2017-04-20 / Headlines

Training to address substance abuse amongst Lakota women


RAPID CITY—Next week, from April 25 to 28, there will be a training for advocates that work with survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

“We offer advocacy and other trainings to our members to their onsite location and a yearly advocate institute training on topics that are needed,” said Amanda Takes War Bonnett, public education specialist for the Society.

This year’s institute topics include basic advocacy training and advocacy for women who are experiencing substance abuse while survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, trauma or oppression.

“Also a one day training on best practices in financial documentation and audit preparation. This is valuable training for those organizations that receive grant money from the Department of Justice and Office of Violence Against Women,” added War Bonnet.

Native Women’s Society of the Great Plains is membership of 24 organizations on the Northern Plains and is committed to a vision that ends domestic and sexual violence against Native women, in all aspects – a vision of change. The society offers technical assistance, support and training to their membership.

For more information please call Carmen O’Leary at (605) 852-1332.

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