January was National Stalking Awareness Month, and prevention specialist Kayla Woody hosted three different webinars to both Pleasant Grove Middle School and Shawnee High School classes. The House of Hope partnered with the Stalking Prevention Awareness Resource Center and Community Renewal of Pottawatomie County to provide much-needed information about signs of stalking and ways to prevent stalking.
January is National Stalking Awareness Month, and Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s House of Hope wants to educate everyone on this form of abuse and the reasons it is unacceptable.
In the United States, violence against Native women has reached astonishing levels with more than half of this population reporting they experience sexual violence in their lifetime.
Parents want what is best for their children, but knowing how to provide that sometimes can be tough. At the House of Hope, we offer parenting classes, at no charge, to those in the community who either need or desire such training.
Recognizing the signs of emotional abuse is the first step to getting help. There are people who want to support you, including advocates at the StrongHearts Native Helpline.
Along with the rise in temperature comes a rise in domestic violence cases for shelter advocates and hotlines.
By Darian Towner, CPN House of Hope Prevention Specialist Some of the biggest victims of domestic violence are actually the smallest. Childhood domestic violence occurs when a person grows up in a home where violence between their parents or violence towards a parent takes place. Statistics from the Journal of Family Psychology indicate that more Read More »
Darian Towner, House of Hope Prevention Specialist This year, many stories of sexual assault and domestic violence have come to light. We have seen its presence in the political sphere, throughout Hollywood, within our schools and in our daily news. Tackling issues such as sexual assault and domestic violence can seem intimidating with new stories Read More »
Submitted by Darian Towner, House of Hope Prevention Specialist The House of Hope Domestic Violence Program raised awareness about the prevalence of domestic violence as well as the program’s services at this year’s Family Reunion Festival by use of a powerful visual display. Beside House of Hope’s table stood a punching bag adorned with a Read More »
The Doggie Spot in downtown Shawnee, Oklahoma, offers dog training courses, grooming and pet supplies. Classes include Puppy Training: Puppy Perks, Wild Child, FUNdamentals of Training, and Doggie Skills. A Doggie School, or doggie daycare, is also available with half-day or full-day options offering basic training, exercise, socialization and play time with other dogs. “Dog Read More »