.


There are people who
understand and can help you.



Call 911 if you are in danger.


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Staff

Stephanie Weldon
MSW Social Services Director
sweldon@yuroktribe.nsn.us

Geneva Shaw
MSW Asst. Social Services Director
gshaw@yuroktribe.nsn.us

Porscha Cobbs
Crisis Worker/Victim Advocate
pcobbs@yuroktribe.nsn.us
(707) 445-2422 x 1011
(707) 954-8938

Springwind Rojas
Community Outreach Specialist
smrojas@yuroktribe.nsn.us
(707) 445-2422 x 1011
(707) 482-1350
(707) 954-6468

Mariana Nava
Crisis Worker/Victim Advocate
mnava@yuroktribe.nsn.us
(707) 954-8737
(707) 482-1350 x 1344

Eureka Office
525 7th St
Eureka, CA 95501

(707) 445-2422 x 1011