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21Oct 2016

Working with Tribes to Improve the Response to Violence Against Native Women

Working with Tribes to Improve the Response to Violence Against Native Women
These are some of the words that participants used to describe the September 20-21, 2016 meeting on the outskirts of Tucson, Arizona, which brought together 11 STOP administrators from 10 states to learn how to reach out to Tribes, develop relationships, and work together on violence intervention and prevention efforts. Convened by ALSO’s STOP Technical ...
17Oct 2016

ALSO Goes to the Capitol

ALSO Goes to the Capitol
Last week, three members of the ALSO team (Lori Crowder, Jenna Musselman-Palles and Carlee Taggart) attended the White House conference entitled, “Trauma-Informed Approaches in School:  Supporting Girls of Color and Rethinking Discipline.” This conference centered around the needs of girls of color who are disproportionately disadvantaged as a result of inequitable institutional practices and lack ...
06Oct 2016

“If you build it accessibly, they will come”

In August, ALSO staff, Stephanie Hausen and Zarena Leblanc, attended the Vera Institute of Justice’s “Creating Accessibility and Welcoming In-Person Events” training in St. Paul, Minnesota. This training focused on the importance of making in-person events accessible for all attendees, specifically Deaf people and those with disabilities, and covered topics including but not limited to, ...
29Sep 2016

Violence and Trauma: It Affects Us All

Violence and Trauma: It Affects Us All
The 21st International Summit on Violence, Abuse, & Trauma: Linking Research, Practice, Advocacy, and Policy hosted by the Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT) was held August 28-31, 2016 in San Diego, CA. ALSO had the opportunity to sponsor the attendance of 21 STOP grant recipients from the following agencies through our LINK travel ...
08Sep 2016

Nuestra Senora Wins Grant from Chicago Community Trust and Goodcity Chicago

Nuestra Senora Wins Grant from Chicago Community Trust and Goodcity Chicago
ALSO Resident Coordinator Linnette Acosta partnered with Reverend Liz Muñoz of Nuestra Señora de las Americas (NSA) to successfully obtain a grant from Chicago Community Trust and Goodcity Chicago to offer guided meditation sessions to the Humboldt Park community and the surrounding Northwest side. Read all about it below and view their award-winning video! Linnette, we ...