American Indian and Alaska Native communities have a significantly higher risk of experiencing domestic violence. Find resources about the identification, assessment, and interventions for domestic violence related to American Indian and Alaska Native children and families.
American Indian/Alaska Native Health
Futures Without Violence (2020)
Describes model policies and tools to better address abuse and prevent domestic violence in Tribal and urban areas. Articles and resources are available for download.
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, Violence Against Women (2020)
Discusses common barriers among American Indian and Alaska Native women in receiving domestic violence services in addition to culturally responsive resources about the disproportionate rates of domestic violence within these communities.
Ending Violence Against Native Women
Indian Law Resource Center
Discusses legislation that both creates barriers and support for American Indian and Alaska Native women experiencing domestic violence.
The Facts on Violence Against American Indian/Alaskan Native Women (PDF - 257 KB)
Futures Without Violence (2012)
Presents prevalence rates of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking among American Indian and Alaska Native women, as well as cultural factors affecting treatment seeking and availability.
Intimate Partner Violence
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Provides both Native-focused and general resources to support service providers in identifying and treating American Indian and Alaska Native women affected by intimate partner violence and sexual aggression.
National Indigenous Women's Resource Center, Inc.
Provides training and technical assistance, policy development, public education, and information services for Indian and Alaska Native nations, Native Hawaiians, and Native non-profit organizations that address safety for Native women and children.
Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women and Men
U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice (2016)
Examines forms of psychological aggression experienced at disproportionate rates by American Indian and Alaska Native populations, including physical violence, stalking, and sexual violence.