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.
In a healthy relationship, all communication is respectful, whether in person or through technology. However, with unhealthy relationships, communication can be extremely dangerous, and technology can act as gasoline on the fire.
With help from loved ones and professionals, children can work through and overcome their experiences, while transitioning from victim to survivor.
While Citizen Potawatomi cultural traditions center on reverence for one’s ancestors and elders, the issue of elder abuse is present at the Tribal level. If a Tribal adult is unable to make decisions concerning their health and welfare, CPN Adult Protective Services seeks out family members to serve as a guardian.
CPN’s FireLodge Children and Family Services recognizes April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month with a Fun Walk at FireLake Lake.
Submitted by Darian Towner, House of Hope Prevention Specialist As a domestic violence program, our main focus is to help as many women and men as possible who find themselves in an unhealthy or abusive relationship. With the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence reporting more than 20,000 phone calls being placed to domestic violence hotlines Read More »
Begun in 1981 by the Coalition Against Domestic Violence, organizations around the country spend each October raising awareness of the scourge of domestic violence. In Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, agencies from local non-profits, the district attorney, local law enforcement and the Citizen Potawatomi Nation House of Hope work to combat this epidemic. According to the latest Read More »