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CDHS Employees Donate Items to Ute Mountain Ute Domestic Violence Program

UMUT DVP Brochure page 1.PNGViolence against indigenous women has reached unprecedented levels on tribal lands and in Alaska Native villages across the US. More than 4 in 5 American Indian and Alaska Native women have experienced violence, and more than 1 in 2 have experienced sexual violence. Native children exposed to violence suffer rates of PTSD three times higher than the rest of the general population. The Ute Mountain Ute Social Services Domestic Violence Program is located on the Ute Mountain Ute reservation and provides healthy relationship courses, support groups, resources and referrals, and advocacy and supportive services to survivors of domestic violence. 


The Importance of Pronouns

Pronoun Day.pngInternational Pronouns Day was on October 16th this year. The purpose of this day is to make respecting, sharing and educating about personal pronouns commonplace. Referring to people by their identified pronouns is basic to human dignity, but many people who identify as transgender or gender-nonconforming are regularly called by the wrong pronouns.

Celebrating Recovery from Substance Addiction: New Recovery Cards Initiative

Beth and Chelsea RCP.PNGTraumatic experience and substance addictions often go hand in hand. Behavioral health challenges can complicate the path to safety for people surviving domestic violence. Fortunately, Colorado is seeking to break the stigma people face when struggling with an addiction. Celebrating recovery is the focus of a new Recovery Cards project from the Office of Behavioral Health.