American Indian and Alaska Native communities have a significantly higher risk of experiencing domestic violence. On this page, find information on interventions along with resources related to engaging and supporting American Indian and Alaska Native families affected by domestic violence.
American Indian/Alaska Native Health
Futures Without Violence (2021)
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.
Child Welfare Issues in DV Cases: Addressing Unique Needs of American Indian/Alaska Native Families [Webinar]
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (2018)
Presents a webinar on addressing child welfare issues while working with American Indian and Alaska Native families affected by domestic violence.
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, VAWnet (2021)Discusses common barriers among American Indian and Alaska Native women to receiving domestic violence services and includes 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 creates barriers to domestic violence and provides support for American Indian and Alaska Native women experiencing domestic violence.
Intimate Partner Violence Prevention
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.
Mending the Sacred Hoop
Works to end violence against Native women and children and strengthen the vision and voice of Native communities through grassroots organizing and restoring the leadership of Native women in addressing and ending domestic and sexual violence nationally.
Resources for Healthy Generations: Substance Abuse, Child Welfare, and Domestic Violence Targeted Resources for Tribal Child Welfare (PDF - 432 KB)
Capacity Building Center for Tribes, Tribal Information Exchange (2017)
Presents a listing of services and programs that can help American Indian and Alaska Native families involved with the child welfare system address substance use and domestic violence.
Special Collection: Cultural Competency/Humility and Ally-Building in Indian Country
National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center (2021)
Provides background information and resources on ally building and cultural competency with regard to domestic and sexual violence in Indian country.