More Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners needed to meet critical community need

There is currently an emergency shortage of SANE nurses to adequately support our state’s prevalence of sexual assault. CPN’s House of Hope, which supports domestic violence victims, is partnering with local colleges to provide information about this vital care. Pottawatomie County nurses and nursing students are invited to take part in a series of training sessions to learn the role of a SANE nurse and steps to SANE certification.

CPN’s House of Hope recognizes Sexual Assault Awareness Month

This April marks the 21st nationally recognized Sexual Assault Awareness Month, building on many years of advocacy that has impacted community awareness, support services for assault survivors, and state and federal policy. Kayla Woody, prevention and education specialist at CPN’s House of Hope, sat down with the Hownikan to talk about the importance of SAAM, ongoing advocacy and education.

Start the conversation around teen dating violence

February is a month often known for everything love. It is not just for Valentine’s Day gifts and sweethearts, though. February is also National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. The CPN House of Hope wants to encourage everyone to bring acknowledgment to dating violence and consider the health of your own relationships during February.

Hownikan Podcast: January 2022

During this episode, we visit with an author about her new book that tells stories from a Tribal elder’s childhood, a domestic violence prevention specialist about National Stalking Awareness Month and a historian about the 155th anniversary of the last treaty CPN signed with the federal government.

Training highlights stalking awareness

January is designated as National Stalking Awareness Month. This January, House of Hope will be hosting a free event for the public that will focus on the dynamics of stalking and how to work with those affected by this crime. The event will be held on January 18 at 1 p.m. and located at CPN’s North Reunion Hall.

Image-Based Abuse

Apps like TikTok and Instagram allow users to capture every moment of their day, sharing those with the world. This does not come without a price. Once uploaded, these images are irreversible and can be used as a form of power and control against a person.

Education is key with domestic violence

Prevention is key when it comes to domestic violence. With domestic violence on the rise all over the nation, education on the dynamics of abuse is needed more than ever.

Treating the domestic violence pandemic

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month. More than 12 million people each year are affected by violence from a spouse or partner, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Park project educates on empowerment

The Hands Are for Helping project educates youngsters on the importance of playing safely without violence. It was developed to help assist parents teach their children the best ways to overcome conflict without a physical altercation.