In 2008, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report on health and violence found that 39 percent of Native women reported that they were victims of intimate partner violence some time in their lives – a rate higher than any other race or ethnicity surveyed. This web-page includes Building Domestic Violence Health Care Responses in Indian Country: A Promising Practices Report as well as an executive summary of this report. This web-page also includes GPRA standards on screenings, model protocols, recent statistics, posters, and health safety cards.

Free Materials to Use in Practice

American Indian and Alaska Native Free Materials – Available for free download from Futures Without Violence Online Store. Includes safety cards, handouts, posters, and more. Other materials available in hard copies with providers only needing to pay shipping.

Hotlines / Helplines & Community Programs

National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center – National, Native nonprofit organization that was founded with the sole purpose of serving as the National Indian Resource Center to address domestic violence and safety for Indian Women.

List of Tribal Coalitions – National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center

StrongHearts Native Helpline – 1-844-762-8483, Advocates available at no cost Monday-Friday from 9am-5:30pm CST

Online Resources, Webinars, Training Modules

Professional Services for Intimate Partner Violence – Indian Health Service – Establishes uniform clinical care guidelines on identifying and responding to IPV for all patients presenting to Indian Health Service (HIS) health care facilities.

Culturally Appropriate Responses for Native American Victims of Sexual Assault – Online training presentation produced by the Tribal Law and Policy Institute designed to improve knowledge and skills of non-Native service providers when responding to victims of sexual assault.

Special Collections: For Native American Teens and Teen Dating Violence – Developed by to highlight issues, resources, and other suggestions for engaging native youth in our communities about healthy relationships and related tools.

Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women and Men – Video describing findings of a National Institute of Justice study on the prevalence of violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women and men.

General Resources

The Ohio Domestic Violence Protocol for Health Care Providers: Standards of Care (See Documentation, Screening, Interview & Flowchart)

Voices of Survivors DVD – Addresses the dynamics of domestic violence and the need for providers to routinely assess patients for abuse. Offers step-by-step instructions on how to assess, intervene, address patient safety, and provide referrals.

Business Case for Domestic Violence Programs in Health Care Settings –Allows health care providers and administrators to make the business case for instituting a healthcare-based domestic violence program and the resulting cost-savings.