TEXT ADVOCACY NOW AVAILABLE 24/7. Advocates are now available via text at 1-844-762-8483 to help all Native American and Alaska Natives affected by domestic, dating and sexual violence. #textadvocacy #24/7 #helpline #Indigenous #Native #AlaskaNative #Alldayeveryday pic.twitter.com/ACLy9vHtTg— strongheartsdv (@strongheartsdv) July 27, 2021
- One in seven men report having experienced severe physical violence from an intimate partner in their lifetime (Cdc.Gov 2021).
- 38 million men have experienced psychological aggression by an intimate partner in their lifetime (Cdc.Gov 2021).
- One in 10 men have experienced rape, physical violence and/or stalking by an intimate partner (Cdc.Gov 2021).
Emotional abuse is the most common form of abuse reported to StrongHearts Native Helpline. Emotional abuse is intentional tactics that cause someone psychological, mental, or spiritual harm, especially as a means of control over that person. Emotional abuse against men can include:
No access to internet can be a dilemma in Native communities where victim-survivors have little access to domestic, dating or sexual violence resources.— strongheartsdv (@strongheartsdv) August 2, 2021
AllConnect is helping to close that gap. List of internet assistance programs: https://t.co/fpfq9NcKAJ#Native #AlaskaNative
- Questioning where they’ve been and questioning where they’ve been and with whom.
- Calling them names, belittling them.
- Enforcing unhealthy gender roles and expectations: saying they aren’t man enough, shaming them if they are not the main financial contributor to the household, pressuring them into sexual activity to prove their manhood, etc.
- Constantly accusing them of cheating.
- Limiting their time with friends and relatives.
It is the work of StrongHearts to restore power to Native Americans impacted by domestic and dating violence by providing a system of safety, sovereignty and support with a vision to return to our traditional lifeways where our relatives are safe, violence is eradicated and sacredness is restored. To explore your options for safety and healing, visit strongheartshelpline.org online for one-on-one chat advocacy or call 1-844-7NATIVE (1-844-762-8483). StrongHearts Native Helpline is a project of the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center and the National Domestic Violence Hotline.
Black, M.C., Basile, K.C., Breiding, M.J., Smith, S.G., Walters, M.L., Merrick, M.T., Chen, J., & Stevens, M.R. (2011). The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS): 2010 Summary Report. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “NCADV | National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.” Ncadv.Org, 2021, ncadv.org/blog/posts/domestic-violence-and-the-lgbtq-community. Accessed 8 July 2021. “Preventing Intimate Partner Violence | Violence Prevention | Injury Center | CDC”. Cdc.Gov, 2021, cdc.gov/violenceprevention/intimatepartnerviolence/fastfact.html. Accessed 2 July 2021. “Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women and Men”. National Institute of Justice, 2021, nij.ojp.gov/topics/articles/violence-against-american-indian-and-alaska-native-women-and-men. Accessed 8 July 2021.
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